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statewide, this is yourstatewide newscast, Arkansas Today” ((MALLORY)) GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M MALLORY BROOKS. THANKS FOR WATCHING ARKANSAS TODAY. ((MALLORY)) THE CONCORDIA PARISH COMMUNITY HAS LOST APIECE OF THEIR TOWN’S HISTORY IN A DEVESTATING FIRE THE HISTORIC FROGMORE PLANTATION HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1815. HOWEVERá JULY 26THá THE HOME CAUGHT ON FIRE. BUDDY AND LYNETTE TANNER BOUGHT THE PROPERTY BACK IN 1960 AND WERE LIVING IN THE HOUSE. LOCAL PAPER áTHE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT, SAYS WHEN LYNETTE ARRIVED HOME SHE HEARD THE FIRE ALARMS BLARING BUT DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING WRONG UNTIL SHE WENT UP THE STEPS AND SAW THE SMOKE. “karl davis, homeowner on jonnesville hwy and bussiness owner “it’s just bad to see a part of history go away like that. it’s something that a lot of people come out and see it. ((MALLORY)) THE CONCORDIA PARISH FIRE DEPARTMENT MADUPOF PARTáTIME EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, RESPONDED TO THE SCENE. ((MALLORY)) ONE OF THE SHOOTERS IN A 19á SCHOOL SHOOTING IN THE JONESBORO, ARKANSAS AREA DIED IN A CAR CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT. DREW GRANT OF MISSOURI WAS 33 YEARS OLD. POLICE SAY ANOTHER DRIVER HIT GRANT’S VEHICLE HEADáON SATURDAY. THE OTHER DRIVER ALSO DIED. THREE OTHER PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED. DREW GRANT CHANGED HIS NAME FROM ANDREW GOLDEN AFTER THE 19á98 SHOOTING. HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD WHEN HE AND A 13á YEARáOLD BOY FATALLY SHOT FOUR STUDENTS AND A TEACHER ON THE SCHOOLYARD AT WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL. HE AND THE OTHER SHOOTER WERE NOT CHARGED AS ADULTS AND WERE RELEASED FROM PRISON ON THEIR 21ST BIRTHDAYS. A NEWSPAPER REPORT LAST YEAR SAID THEY WERE THE ONLY MASS SHOOTERS NOT IN JAIL OR DEAD. ILLEGAL DUMPING CONTINUES TO BE AN ISSUE FOR A THRIFT STORE. JOHN WIGGIN, A GRACE PLACE VOLUNTEER, SAYS PEOPLE KEEP DROPPING OFF UNá USEABLE DONATIONS. SUCH AS COUCHES THAT ARE BROKEN OR MISSING CUSHIONS OR TVS THAT HAVE BUSTED SCREENS. HE SAYS THIS HAPPENS PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER DAY AND IT IS REALLY FRUSTRATING. WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE ITEMS LIKE THAT, GRACE PLACE HAS TO PAY TO HAVE IT HAULED OFF WHICH TAKES AWAY MONEY THEY WOULD USE TO BUY FOOD FOR THE WELCOME CENTER THAT SUPPLIES FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED. John Wiggin, Grace Place Volunteer Part of it may be people not knong but whenyou see some of the stuff that we see it’s just people that just don’t care and that’s what irritates me because we’re trying to do a good thing for the city of Lincoln ((MALLORY)) HE SAYS THE PEOPLE WHO DO THIS KNOW THESE DONATIONS ARE NOT USABLE AND WANTS PEOPLE TO BE MORE RESPECTFUL AND THROW AWAY TRASH THE PROPER WAY. GRACE PLACE HAS TALKED WITH LINCOLN POLICE AND THEY SAY IN ORDER TO ENFORCE THIS, THE THRIFT STORE NEEDS TO GET PROPER SIGNAGE UP… WHICH WIGGIN SAYS THEY HOPE TO HAVE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. ((MALLORY)) IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, DONS OF RESENTS ATTEND A TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT A PROPOSED TAX TO FUND A NEW JAIL. OFFICIALS SAY THE STATE HAS ORDERED THE COUNTY TO ADDRESS DEFICIENCIES AT THE JAIL BY DECEMBER á AND IF THEY DON’T HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE BY THEN, THEY WILL ESSENTIALLY CLOSE THE JAIL. A COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP STUDIED THE ISSUE FOR OVER A YEAR AND RECOMMENDED A SALES TAX. COUNTY OFFICIALS ADD THAT A 2013 RENOVATION AT THE CURRENT JAIL WAS ONLY A BANDAID. (Mike Cranford, Judge Little River Coun) the majdeficienci are that we not have a kiten we do not have the abilityo segregate prisoners based on their offense & we can’t house females (Bobby Walraven, Sheriff, Little River County) I”ve heard that we need to look at other options and look at grants, there’s no grants out there ELECTION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 10’TH. ((MALLORY)) PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNING LEGISLATION TO EXNDFUNDING FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND THROUGH THE YEAR 20á90. MISTER TRUMP SIGNING THE DOCUMENT SURROUNDED BY FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS DURING A WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY HELD IN THE ROSE GARDEN. THE BILL RECEIVED NATIONWIDE ATTENTION FOLLOWING PLEAS FOR SUPPORT FROM SURVIVING FIRST RESPONDERS AND COMEDIAN JON STEWART. THE LEGISLATION EASILY CLEARED THE HOUSE EARLIER IN THE MONTH BY A VOTE OF 402 TO 12. AND IT PASSED IN THE SENATE LAST TUESDAY BY A VOTE OF 97 TO 2. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP says: “I want to thank lawmakers in both parties for working with common purpose to pass this vital and critical legislation.” WITHOUT REAUTHORIZATION, THE FUNDING FOR THE 9á11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND WAS SET TO RUN OUT IN DECEMBER 20á20. ((MALLORY)) BENTON COUNTY JOINING IN THE EFFORTS TO PRESERVE ONE OF ARKANSAS’SMOST ICONIC HISTORIC SITES. LAUREN KRAKAU SHOWS US HOW CITY LEADERS ARE DRAWING ATTENTION TO A BIG PART OF HISTORY. IN 18á38, FIFTEEN THOUSAND NATIVE AMERICANS WERE MARCHED OVER MORE THAN A THOUSAND MILES OF RUGGED LAND. AS PART OF ANDREW JACKSON’S INDIAN REMOVAL POLICY. (NATS) THE CHEROKEE NATION FORCED TO GIVE UP ITS LAND EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO MIGRATE TO AN AREA IN PRESENTáDAY OKLAHOMA. DURING THIS JOURNEY… KNOWN AS THE TRAIL OF TEARS… MIGRANTS FACED HUNGER, DISEASE, AND EXHAUSTION… OVER FOUR THOUSAND CHEROKEES DIED. TRAVELING THROUGH NINE DIFFERENT STATES. (((((SOT((()) Dr. Bethany Rosenbaum, Presiden ArkansasTrail of Tears Association “Our state has the most miles of land and water route of this trail of tears national historic trail” LAND LOCATED RIGHT HERE IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. (((((SOT((()) Barry Moehring, Benton County Judge “From the Washington Couy line to Missri, we’re goito help install 11 signs that designates The Cherokee Trail of Tears” ARKANSAS TRAIL OF TEARS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, DR. BETHANY ROSENBAUM WAS GIVEN THE OKAY FROM THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JUDGE & A YEAR AGO… TO PUT UP THE TRAIL MARKERS. (W3 22]] C2.5 G 0 [[ LAUREN (((((LAUREN((()) NOW PEOPLE IN BENTON COUNTWILL BE SEEING THESE SIGNS AFTER JUDGE BARRY MOEHRING AGREED TO PUT UP SIGNS TO MARK THE TRAIL OF TEARS. (W4 53]] C2.5 G 10 [[ TAKE SOT RUNS=10 OUTQ:…C:1:38:48(((((SOT((()Barry Moehrg, Bent County Judge “at it does is it brings additionalattention to the fact that this is a very historic part of our county and it’s a historic part of this area” BUTT TO (W5 52]] C2.5 G 10 [[ TAKE SOT RUNS=10 OUTQ:.. TC:6;33;11 (((((SOT((()) Dr. Bethany Rosenu President, Arkansas Tra of Tears sociationIt shows that ocommunity iwilling topreserve this important historical and cultural segment of the trail of tears” DR. ROSENBAUM SAYS THESE SIGNS ARE SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THEY BUILD PARTNERSHIPS, BRING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SHOW RESPECT TO THE HISTORY. SHE SAYS ONCE THE SIGNS COME IN THEY’LL PLAN A DATE TO SET THEM UP. ON THIS DAY IN 19á81 BRITAIN’S PRINCE CHARLES MARRIED LADY DIANA SPENCER AT SAINT PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON. THE ROYAL COUPLE SEPARATED IN 1992, AND DIVORCED IN 1996. DIANA WAS KILLED IN A PARIS CAR CRASH THE FOLLOWING YEAR. ON THIS DAY IN 19á58 MONTHS AFTER LAUNCHING ITS FIRST SATELLITE INTO ORBIT, THE UNITED STATES TOOK ANOTHER MAJOR STEP FORWARD INTO THE SPACE AGE. PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER SIGNED INTO LAW THE CREATION OF NASA, THE NATION’S SPACE AGENCY. COMING UP áá AS STUDENTS GET READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL áá IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ATHLETES

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