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Celebrating state's top crop


Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

Winning rice festival pageant contestants receive crowns and sashes worn by Miss Arkansas Rice Festival Teen Queen Ashton Young (left) and Miss Arkansas Rice Festival Queen Chloe James.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Some historical records suggest rice was grown in parts of Arkansas prior to the Civil War, according to the state's cooperative extension service.
Official state records for rice . . .


Rams stumped by Gosnell in scrimmage


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press

Paragould sophomore safety David Williams (right) spears Gosnell's Cadarius Young in the second quarter of Thursday night's scrimmage at Gosnell High School.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
GOSNELL -- With two weeks until the season kicks off, the Paragould Rams got an early look at some high school action on Thursday night with a scrimmage at Gosnell.
The Rams . . .


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.


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Today In History

Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 20, 1953, the Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
On this date:
In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally de . . .