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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Cleanup of debris made difficult by 2nd storm

Keith Inman | The Sun
Joey Eiland of DRC Emergency Services of Mobile, Ala., loads debris from the June 5 windstorm onto a truck on Olive Street on Monday.

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The contractor collecting debris from the June 5 windstorm is using big trucks.
In some cases, residents reported watching those big trucks picking up big piles but leaving smaller

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Rector nears return to varsity football

Sun file photo
Dave Hendrix has returned to his hometown as head football coach of the Rector Cougars, who are expected to field their first high school varsity team since 2009 this fall.

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer When Dave Hendrix played his senior season at Clay County Central in 1987, the act of wearing his jersey to school on game day offered a sense of pride. But in the time since Hendrix and his teammates won the. . . more »

How many games did the longest Wimbledon men's singles match on record last?

What Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL football record book in 1983?

What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?

How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

How old was Linford Christie when he won gold for the 100m in Barcelona (a record age)?

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

Which tennis player famously yelled "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?

What Baltimore Colts great led the NFL in passing in the 1960s, with 26548 yards?

Residents flee violence in Ukraine
Marshals, officer wounded in shootout
Report: Surveillance hampers journalists
U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
McDaniel wants to help defend tax break
Cool snap brings relief to Arkansas
Man charged with girlfriend's murder
Man shot at after vehicle collision
Vets' health care deal will cost $17 billion
Palin launches online subscription channel
Report: Medicare looking better
Tyson to sell overseas operations

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

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her . . .

The Situation agrees to anger management classes

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced . . .

July 2014