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Today In History

Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was c ... « more »



Grace Mission offers answers


Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
James Wolfenbarger (left), a counselor, and Shiela Hart, assistant resident director, go through some of the items available at the GMBTC yard sale that continues today and Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. GMBTC is located at 732 Greene 712 Road. Call (870) 573-6414 for more information.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Chris Ray, 25, was in jail before finding his way to Grace Mission Bible Training Center.
"Before I got here I had been using drugs, alcohol, about everything since I was 14 years old," he said. "I've been in and ou

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Paragould fends off GCT


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Greene County Tech's Haley Potter (34) looks for a shot around Paragould's Abby Rogers (4) and Alex Brengard (3) in Thursday's game.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
BATESVILLE — With a spot in the 5A-East tournament title game on the line, crosstown rivals Paragould and Greene County Tech went toe-to-toe for the fourth time this season on Thursday afternoon.
The tw. . . more »

Staying ahead of the rain


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Eric Strope (in vehicle) and Nick Henson finish clearing out a tile clogged with debris in the 3200 block of Case Street in Paragould on Wednesday. "We got a lot of rain in a short time," said Henson. The forecast through Saturday night calls for rain chances between 50 and 90 percent. Blocked tiles can cause rainwater to back up and flood streets.

A key STEP for traveling overseas

Dear Heloise: When traveling overseas, your readers might be interested in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Once you enroll your trip by providing contact and travel details, the clos . . . more »