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Today in History

Today is Thursday, May 26, the 147th day of 2016. There are 219 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 26, 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.
On this date:
In 1868,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, June 2
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, June 6
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m.,

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Community reacts to flooding

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Dillion Laurain, an employee of SERVPRO, clears flood water Wednesday from one of the classrooms at Nettleton High School. Laurain said he had never seen classrooms so badly flooded when he was a student at NHS.

By Keith Inman, Sarah Morris and Chris Pinkard, Sun Staff Writers
JONESBORO — "Everything was floating," Jonesboro resident Kirk Brown said.
For Brown, it was the second flood in less than two months at a home he rents on Mary Jane Drive, near Allen

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A-State drops SBC tourney opener

Photo courtesy the Sun Belt Conference |
Arkansas State pitcher Cody Jackson (12) delivers a pitch during the Red Wolves' Sun Belt Conference Tournament opener against Louisiana-Lafayette Wednesday night in San Marcos, Texas. ASU lost 7-4, and will face Troy today at 12:30 p.m. in an elimination contest.

SAN MARCOS, Texas � Louisiana-Lafayette's Kyle Clement broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a three-run home run off Arkansas State reliever Tyler Zuber and the Ragin' Cajuns defeated the Red Wolves 7-4 in the first round of th. . . more »

School seeks to avoid merger — A3
Senate: Scrap catfish inspection program — A3
Counties to get new voting equipment — A3
GOP senators attack Dems for defense bill delay — A5
Clinton email use broke federal rules — A5
11 states sue over school transgender directive — A5
Death penalty accepted in church slayings — A5
Ex-boyfriend accused of assault, car theft — A6
Schools raise meal price — A7
Woman sentenced for sex trafficking — A7
CCSO investigates residential burglary — A7
Residents dig out from flood aftermath — A8
When a $468,449 raise is typical — B4
Most American households doing better — B4
Reflections on 'Roots' by stars of new version — B7

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

Fla. 6th-grader wins National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida sixth-grader has won the 2016 National Geographic Bee. Twelve-year-old Rishi Nair of Seffner, Florida, won the top honors Wednesday at the 28th annual Bee in Washington. Nair clinched the win by correctly answering . . .

Billionaire Thiel funding Hulk Hogan suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. Forbes says Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and sits . . .

May 2016