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Today In History

Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 22, 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the Ame ... « more »

PLWC says FTTH picking up speed

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
From left, A.J. Taylor, Dillon Canady and Jake Smith of Paragould Light, Water and Cable work to change out the utility's old coaxial cable system for its new fiberoptic cable system in the building housing the office of AAA Mini-storage and Everett Counseling Service. Design, construction and installation of the new system is about four months ahead of schedule.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Work crews for Paragould Light, Water and Cable's Fiber to the Home project are well ahead of schedule.
"July was our best month yet," said Telecommunications Division Chief Marcus Dowdy in updating the board on progre

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WBC soccer team opens season this weekend

WBC Sports photo
The Williams Baptist University women's soccer team will open the 2019 season in a tournament this weekend at Texas A&M-Texarkana.

For the Daily Press
For the Daily Press
WALNUT RIDGE -- The Williams Baptist University women's soccer team will begin its 2019 campaign in Texarkana, Texas, today. The Lady Eagles will travel to Texas A&M-Texarkana University for a two-day tournament, playing . . . more »

Disco Duck

Children at Story Time at the Greene County Public Library toss the duck on a piece of parachute material to the tune of "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees. The theme of Wednesday's session was "Ducks" and the letter D. Story Time, for children of preschool age and younger, takes place each Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Gary Exelby / Daily Press

Don't travel with scams

Dear Heloise: I've done a lot of traveling, and I'd like to share a few things that I've learned: A cabdriver claims the meter is broken but tells you he'll give you a flat rate at a discount. Get out and find another cabbie. It's a scam. A cabdriv . . . more »