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Today In History

Thursday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2019. There are 75 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 17, 1979, Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On this date:
In 1610, French King Louis XIII, age nine, was crowned at Reims ... « more »



Richardson begins at All Saints'


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Rev. Matthew Richardson, newly ordained as priest in charge of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Paragould.

By Gary Exelby gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
For quite a while, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Paragould had been without a priest in charge.
The Rev. Matthew Richardson has stepped into the breach as the church's brand-new priest.
"In Arkansas, there are some s

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Eagles hope to ground Raiders' air attack


Photo by Joseph Fondren
GCT's Cody Miller moves under center last Friday night versus Blytheville. Miller would sneak his way into the end zone on the play. The Eagles visit Nettleton tonight.

By Mike McKinney sports@paragoulddailypress.com
Coming off their fourth straight setback, Greene County Tech's Golden Eagles are looking to get back track tonight when they travel down Highway 49 to face Nettleton in conference play.
Last week, GCT (1-5, 0-3 5A-Ea. . . more »

All-out push


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Workers of several contractors and subcontractors at the site of the new Number 1 fire station in Paragould were pushing hard Thursday to do as much as possible ahead of Friday's rain, according to site supervisor Mike Minton of Tate General Contractors. He said those on hand included Tate as well as RGB Mechanical Contractors, Hutchins Concrete, Woods Masonry and Cushman Electric. "We hope to pour the [concrete] slab sometime next week," he said, "weather permitting." Minton said the project was pretty much on schedule. The $4.78 million project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2020.

Super substitute!

Dear Heloise: I'm a substitute teacher, and I absolutely love it! Here are some hints that have helped me: • I limit myself to two campuses in the district. The kids need to see a familiar face, and the staff, administrators and other teachers ge . . . more »