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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017. There are 221 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On May 24, 1775, John Hancock was unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, succeeding Peyton

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Thursday
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.

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Principal takes on new district role


Grant Stewart | Jonesboro Sun
William Cheatham has a discussion with his secretary.

By Grant Stewart, Sun Staff Writer, gstewart@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — In June, William Cheatham will be upgrading his position from the principal of Annie Camp Junior High to the assistant superintendent of the Jonesboro School District.
As a

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Kennedy remembered his roots


AP File Photo
In this AP file photo from Aug. 4 2012 Cortez Kennedy hugs his NFL Hall of Fame bust in Canton, Ohio.

Sun Staff Writer Although he was the No. 3 pick in the 1990 NLF draft and went on to have a hall of fame career in professional football, Cortez Kennedy always remembered where he came from. The graduate of Rivercrest High School and a member of the. . . more »


Wal-Mart expands military LOA policy — A2
Icy reception to budget from GOP — A3
Ex-CIA director told Russia 'hands off' — A3
Acquitted Tulsa Cop returns to desk job — A3
Lawmaker quits post over health bill — A3
11 people seated on Cosby jury — A3
DTF still monitoring mystery overdoses — A6
Schools look at shedding panic button — A8
99-year-old vet still serves as organist — A8
Disaster-training facility in works — A8
CWL: Storm results in future advances — A8
Students are new teachers in town — A8
Trump touts peace, same obstacles remain — A9
Animals still in cages after zoo closes — A9
Officials: Concert bomber of Libyan descent — A9
U.S. Fiat cheated on emissions tests — B4
Stocks reclaim more lost ground — B4
Moore saw more to life than Bond — B6

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

Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot ”“ out of first

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network's weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the . . .

10 people seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case was filling up quickly Tuesday as lawyers and prosecutors worked to select panelists who they believe would be favorable to their side. A black woman who said she knows . . .


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