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Today in History

Today is Monday, May 29, the 149th day of 2017. There are 216 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 29, 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was born in

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, June 5
Valley View School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent's office.
Riverside School Board, 6 p.m., Lake City.
Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.
Ravenden City Council, 7 p.m., Municipal Building.
Black Rock City Council, 7

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Reserve officer training under way

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Cadets in the reserve officer training program practice firearm skills at the Craighead County shooting range.

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Have you ever wanted to say, "Book'em, Danno," and slap the handcuffs on someone?
A handful of local residents are in training now to become volunteer reserve officers, and once

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LSU tops Arkansas for SEC crown

Butch Dill | AP photo
LSU players pile on in celebration after defeating Arkansas in the championship game of the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Hoover, Ala.

By JOHN ZENOR , AP Sports Writer HOOVER, Ala. — The LSU Tigers won yet another Southeastern Conference Tournament title, this time with a superb outing by freshman pitcher Eric Walker and a ninth-inning decision that wasn't exactly by the. . . more »

Headstone preservation class restores markers — A2
Museum owner looking to sell — A3
Restaurant closes doors after 43 years — A3
Club aspires to teach students skills for life — A3
Merkel: Stay united in face of ally uncertainty — A5
Attack transforms election campaign — A5
More arrests in Manchester attack — A5
Christian bus attack survivors recall fear — A5
Wynne police probe two shootings — A6
Police: Several arrested for drugs — A6
A-State awarded $25K to archive collection — A7
N. Korea fires ballistic missile — A7
'Bathroom bill' fading in Texas — A7
Mississippi gunman kills eight — A8
Kushner's Russia links questioned — A8
Trump eying White House overhaul — A8
Clinton lawsuit cleared — A8
'The Square' wins Palme d'Or — B5

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

Reaction to Gregg Allman's death

Reaction to the death of Southern rock music legend Gregg Allman at age 69: "IVE TRIED.WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI FOREVER, CHOOCH" — Allman's ex-wife Cher, via Twitter. "My southern-rock heart is breaking. He showed me his tattoos... his . . .

Judge blocks airstrip by Willis

HAILEY, Idaho — A judge has blocked actor Bruce Willis' plan to build a private airstrip in central Idaho. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that 5th District Judge Robert Elgee ruled that Camas County commissioners violated state law when . . .

May 2017