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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2016. There are 122 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 31, 1886, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 people,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 1
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, Sept. 5
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City

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Plan for police raises advances

Source: Jonesboro Police Department
The Jonesboro City Council Finance and Administration Committee on Tuesday endorsed a police pay raise proposal. The proposal will be considered by the full Jonesboro City Council on Sept. 6.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A police pay raise package gained the endorsement of a city council committee Tuesday even after Jonesboro's chief financial officer warned of its high cost.
The proposal now goes to

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Hurricane blows past Batesville 65-41

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro safety Dequawn Brown, left, knocks down an intended pass for Batesville's Cole Duncan during the Hurricane's 65-41 win over the Pioneers Tuesday at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Cory Clark, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — After needing second-half comebacks the past three years to beat Batesville, Jonesboro made sure there would be no need for a rally Tuesday night. The Hurricane got their season started by handing. . . more »

Clashes subside between Turkish, Kurdish forces — A11
IS spokesman killed in Syria, group says — A11
U.S. commander slams Iran for Gulf moves — A11
Perry to appear on 'Dancing' for vets — B7
Lawmaker stepping down to work for governor — A9
Hotel demolition ahead of schedule — A9
Stocks fall ahead of jobs report — B4
FBI seeks dialogue on access to devices — B4
15 years after 9/11, Lower Manhattan reborn — B4
20 senators question steep EpiPen increases — B4
Nine species may get protection — A13

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

Texas two-step? Perry to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rick Perry is Texas' longest-serving governor and a two-time unsuccessful presidential candidate. But can he two-step in his signature cowboy boots? America is about to find out. Perry tweeted Tuesday that he will appear on . . .

10 things to look forward to at the movies this fall

Out with the summer, in with the fall. Please hurry. After a bruising three months when moviegoers often had to strain to find something good to see, this year's fall film season looms like an oasis. It's about to get better at the multiplex. Here are . . .

August 2016