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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2019. There are 128 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Aug. 25, 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some settling in present-day New Orleans.
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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, 6 p.m., Paragould City Hall.
Walnut Ridge Airport Commission, noon, Terminal Building.
Manila City Council, 5 p.m., City Hall.

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Stricter cell phone laws enforced at schools

Quentin Winstine | The Sun
A sign alerts drivers about a new law at the Nettleton STEAM school campus.

By Adris Hyde, Sun Staff Writer, ahyde@jonesborosun.com
HARRISBURG — Michele Paden, president and CEO of Families Against Distracted Driving, knows first-hand how distracted driving can forever change a life.
"Auto accidents are the No. 1 killer

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Warriors, Eagles set to kick off NEA football

Paxton News Bureau
Westside quarterback River Engle will lead the Warriors into their season opener Monday against Greene County Tech at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Sun Staff Writer
JONESBORO — Two of the year's earliest high school football games in the state take place in the heart of Northeast Arkansas, and the event kicks off with Westside taking on Greene County Tech.
The Arkansas Activities Association appr. . . more »

Oregon defends nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court A2
Iranian oil tanker pursued by U.S. going to Turkey A5
'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing violence A5
Man convicted in fatal parking lot shooting A5
Prunty announces run for House District 59 A6
Penry resigns, interim vice chancellor named A6
Woman killed, suspect arrested A7
Warriors, Eagles set to kick off NEA football B1
No. 8 Florida rallies to beat Miami 24-20 B1
Luck announces retirement after Colts lose to Bears B2
Clemson, 'Bama, Ohio St. and ... Washington to CFP B5
Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game B5
Youth baseball participation on the rise B6
La. beats Hawaii 9-5, moves to Little League final B6
Plant today for habitat tomorrow B7
Uncle Bub was a great hunting buddy B7
Early Canada goose hunting season opens Sept. 1 B7
Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon fires B8
Syrian troops surround Turkish observation post B8
Hong Kong police and protesters clash B8

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

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

NEW YORK — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow." Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, . . .

Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

NEW YORK — Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands." Money's comments appear in a video released Saturday from his . . .

August 2019