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Today in History

Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2017. There are 160 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 24, 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate by Scottish nobles in favor of her infant son James, who became King of

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Quorum Court, 5:30 p.m., county judge's conference room, County Courthouse Annex.
Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Jackson County School District, 7 p.m., administration building in Tuckerman.

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Valley View FFA opens produce stand


Sarah Morris | The Sun
Valley View seniors Kaylee Southern (left) and Emilee Stricklin straighten the Valley View FFA Produce Stand on Thursday. The produce stand opened Wednesday on Southwest Drive near the Darr Hill traffic light. It will help fund FFA projects and trips during the school year.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — It may be summer break, but it hasn't kept Valley View senior Kaylee Southern from school.
The 17-year-old girl joined the 110- to 130-member Future Farmers of America

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Cubs take series from Cards with 5-3 win


Kamil Krzaczynski | AP photo
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras (left) tags out St. Louis Cardinals baserunner Matt Carpenter (right) during the first inning of their game Sunda in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-3.

By JAY COHEN , AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Jose Quintana won again and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday night to move into a virtual tie for first in the NL. . . more »


MAPC to consider rezoning — A2
Man from reality show admits to hunting violations — A2
Israeli Cabinet reviews policy at shrine — A3
Officials: Taliban seize 2 districts — A3
Turkish leader enters Qatar dispute — A3
Baby supporters rally amid hospital threats — A3
9 die in sweltering tractor-trailer — A5
Health bill details remain mystery ahead of key vote — A5
Some urge sprinkler mandates across U.S. — A5
White House: Trump would sign sanctions bill — A5
Department of Engineering receives grant — A6
BRTC announces president's, dean's lists — A6
Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire — A7
Son's drug habit causes crisis in mom's marriage — A8

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

Texan wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

KEY WEST, Fla. — A white-bearded Texan has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, where Ernest Hemingway lived during the 1930s. Retired real estate franchise owner Richard Filip of Fayetteville, Texas, prevailed Saturday night at . . .

Creators, cast of 'Stranger Things' debut season 2 trailer

SAN DIEGO — The creators of "Stranger Things" premiered a trailer for the show's second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn't seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby . . .


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