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Today In History

Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to rati ... « more »

Dispatch center starts operations Monday

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Dispatcher Tim Erickson (seated) explains the workings of a dispatcher's work station to Arkansas State Trooper Dustin Morgan and Amber Vanaman, probation and parole agent for the Greene County Drug Court.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould's new Emergency Dispatch Center on Southpointe Drive is to commence operations on June 25 at noon.
After more than a year of construction and equipment installation, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill announced the

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Burnside opens up about transferring

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Former Paragould Lady Ram Braxton Burnside recently announced that she is transferring from Missouri to Arkansas to play her final two years of college softball.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Braxton Burnside is heading to The Hill.
After spending her first two years of her collegiate softball career at Missouri, the former Paragould High School standout announced her decision to transfer to the Uni. . . more »

Show of Wonders

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Audience member Ava Ruthven assists magician Rocky Clemens in a magic trick revealing the presence of "The Ghost of the Collins" - "It's a pretend ghost," Clemens added -- during the Greene County Public Library's Summer Reading Program presentation at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould on Wednesday. Next week's presentation, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Collins, features the Stevens Puppets returning to perform Sleeping Beauty. The Summer Reading Program performances are free to the public.

A scam from beyond

Dear Heloise: My husband died a few months ago, and of course we posted an obituary in the paper. Two days after the funeral, I got a phone call from a woman who said she was a clairvoyant and had been contacted by my husband with a message. I hung . . . more »