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Today in History

Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and

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Public Affairs

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 H

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From 'Hee-Haw' to Shakespeare, Martinez shared wit, wisdom


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Debra Denice "Oakes" Martinez (right) often shared her wit and wisdom with daughter, Deva Martinez.

JONESBORO — Debra Denice "Oakes" Martinez was somewhat of a contradiction when she dispersed her wit and wisdom to her children and friends.
One minute, she was espousing the hillbilly humor she gleaned from watching hours of videotaped "Hee-Haw," the

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Razorbacks, Beavers square off in CWS finals


Nati Harnik | Associated Press
Arkansas players celebrate around closer Matt Cronin (32) following the Razorbacks’ victory over Florida on Friday in the College World Series at Omaha, Neb. Arkansas will play Oregon State in the best-of-three CWS finals starting tonight.

By Eric Olson, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The Beavers see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of. . . more »


Wildfires threaten hundreds — A2
First lady kicks off SADD conference — A2
Italy declines aid ship — A3
Hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push — A3
New state legislation takes aim at boycotting Israel — A5
Church sets up blessing box for those in need — A5
Man, 27, wanted for double slaying — A5
Local students graduate from MSU — A6
Arkansas Tech announces 2017-18 graduates — A6
U.S. restaurants host refugee chefs for festival — A7
Hall was prolific, award-winning poet — A7
Trump wants those who 'invade' sent across border — A7
Trump officials pledge to reunite families — A8
New Florida law reignites beach access fight — A8
DOJ gives Congress new documents on Russia probe — A8
Danger of rip currents evident off Carolinas' coasts — A9
U.S. tells rebels in Syria not to expect support — A10
Kushner says Mideast peace plan due 'soon' — A10
'Jurassic World' sequel stomps way to $150M debut — B6

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

Nielsen, 54, has given birth to her fifth child

LOS ANGELES — Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54. The model, actress and reality star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine Saturday saying their daughter Frida was born Friday in Los Angeles . . .

Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

NEW YORK — In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne." Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on . . .


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