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Today In History

Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day before r ... « more »





OEM recommends 'go-bags' for residents


Greene County Judge Rusty McMillon (right), displays a solar battery pack as county Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Erik Wright (left), describes the item, and District 7 Justice of the Peace Rusty McAllister (seated), looks on. Gary Exelby / Daily Press

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
What if you had to evacuate your job, home or other location on a moment's notice? What would you take with you?
Erik Wright asked that question, figuratively, of the Greene County Quorum Court members recently, and wi

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PJHS wins first district title


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The Paragould Junior High boys' track and field team won the school's first ever district meet on Thursday at Batesville.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
BATESVILLE -- The Paragould Junior High boys' track and field team capped off a dominant season on Thursday winning the school's first ever 5A-East district meet.
The Rams just edged out host Batesville scoring. . . more »

Earth Day at OGE


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Arel Hoyt (clockwise from front), Kylee Vardell, Bethany Austin and Alyssa Rose, of Wendy Blankenship's third-grade class at Oak Grove Elementary School, take part in an Earth Day cleanup of the bridge at the school's Outdoor Classroom on Friday. According to Blankenship, the students of her class and that of Mala Weaver undertook gardening as well as cleanup in the area. "Our goal is to make sure 'OGE is the place to be,'" Blankenship said.

Computer concern

Dear Heloise: This problem recently has become more common than in the past, so it's worth letting people know that when they buy a computer, they probably should stick to well-known distributors and brand names they can trust. Why? Some countries . . . more »