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Today In History

Thursday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2019. There are 222 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
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Repairs may finish next week

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
A seven-person crew from the Arkansas Department of Transportation, led by Chad McMillon (in foreground), is taking advantage of good weather to effect repairs on the roadway approaches to the bridge on Highway 168 just west of Greene 328 Road. The repair began May 15 and should be completed on May 30.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
An Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) work crew is undertaking a rain-delayed repair to the road approaches to a bridge on Highway 168 in the southwest part of Greene County.
"It's not a bridge issue," said

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Arkansas, Georgia advance in SEC tourney

Associated Press photo
Arkansas' Curtis Washington beats the tag from Mississippi third baseman Tyler Keenan during the eighth inning of the SEC tournament Wednesday in Hoover, Ala. Arkansas won 5-3.

Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. -- Jack Kenley knocked in three runs Wednesday as No. 2 seed Arkansas defeated No. 7 seed Mississippi 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Arkansas (41-15) remains in the winners' bracket and faces No. 3 seed Georgia, which b. . . more »

Local author debuts first book

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Martha Rodriguez of Lafe looks on as local author Derek Stewart - D.L. Stewart -- of Paragould, autographs a copy of his debut book, The Battle of Metagore, while Stewart's friend Kyle Damon James of Campbell, Mo., reads the book at a signing held at the Greene County Public Library this week. Stewart said the book, which he likened to a six-way civil war, is the first in a series of books all set in a fantasy world, the Lands of the Abyss. The book is available from www.dlstewartauthor.com.

Backpacking essentials

Dear Heloise: A lot of people will be taking a backpacking trip this year, and as a veteran of many backpacking trips over a number of years, I have a few hints for backpackers: • Invest in a good compass, a GPS device designed for outdoor travel . . . more »