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Fiber to home project back on track

Matthew McFadden and Todd Boyd of Paragould Light, Water & Cable install equipment for the laboratory to be used to test items and procedures for the new fiber-to-the-home project. PLWC Network Manager Marcus Dowdy said the lab is needed to ensure items and procedures work the way they are intended before being introduced into customers' homes.

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould Light, Water & Cable Telecommunications Division Chief Farron Toler says a parts problem that had been delaying its Fiber to the Home project has apparently resolved itself.
"One of our biggest holdups ha . . . more »


Waste management district rethinks tipping fee hike

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The Northeast Arkansas Solid Waste Management District is reconsidering a hike in tipping fees for out of state customers.
According to district executive director Jason Wolfenbarger, the district has lost revenue due . . . more »


Skeletal remains yet to be identified

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Human skeletal remains found nearly two months ago in Paragould have yet to be identified.
"We still haven't heard back from the state crime lab on an identification," Detective Cpl. Jack Hailey of the Paragould Police . . . more »


Deputies make drug delivery arrest

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Sheriff's deputies arrested a Rector man in the Walmart parking lot Wednesday, accused of dealing drugs.
They arrested Dusty Ray Emery, 34, on charges of one count each of delivery of between two and 10 grams of metham . . . more »


Attorney: Westside shooters shifted blame

Rick Griffin consoles Susie Adams after the shooting that occurred at Westside Middle School on March 24, 1998.

Paxton News Bureau file photo

By Keith Inman Paxton News Bureau
JONESBORO -- The two Westside Middle School shooters who killed five people and wounded 10 more in 1998 later blamed each other for initiating the crime.
Bobby McDaniel, the attorney who brought a civil suit on behalf of the dead v . . . more »


Court listens to guilty pleas in Greene Co.

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The Greene County Circuit Court has adjudicated the following cases:
• Austin L. Hillis, 21, has negotiated a plea of guilty to a charge of one count of first-degree forgery, a Class B felony. In return, he was not p . . . more »


Deputies make weekend drug, forgery arrests

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County sheriff's deputies arrested two individuals over the weekend for possession of drugs, one for forgery as well.
They arrested Buddy Lee Horton, 32, of Paragould, on charges of one count each of second-degr . . . more »


State police investigate death of woman after fall from ambulance

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into the death of a Paragould woman in Searcy on Monday afternoon.
State police on Tuesday identified Kelsey Cox, 25, as the victim who died after she reportedly jumped f . . . more »


Paragould City Council approves fifth court clerk

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
As soon as the Greene County District Court can hire a fifth person, the city of Paragould will help pay him or her.
At Monday's meeting, the Paragould City Council unanimously approved the recommendation of its Financ . . . more »


Council attaches liens to properties

The city approved the attachment of liens to a series of properties, listed by address, owner and lien total, to recover the costs of cleanup and nuisance abatement. The liens must be paid off before the given property owner can sell the property:
• 208 E. Vine S . . . more »