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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2016. There are 93 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with the strength of several hundred men.
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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 6
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance and Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, Oct. 10
Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m.,

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Weiner Elementary earns national award

Sarah Morris | The Sun
Weiner Elementary fourth-graders Taylor Morris (from left) and Daelyn Bishop dance with teacher Tonya Thompson during a Wednesday assembly to announce and celebrate the school being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Weiner Elementary was among 279 public and 50 private schools — of which only three are in Arkansas — to receive the honor.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Fifth-grader Jesse Ozbun believes he attends the best school in the world.
That belief was strengthened Wednesday when Ozbun learned his school, Weiner Elementary, is a 2016

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Harper leads hard-working Bobcats

Ashley George | Special to The Sun
Walnut Ridge’s Luke Harper (21) holds off a Harrisburg defender during the Bobcats’ victory over the Hornets earlier this month. Harper has 711 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns through four games.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer WALNUT RIDGE — With only 22 players on the team, Walnut Ridge's Luke Harper doesn't get much time to rest. Playing tailback on offense, starting at linebacker and punting take up most of Harper's time on Friday. . . more »

Gas plant plans revealed — A2
Streets to close for festival — A2
Defiant Trump resists new debate approach — A5
World joins Israel in mourning Peres' death — A5
Syrians attack 2 hospitals, bread line — A5
Pocahontas restaurant denied private club permit — A7
Court upholds tree-trimming order — A7
Pulliam appointed interim Lawrence County judge — A7
Restaurant on the look out for fake IDs — A7
20 police officers get 20%-plus in salary hike — A8
Professor discusses South vs. Everything mentality — A8
Jailer fired over verbal altercation — A8
Builder given time to move trailer — A8
Police: Suspects stole methadone from vehicle — A9
Signatures for lawsuits measure could be tossed — A9
Governor: Medical pot would hurt businesses — A9
Ex-senator tested positive for meth after DUI arrest — A9
NHS students to present 'The Election' — A10
Oil deal hopes send energy stocks, market higher — B4

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

Hawn's key to romance with Russell? No marriage

LONDON — Goldie Hawn says the key to her successful 33-year Hollywood romance with Kurt Russell is that they never got married. The actress appeared on the chat show "Loose Women" on Britain's ITV on Monday. She says she "would have been long divorced" . . .

Schumer most dangerous celebrity online

LOS ANGELES — Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity on the internet — and not just because of her no-holds-barred personality. Intel Security announced Wednesday that the actress-comedian topped its 10th annual list of the most dangerous . . .

September 2016