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Today In History

Tuesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2019. There are 161 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 23, 1999, space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world's most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. s ... « more »



Fire, Police Departments see active month


Four members of the Paragould Fire Department recently attended the North American Heavy Rescue Symposium in Atlanta. Here, firefighters practice one of the techniques they learned at the symposium -- stabilization of a large vehicle -- on a school bus donated by the Paragould School District, and a car donated by Rudi's Towing. From left are firefighter/EMT Mike Blackford, firefighter/EMT Michael Massey, firefighter/EMT Lt. Brian Carter, Capt. Kenny Highfill and firefighter/EMT Dustin Betts. Photo courtesy of Paragould Fire Department

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The Paragould Fire and Police Departments had a pretty busy month of June.
The Fire Department responded to 212 incidents, issued 332 burn permits, conducted 85 business inspections, conducted four public education eve

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GMC staves off Mountain Home


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Paragould Glen Sain GMC's Brady Sterns (left) celebrates with teammate Austin Shipman after scoring a run on Friday in the AAA Sr. American Legion state tournament. GMC beat Mountain Home on Sunday to remain in the tournament.

Daily Press staff
Daily Press staff
CONWAY -- Paragould Glen Sain GMC kept it season alive on Sunday afternoon by knocking off Mountain Home Lockeroom 8-6 in a AAA Sr. American Legion state tournament elimination game.
Playing at the University of Central Arkansas,. . . more »

Haunted table trick


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Alison Godfrey of Paragould assists magician Rocky Clements in the Haunted Table trick during his "Show of Wonders" at the Collins Theatre on Wednesday. Clements performed a morning show and a matinee at the Collins to close out this year's Summer Reading Program. Story Time resumes at the Greene County Public Library on July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Putting dreams into action

Dear Readers: The slower pace of summer allows us time to reflect on what we've achieved so far this year, and what goals we can still set. One way to look ahead is to create a dream or vision board. This is a collection of clippin . . . more »