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Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2017. There are 16 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1939, the Civil War motion picture epic "Gone with the Wind," starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world premiere in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Dec. 18
Westside School Board, 6 p.m., high school library.
Leachville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall.
Brookland School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office boardroom.
Lake City City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
Walnut Ridge

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Defying trends: Department's roster, calls exceed average


Sun file photo
Former Bono Volunteer Fire Department Chief Whit Edwards sprays water over hot spots remaining from a brush fire north of Bono in this file photo from Aug. 22, 2012.

By David Talley, Sun Staff Writer, dtalley@jonesborosun.com
BONO — One year ago, responding to reports of a home on fire in Egypt, Kassy Dunivan stood with her fellow Bono volunteer firefighters in front of the structure, called to the scene to

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Maggard, McCabe lead Belmont past Red Wolves


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Akasha Westbrook goes up for a shot over Belmont's Sierra Jones during Thursday's game at First National Bank Arena. Westbrook scored 15 points but A-State lost 83-52.

Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Arkansas State had a big problem with Belmont's biggest player, but the Red Wolves had even bigger problem with its smallest.
Darby Maggard, Belmont's 5-foot-3 shooting guard, had a game-high 22 points while 6-3 center. . . more »


U.N. envoy says 'opportunity missed' in Syria talks — A5
U.N.: It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea — A5
Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle, urges unity — A5
Polish official: Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash — A5
EU distances itself from Trump, commenting on Israel — A5
Tax on graduate-school tuition waivers dropped — A6
Man arrested after responders find child unresponsive — A7
FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality' — A8
Rubio defection threatens slim majority on tax bill — A8
Black women seek rewards from Democrats after race — A8
Minn. Democrats aim to clear Smith's path for 2018 — A8
1992 disappearance of Saratoga man remains mystery — A9
Woman to get second mental exam in murder case — A9
Former death row inmate released on parole — A9
Municipal League sues opioid manufacturers — A9
Harding awards Yingling scholarships — A10
Firefighter fatality reported at Calif. wildfire — A11
Putin: America harms itself with Russia probe — A12
Hanukkah celebrated by Holocaust survivors — A12
California sues over student debt — B4
FCC votes to begin review of broadcaster limits — B4
Detroit breaks ground on symbolic, tallest tower — B4
Disney buying much of Fox — B6

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

Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

NEW YORK — PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming. The . . .

Omarosa denies White House firing

WASHINGTON — Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa denies she was fired from her job at the White House — and she's teasing that she has stories to tell about what she's seen and heard there. In an interview Thursday with ABC's "Good Morning America, . . .


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