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Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 24, 1947, what's regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman,

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Public Affairs Calendar

Monday, June 26
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.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital-Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, hospital boardroom,

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County judge sees pitfalls, potential of Bono Lake


Pat Pratt | The Sun
Craighead County Judge Ed Hill looks out over Bono Lake during an interview Thursday. Hill says the project, despite years of setbacks, will someday be a place where families can enjoy themselves.

BY PAT PRATT, Sun Staff Writer, ppratt@jonesborosun.com
BONO — It has taken far longer, and cost far more, than Craighead County voters could have dreamed a decade ago when they excitedly approved a sales tax for the construction of Bono

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Minton runs away with Big 'I' medalist


Cory Clark | The Sun
Valley View’s Noah Minton hits a shot from the fairway on hole No. 11 Friday in the final round of the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship qualifier at RidgePointe Country Club. Minton finished first and qualified for the Big “I” National Championship.

By Sean Saunders, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Instead of Tropical Storm Cindy's remnants raining out the final round, they just made the course soft enough for Noah Minton to dominate. The recent Valley View graduate shot 7-under 66 Friday to. . . more »


Solution to Qatar crisis seems far off — A5
Arkansas panel approves ban on herbicide — A5
5 GOP senators now oppose health bill — A5
Russia fires missiles from at IS in Syria — A5
Teen accused of stealing gun — A6
Cops: Woman robbed at inn, only told staff — A6
Man accidentally shoots self in leg — A6
Ex-deputy sentenced in scheme to plant drugs — A7
Trump making Mueller-Comey tie key talking point — A8
Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results — A8
Germany rejects Turkish criticism of liberal mosque — A9
First Baptist Church celebrates 113 years — A9
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable — A10
Judge fines Kobach over document — A10
Senators call to investigate role in Yemen torture — A10
Cindy floods streets from South to Midwest — A11
40 people killed in attacks in Pakistan — A12
Slain Venezuelan son of Maduro ex-supervisor — A12
U.S. indexes inch higher — B5
Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed cuts — B5
Brazil to try to reverse U.S. ban on Brazil meat — B5
Untrue news swirling around social media — B7

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

Depp's 'assassin' comments latest in celebrity anger

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. "When was the last time . . .

Richie: Tour with Carey will be 'camp city'

LOS ANGELES — Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month. Richie jokes that he expects Carey to bring along a massive entourage and might need a "dressing room larger than the . . .


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