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Today In History

Wednesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2019. There are 258 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 17, 1972, the Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina Kuscsik was the first officially recognized women's champion, w ... « more »





PLWC: 33 of 47 FTTH service areas done


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Jake Smith, with cable; and Dylan Barnhill, of Paragould Light, Water and Cable, prepare to install cable and internet capability in the under-construction Huddle House restaurant at 2807 W. Kingshighway. PLWC CEO Darrell Phillips said the new paint scheme on PLWC vehicles like this one designates them as part of the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) project.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould Light, Water and Cable is happy with the progress of its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) effort so far.
"We have completed 33 of 47 service areas," said utility Telecommunications Division Chief Marcus Dowdy, "which

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Jonesboro shuts out GCT


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Greene County Tech baserunner Gus Brasher gets back to the bag around Jonesboro first baseman Beau Brown on Tuesday in a 3-0 loss to the Hurricane at Bland Park.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
The Greene County Tech Eagles battled, but couldn't knock off the top team in the conference on Tuesday, falling to Jonesboro 3-0 in the first game of a 5A-East doubleheader at Bland Park.
Cross Jumper gave the. . . more »

Vehicle crashes in yard


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
According to Paragould Police Cpl. Reid Coin, this Chevrolet HHR left the road and struck the tree with missing bark in the background at 401 Hidden Valley on Wednesday morning. The unidentified driver was transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center for evaluation.

Spring up and volunteer!

Dear Readers: Warm springtime weather can put us in the mood to give back. How about volunteering with your kids or grandkids? Teaching children about volunteering can benefit them in so many ways: • Kids learn it feels good to share and give bac . . . more »