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Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 28, the 210th day of 2016. There are 156 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 28, 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an official estimate.
On

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Aug. 1
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Lake City.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Ravenden City Council, 7 p.m., Municipal Building.
Black Rock City Council, 7 p.m.,

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Multiple problems slow Airport Road work


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
A Seagraves Construction crew works on digging a trench Wednesday at the intersection of Aggie and Airport roads where a roundabout will be constructed.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A job at Aggie and Airport roads that was only supposed to take 75 working days has stretched out for most of a year.
However, District Engineer Walter McMillan said the contractor is

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Cook finding groove on course


Sun File Photo
Austin Cook, shown in this Sun File Photo, has shot up to No. 29 in the Web.com money rankings over the past month. If Cook finishes in the top 25 at the end of the season, he will earn at PGA Tour card.

Sun Staff Writer Over the past few weeks, Austin Cook has found his groove on the Web.com golf tour. The Jonesboro High graduate has shot up the Web.com money list over the past few weeks and sits in 29th place after recording a fourth-place. . . more »


IS suicide attack kills dozens — A2
General: Afghan IS linked to main group — A2
Casino campaign gains time — A3
Ambulance crews to get bullet-resistant vests — A3
Panel recommends Cossatot for post — A3
Obama: Clinton ready to lead — A5
Turkey mired in tension after uprising — A5
Parolee accused of auto thefts — A6
Four small children found abandoned — A6
Caretaker held on possession charge — A6
Texas AG's gift came despite agency rules — A7
Black River Bridge demolition underway — A8
Service center being renovated — A8
Equalization Board to begin meeting — A8
Area kids show appreciation for officers — A8
Bulldozer driver killed fighting Calif. blaze — A9
Mad magazine artist dies — A10
'Empire' producer Daniels: Hillary knows me — A10
June durable goods orders plunge — B3
Pending home sales improve slightly in June — B3

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

Damon's taking steps to address diversity crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at . . .

O'Reilly: Slaves that built White House were 'well-fed'

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly says the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." The Fox News commentator was responding to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks in her speech at the . . .


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