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Today In History

Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2017. There are 353 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 12, 1910, at a White House dinner hosted by President William Howard Taft, Baroness Rosen, wife of the Russian ambassador, caused a stir by request ... « more »



Patient's T-shirts raise money for St. Jude


Courtesy photo
Blake Williams holds up one of the many T-shirts he sold to raise $1,257 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. He is delivering the money to the hospital when he has his next appointment on Feb. 8.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Blake Williams has a lot of talent and good ideas.
The 12-year-old sixth-grader is a Greene County Tech student. In April he will celebrate his third year as a cancer survivor.
In 2013 Blake, son of Kimberly and Joh

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Greyhounds pull away from Falcons


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Marmaduke's Bryson Horton drives around Crowley's Ridge Academy's Sam Malone in Friday's game at CRA. The Greyhounds won 58-39.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Crowley's Ridge Academy hung tough with Maramduke for nearly three quarters at home on Friday night before the Greyhounds ran away with a win.
Marmaduke outscored CRA 30-15 in the final two periods to escape w. . . more »


Officers of the Year


Officers of the Year
Paragould police officers Taylor Beckett (left) and Samuel Yates are the Paragould Police Department's for 2016. According to information made available by Patrol Capt. Philip Faulkner, the two have worked more than 700 incidents. "Both are very good officers," Faulkner said, "and they have stood head and shoulders above the rest." Each officer has two years of service in the Paragould Police Department. This is Beckett's first police job; he is a former Marine. Yates had previously served in the Piggott Police Department.Gary Exelby / Daily Press

It's personal -- so remember it!

Dear Heloise: I work for a cleaning company that cleans a car dealership at nights after hours. I normally don't have any interactions with the customers of the dealership. However, one night while I was working, a customer wouldn't leave me alone . . . more »