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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2016. There are 157 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 27, 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person

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Public Affairs Calendar

Craighead County Solid Waste Commission, 3:30 p.m., 238 County Road 476.
Monday, Aug. 1
Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Lake City.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Raven

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People of NEA


Jordan Adams (left) and Jenna Duerst, Jonesboro

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
"We came to Arkansas not knowing what we were getting ourselves into," Jenna Duerst said. "We ended up falling in love with it."
"She's from Florida, and I'm from Texas," Jordan Adams said. "We were like, 'Oh yeah sure,

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Sun Belt seeking stability


Photo courtesy Sun Belt Conference |
Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson talks to reporters Monday at the Sun Belt Conference media day in New Orleans.

By Brett Martel, AP sports writer NEW ORLEANS � Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson won't rule out Big 12 expansion plans affecting his own conference. Still, Benson called the Sun Belt's planned membership "perfect" in terms of. . . more »


Stocks close flat; investors monitor earnings — B4
Apple touts apps, services over iPhones — B4
VW emissions deal clears first hurdle — B4
Survey: Consumers’ confidence steady — B4

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

Nelson launches Outlaw Music Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson is launching a new music festival in Pennsylvania this fall, where Neil Young and Sheryl Crow will take the stage. Blackbird Presents announced the first Outlaw Music Festival on Tuesday. It will take place Sept. 18 at The . . .

Dr. Dre cited on gun charge

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and . . .


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