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Today In History

Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed "separate but equal" racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years later by Bro ... « more »

'Last Carrot' takes first place in AETN contest

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
Natalie Pearson (seated at left) reads her book to her classmates in Meagan Pillow's first grade class at Paragould Primary School. Standing is Jamie Walters, AETN marketing and engagement coordinator who presented Natalie with a certificate, books, and a Playtime Pad preloaded with educational music, games, and videos. She also let all the children in the class pick a free book to take home. They also received reading charts they can fill out over the summer. (Above)

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Natalie Pearson has been around storytelling her whole life, and her parents say she's been drawing since she could hold a pencil in her hand.
This week she received prizes for her book, "The Last Carrot," which was

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Rams kick off spring drills

Mike McKinney / Daily Press
PHS head football coach Michael Sloas talks with Carter Starling (5) on the sideline during a game last season. Sloas' Rams will be conducting spring drills the next two weeks.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
It's never too early for high school football.
Paragould head coach Michael Sloas and his Rams officially cranked up spring drills on Monday.
Heading into his fourth season as head coach of the Rams, Sloas said. . . more »

Fire at B Street Apartments

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Paragould firefighters responded to this fire at 207 B St. Apt. 18 on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire, which heavily damaged the apartment, is still under investigation. However, no one was injured, and firefighters even rescued Bella, a Chihuahua, which had run back into the adjacent Apt. 19, while the firefighting was ongoing.

Inexpensive lodgings in Europe?

Dear Heloise: After graduation from college, my two girlfriends and I want to backpack through Europe. The problem is that we need to stay in some very cheap places (other than park benches). Any suggestions? -- Ashley H., Boulder, Colo. Ashley, th . . . more »