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Today In History

Friday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2018. There are 73 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 19, 1789, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
On this date:
In 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis s ... « more »

Great ShakeOut set for Thursday

Erik Wright, coordinator of the Greene County Office of Emergency Management, points out several seismic events on a map that have been recorded in Northeast Arkansas within the New Madrid seismic zone. Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Editor's note: This is the first of three articles related to the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills scheduled for Thursday.
By Steve Gillespie
Arkansas is participating in this

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Rams looking to upset Jackets

Photo by Fred Conley
Paragould running back Brayden Hines (33) runs for a 32-yard touchdown against Forrest City in a game played last Friday in Forrest City. The Rams host Wynne tonight.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
The Paragould Rams had their first win of the season slip through their fingers last Friday night, struggling to hold on to a 21-6 halftime lead at Forrest City.
But PHS head coach Michael Sloas said his Rams. . . more »

Local author book-signing

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Connie Willetts of Paragould looks over A Pair of Hearts during a signing held this week for the first book by local author Jack Hailey (seated) at the Greene County Public Library. Hailey said he had taken a course in writing from the Institute of Children's Literature, but had not been able to find time to do so until after his retirement from 24 years of teaching. A Pair of Hearts, he said, is what he termed a "teenage romance," while his second book, Son of a Migrant (in work currently), is to be a biography.

Passport particulars

Dear Readers: Are you applying for a new passport? You'll need the following: • A DS-11 application -- the post office should have it. • A fee of $110, plus a $35 execution fee. • Your original (certified) birth certificate and a photocopy of . . . more »