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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2017. There are 346 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 19, 1977, on his last full day in office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, an American convicted of

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Public Affairs Calendar

Today, Jan. 19
Craighead County Superintendents Association, 11:30 a.m., Success Achievement Academy.
Greene County Tech School Board, 7 p.m., administration office.
Manila School Board, 7:30 p.m., administration office.
Cherokee Village City

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Lake City proposal concerns residents


Jeff Bricker | The Sun
Paul Carter visited the Lake City Courthouse on Wednesday. Even though he's from Jonesboro, Carter said he prefers to go to Lake City to conduct business because of its convenience.

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer, jbricker@jonesborosun.com
LAKE CITY — As the Craighead County Quorum Court prepares to debate a proposal to alter the roles of employees at the Lake City Courthouse, many of the residents who visit the courthouse

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Red Wolves look to snap losing streak


Suzhannah Dolle | Special to The Sun
Arkansas State’s Dominique Oliver tries to dribble past Arkansas-Little Rock’s Emily Lytle during ASU’s 73-59 loss Saturday in Little Rock. The Red Wolves return to the Convocation Center tonight to take on South Alabama.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State coach Brian Boyer is encouraged by the signs his team has shown lately, despite a four-game losing streak. But the Red Wolves will need more than just signs of progress if they are. . . more »


Prosecutor who disarmed shooter hangs up gun — A2
Tax cut plan clears Senate committee — A3
Senate panel approves medical pot launch delay — A3
Opening of veterans home delayed — A3
Obama aims final jab at Trump — A5
Death toll in Mali blast rises to at least 60 — A5
Russia, Turkey conduct joint airstrikes on IS — A5
Police investigating gun thefts — A6
Police: Former employee stole thousands — A6
Perdue picked to lead USDA — A7
Suspect in officer's killing leaves hospital — A7
St. Jude S'travaganza scheduled Feb. 5 — A8
ASU food pantry serving more — A8
Major improvements seen at Marked Tree — A8
Nettleton students honor local police — A8
U.S. indexes stay stuck; bond yields rise — B3
Trump's EPA pick says climate change is real — B3
Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates — B3
O'Leary seeks Conservative leadership in Canada — B5

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

Spencer named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. "The Pudding is proud to honor an . . .

'Orange' actress denies quitting show

LOS ANGELES — "Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show. In Touch magazine reported Wednesday that Manning was leaving the show because she needed to get away from her character . . .


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