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Today In History

Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide.
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Hamilton earns Master Pilot award

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Donis Hamilton displays his Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" award.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
A local aviator has earned national recognition for a rare milestone.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded retired attorney Donis Hamilton the title of Wright Brothers Master Pilot for 50 years of flyi

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Busy month of racing in store for Crowley's Ridge Raceway

Photo by Tyler Combs
August is a big month of racing at Crowley's Ridge Raceway. On Aug. 3, Henry Gustavus (above) claimed his first ever Glen Francis Cup race victory in the Late Model division.

By Tyler Combs Special to the Daily Press
By Tyler Combs
Special to the Daily Press
A month with five Friday and Saturdays together has only happened once this year - but not during racing season. If it was during race season, they probably would have been rained o. . . more »

Groundwork begins on new fire station

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Larson Tate, one of the owners of Tate General Contracting, prepares ground to build the new number 1 fire station off the west end of Morgan Street. Tate said the work actually began on Aug. 5, and that the station is expected to be completed at the end of August 2020. Estimated cost of the station, as bid by Tate, is $4,784,600.

911 nuisance

Dear Heloise: As a dispatcher for the police department, I can tell you that we get a lot of 911 calls that are not an emergency. It's not uncommon for someone to call to inquire about the weather and road conditions, a store that refuses to accept . . . more »