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Today In History

Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed ... « more »

Officers set to take back drugs Saturday

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Greene County Sheriff David Carter demonstrates placing unwanted medicines into the drop box in the lobby of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, 1809 N. Rockingchair Road.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Both the Paragould Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Department will be at Wal-mart this Saturday to conduct their annual Drug Take Back event.
"We'll be taking back any kind of prescription drugs," sai

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Hayti, Forrest City top Arnold Relays

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Tech's Nate Foster competes in the pole vault event Tuesday at the Sr. Arnold Relays at Paragould High School.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
After being pushed back a day due to weather, Paragould hosted the 11th annual Sr. Arnold Relays on Tuesday evening.
However, several field events, including shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump, were ca. . . more »

Fiber to the home: A team effort

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Nate Hayes of the Electric Division of Paragould Light, Water and Cable strings some the new fiber cable at the Carriage House Apartments on Carroll Road. Utility Chief Executive Officer Darrell Phillips has noted that all divisions of PLWC have been heavily involved in all aspects of installation of the fiber.

More than just a number

Dear Readers: The Social Security Number (SSN) has been around since 1936, but what do you know about it? The SSN was originally designed simply to monitor wages for workers in the United States, to help them receive monetary benefits. But the numb . . . more »