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Today In History

Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 20, 1945, 22 former Nazi officials went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. (Almost a year later, the Intern ... « more »



Rotary celebrates 97 years


Courtesy photo
The officers of the Paragould Rotary Club (from left) are: Board member Mike Weaver, president-elect Vicki Shelby, public relations officer Shae Murphy, board member Karen Cooper, secretary Pam Diggs, board members Jay Scurlock and Amy Lucius, board member and past district governor Greg Marler, board member Andrea Dickey, president Brittany Murray, board member Carolyn Hurley-Block and board member and past president Meredith Smith.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould's Rotary Club currently boats 73 members from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, elected officials, educators, bankers, and insurance and real estate brokers.
According to its current president, e

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GCT tops Beebe for 2-0 start


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Greene County Tech's Zane Butler (right) tries to pass the ball around Beebe's E.J. Smith on Friday at home. The Eagles won, 50-38.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County Tech won its second straight ballgame to start the season on Friday night fending off Beebe at home, 50-38.
The Eagles (2-0) grabbed a lead in the first half and never relinquished it as senior gu. . . more »

Broadside collision on 412 East


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
According to Paragould Police Cpl. Reed Coin, the Chevrolet truck at left was westbound on U.S. Highway 412, attempting to turn left onto state Highway 135 South about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, when it reportedly "started to sputter" and lost power, as he said its unidentified driver had told him. Consequently, he was unable to get out of the way of the Lexus, at right, which was eastbound on 412, so the Lexus hit the truck, with resulting damage as shown. Paragould firefighters extracted the unidentified driver of the Lexus, whom emergency medical personnel transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

Car buyer beware

Dear Readers: A pre-owned car can be a great gift or smart purchase for yourself, but be careful. Cars damaged in floods can wind up for sale. Let's discuss what to look for: n Rust is a dead giveaway that there has been water damage to the vehicle . . . more »