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Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2016. There are 244 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 1, 1866, three days of race-related rioting erupted in Memphis, Tennessee, as white mobs targeted blacks, 46 of whom were killed,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, May 2
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Caraway Junior High School.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Biggers City Council, 7 p.m., Community Building.
Ravenden City

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Wheels keep turning for bike collector


Chris Pinkard | The Sun
Fred Dowless admires one of his favorite pieces in his collection, a 1954 JC Higgins bike.

BY CHRIS PINKARD, Sun Staff Writer, cpinkard@jonesborosun.com
MONETTE — Fred Dowless has vintage bicycles as far as the eye can see, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon for the passionate collector.
Dowless started out as a

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Paragould’s Clifford scores Player of the Year


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun Paragould senior guard Brandon Clifford is the Best Under The Sun Player
By Cory Clark Sun Staff Writer

PARAGOULD — Despite being the sole focus of most opposing defenses each and every night, Paragould senior guard Brandon Clifford once again put up big-time numbers this year. The 6-2 guard averaged 28 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 40. . . more »


Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone — A3
GOP race shifts political unions in Calif. — A3
Iranian moderates get most parliament seats — A3
Police seek stepbrother in theft of pickup — A6
Police investigate string of forgeries — A6
Mosquito fight begins today — A6
Health care divides candidates — A10
Rainy Day Fund will restore budget cuts — A10
Group aims to reduce ag thefts in 3 states — A10
Brooks drafted by Seahawks in round 7 — B1
The gobbler and the raccoon — B7
Outdoor icons make Reelfoot Lake trip special — B7
Policies vary on cutting parental rights — B9
Gender politics at front of race — B9
Some Syrian cities calm despite Aleppo violence — B10

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Obama celebrates jazz at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House. Borrowing a line from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, who ran for president in 1964, Obama says . . .

Beyonce concert in Nashville rescheduled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beyonce's concert in Nashville, which had been scheduled for Thursday, is being rescheduled. Live Nation Entertainment said Friday that a new date for the concert hasn't been announced but that tickets for the original event will . . .


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