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Today In History

Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina.
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Rains cause flooding, road closure


Rain was increasingly heavy in more northerly parts of Greene County. For example, it stranded this truck off Greene 224 Road near Beech Grove. Courtesy photo

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
"If it wasn't in the hills, it flooded," that's how Greene County Road Department Superintendent Dave Tierney summed up the effect of rains Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Far and away the worst impact of the rai

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Ram golfers shine in early going


Courtesy photo
Madison Holmes is a key player in the Lady Rams' golf team this season. Holmes has medaled in all three tournaments this season thus far for PHS.

BY Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
The Paragould golf program put together one of the most successful years in recent history in 2017 under head coach Jace Watson.
Both the girls' and boys' won their district tournaments and finished in the top . . . more »

Tech Primary back at school


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Brad Andrews, first-grade teacher at Greene County Tech Primary School, supervises the work of his students. Counting pre-school, 3,834 students returned to Greene County Tech for the new school year, which began on Monday.

Proof of prescriptions

Dear Heloise: Please remember that when carrying prescription drugs while traveling, you must be able to produce a valid prescription for each of them. This can spare your readers a lot of grief if they find themselves in a situation where they hav . . . more »