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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Aug. 27, the 240th day of 2016. There are 126 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 27, 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa erupted with a series of cataclysmic explosions; the resulting tidal waves in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, Aug. 29
Gosnell School Board, 7:30 p.m., school administration building.
Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office, Strawberry campus.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m.,

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Floods seriously affect NEA farmers


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Cleo Watkins (left), a local farmer, and Marc Johnson, a hydrologist, observe the receding flood waters Thursday on a bridge over the Cache River in Craighead County.

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
WALNUT RIDGE — Summer floods destroyed significant crop acreage and threatened the livelihood of many Northeast Arkansas farmers.
Greg Baltz, a farmer in Pocahontas, said the severity of the floods

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Volleyball teams adjust to new district format


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Valley View’s Gia Tricarico (right) and teammate Abbi McGee chase a loose ball during Thursday’s match against Jonesboro at Blazer Gym. This season, Jonesboro and Valley View are in the same combined classification district for regular-season play.

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — The new high school volleyball season has brought plenty of changes. With 2016 being a reclassification year, some teams in the area have moved up or down a classification while everyone is playing in. . . more »


Justices may mull crash reports — A3
Rutledge's dad gets election board post — A3
Man-made fish lures sunk at Norfork Lake — A3
Cops: Man brings drugs into CCDC — A7
Shipman probe not completed — A7
Clinton: Scandals are past; Trump disagrees — A8
Nuns' death leaves hole in poor community — A8
Shot man unaware police had arrived — A8
Gov. LePage criticized for obscene rant — A8
Woman relates struggle with state over care — A10
JHS grad has role in new film — A10
Italy crews face road damage — A12
U.S., Russia fall short on fixing Syria truce — A12
U.S. stocks end mostly lower — B4
Economy grew tepid 1.1 percent — B4

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

Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

NEW YORK (AP) — Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show." As they drove through LA byways with the CBS host at the wheel, they doubled up for Spears' hit songs . . .

Richard Branson survives bike crash

LONDON (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands. The Virgin Group boss hit a hump in the road on Virgin Gorda, one of the islands in . . .


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