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Today In History

Friday, May 18, the 138th day of 2018. There are 227 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 18, 1953, Jacqueline Cochran, 47, became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Cal ... « more »





CRA's Kinser retires after 25 years


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Crowley's Ridge Academy Elementary principal and former coach retired from the district after 25 years.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
For 25 years Greg Kinser was a jack of all trades for Crowley's Ridge Academy.
Best known as the district's elementary school principal and a successful multi-sport coach, Kinser celebrated his final hours with

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PHS, GCT bow out of state tourney


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Paragould shortstop Alex Brengard rares back to throw in a state quarterfinal game against Farmington on Friday in Harrison.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
HARRISON — The No. 1 seeded Greene County Tech Lady Eagles came out on the wrong side of a pitching duel on Friday afternoon in the 5A state tournament.
GCT’s Kaley Sessums and Morrilton’s M. . . more »

Gator guest


Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
Chris Foshee, wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, introduces a two-year-old alligator to the Paragould Exchange Club during its regular weekly meeting as club member Debi Peeler takes a photo. Foshee talked about the role of wildlife officers in Arkansas and the various animals they deal with. Alligators are primarily in the most southern parts of Arkansas because temperatures get too cold for them to live for too long in the northern part of the state. Foshee also supplied guides on birds and snakes found throughout Arkansas to club members. For more information about the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, visit the website www.agfc.com.

Saving for a stormy day

Dear Heloise: I collect single dollar bills from our change and stash these bills in a jar until June, the beginning of hurricane season. I usually try to have about $200 in singles. When we receive a hurricane warning, everyone fills up with gas a . . . more »