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Aerospace engineer credits Marmaduke school district

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(From left) Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn (1921-2016), Marmaduke High School graduate and aerospace engineer Jerry Roberts, Roberts' wife Sandra, and former astronaut Scott Carpenter (1925-2013). Glenn and Carpenter were two of the original seven Mercury astronauts. Roberts helped design the inertial navigation systems used in the Mercury and Gemini space programs.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Jerry Roberts has had a long and highly successful career in the aerospace industry.
He gives all credit for that success to his education in the Marmaduke School District up through . . .

Officials speculate on special session

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@parfagoulddailypress.com
Nothing is set in stone yet.
But, State Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R-Paragould) and State Sen. Blake Johnson (R-Corning) have expressed what they believe needs to happen in any proposed . . .

Deputies bust pot manufacturing operation

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Some of the marijuana plants, and equipment used to facilitate growing them, which were removed from a shed in the back yard of a residence at 3669 Highway 358 in Paragould. Resident Johnathon Randall Slayton was arrested for manufacturing a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana).

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County Sheriff's deputies have shut down a marijuana manufacturing operation.
They arrested Johnathon Randall Slayton, 30, of rural Paragould on Thursday evening on a charge . . .

Traffic stop leads to possession arrest

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Andrea Massara, 35, of 509 Vine St., in Paragould, is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop Thursday at Hunt Street and Highway 49.
Sgt. Tommy Huffstetler of the Greene . . .

GCCF Awards Luncheon

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Greene County Community Fund President Ty Sims hands Tenneco's Donna Carter the Superior Award at the GCCF Awards Luncheon at the Paragould Community Center on Thursday. Tenneco pledged $59,277 to the 2017 campaign to earn the Highest Donor Award. Utility Trailer placed second on the list pledging $54,646.

Quintana pleads guilty to amended charges

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Charles Quintana has taken a plea deal.
The 59-year-old Quintana faced charges of one count each of capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and first-degree battery in the . . .