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Today In History

Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany.
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Fiber to home project back on track


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Matthew McFadden and Todd Boyd of Paragould Light, Water & Cable install equipment for the laboratory to be used to test items and procedures for the new fiber-to-the-home project. PLWC Network Manager Marcus Dowdy said the lab is needed to ensure items and procedures work the way they are intended before being introduced into customers' homes.

By Gary Exelby gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould Light, Water & Cable Telecommunications Division Chief Farron Toler says a parts problem that had been delaying its Fiber to the Home project has apparently resolved itself.
"One of our biggest holdups ha

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Stovall hurt; Eagles scrambling for QB


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Greene County Tech senior quarterback Garrett Stovall suffered a separated shoulder injury during an intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday night, according to head coach Don Simmons. Simmons said Stovall could be out for at least six weeks.

By Cole Turbeville
cturbevilel@paragoulddailypress.com
The Greene County Tech Eagles took a major hit on Tuesday night with just over two weeks left before the 2017 kickoff.
Promising senior quarterback Garrett Stovall reportedly suffered an injury to his throwing . . . more »


Excited first-graders


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Excited first-gradersGina Bayird teaches her class of first-grade students at Greene County Tech Primary School. Classes began Monday for area public schools.

Food for travel thought

Dear Heloise: I enjoy your travel suggestions, but I have one more thing to add to your carry-on bag: FOOD! Years ago, we took a trip to a small island in the Caribbean, but with all the switching of planes, delays and lost luggage, we didn't get . . . more »