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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2016. There are 123 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 30, 1861, Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there to be free. (However,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 1
Blytheville City Street and Drainage Committee, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Blytheville City Finance & Purchasing Committee, 4:30 p.m., municipal courtroom.
Monday, Sept. 5
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City

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Candidates' ballot positions revealed


Jeff Bricker | The Sun
Candidates for Craighead County Tax Collector Wes Eddington (left) and Marsha Phillips (right) learn the results of their ballot draw as other candidates look on.

By Jeff Bricker, Sun Staff Writer, jbricker@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Sitting officials and hopeful candidates crowded into the Craighead County Election Annex at noon on Monday for the ballot draw.
At stake was positioning on November ballots and,

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Limiting turnovers key for Red Wolves


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State running back Warren Wand protects the football as defensive tackle Dee Liner closes in during the Red Wolves’ Fan Appreciation Day scrimmage. ASU opens the season Friday night against Toledo at Centennial Bank Stadium.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson just wants the Red Wolves to give themselves a chance against Toledo. Limiting the number of turnovers should go a long way in achieving that. . . more »


Clinton vows mental health aid — A3
Clinton aide Abedin dumps Weiner — A3
Legendary actor Gene Wilder dies — A10
Eldridge, state Dems back medical marijuana — A5

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

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83. Wilder's . . .

Amid a marriage split, Showtime announces 'Weiner' debut

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, announced she was leaving him amid a revival of his sexting scandal, Showtime said it will debut the documentary "Weiner," a painful, unrestricted look at their lives. The film, to air . . .


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