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Today In History

Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary o ... « more »



Main Street holds safety seminar


Hilda Booth of the state Department of Emergency Management presented information on the hazards of earthquakes. Gary Exelby / Daily Press

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
What if a tornado hit the downtown area? Or an earthquake? What if there were an active shooter loose, or a hazardous material incident?
A safety seminar hosted by Main Street Paragould and the Greene County Office of

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Lady Hounds finish 3rd in North Regional


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Marmaduke's Emma Foster (right) shoots over Earle's Elajiah Brown on Friday night in the 2A-North regional semifinals at Marked Tree.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
MARKED TREE -- No. 2 seed Earle dashed any hopes of a regional title for No. 1 seed Marmaduke on Friday night with a 54-43 win over the Lady Greyhounds in the 2A-North regional semifinals at Marked Tree.
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Staying ahead of the rain


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Eric Strope (in vehicle) and Nick Henson finish clearing out a tile clogged with debris in the 3200 block of Case Street in Paragould on Wednesday. "We got a lot of rain in a short time," said Henson. The forecast through Saturday night calls for rain chances between 50 and 90 percent. Blocked tiles can cause rainwater to back up and flood streets.

A key STEP for traveling overseas

Dear Heloise: When traveling overseas, your readers might be interested in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Once you enroll your trip by providing contact and travel details, the clos . . . more »