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Goodfellows group launches Christmas 2017 toy drive

Pictured with the drop off box for the Goodfellows Toy Drive at Centennial Bank in downtown Paragould are Mike Weaver (left), Centennial Bank Market president; Crystal Carter, with Centennial Bank; Ben Branch, representing the Goodfellows; and Centennial Bank personnel Kelly Roswell, Angila Beamon and Charitti Garner.

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
The Greene County Goodfellows Organization recently kicked off its 2017 Toy Drive for this Christmas at Centennial Bank in downtown Paragould.
Ben Branch, representing the Goodfellows, said 100 percent of donations . . . more »


Todd-Wilcoxson Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todd of Paragould announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Morgan Lynn, to Mr. Eric Andrew Wilcoxson son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilcoxson of Walnut Ridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lynn Tutor and the late Mr. George Tutor, Mr. Herbert Todd, Jr. all of Wynne, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westmoreland of Parkin. The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilcoxson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turbyeville all of Walnut Ridge.Miss Todd graduated from Greene County Tech High School in 2014. She will graduate in December 2017 from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. While at Arkansas State, she is a member of the Chi Omega soriety.Mr. Wilcoxson is a 2013 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in marketing degree. While attending Arkansas State, he was a member of the Red Wolves baseball team. He is currently a claims adjustor for Arkansas Farm Bureau in Crittenden County, Marion, Arkansas.The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at East Side Baptist Church in Paragould. All friends and family are invited to the wedding and reception which will follow at The Crossing in downtown Paragould.


Police watching for seat belt violations this week

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Wear your seat belt or pay the price. Literally.
That's the word from the Paragould Police Department as it implements its holiday seat belt enforcement drive.
The department will be issuing tickets to anyone discovere . . . more »


Kelsey Cox family files suit against ambulance service

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
A Paragould family is seeking $5 million in damages from a Walnut Ridge ambulance company.
According to a complaint filed by attorney Mark N. Geller in White County Circuit Court on Nov. 16, Jenny Waldon is seeking the . . . more »


Cherry Valley man faces kidnapping, assault charges

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Cherry Valley man in connection with a reported kidnapping and robbery on Nov. 10.
David Edward Burnett, 49, faces charges of one count each of kidnapping and aggravated . . . more »


Car seat program fully funded again

The Paragould Police Department has received a $2,000 donation from the Paragould Kiwanis Club, which will enable full funding of its popular Car Safety Seat program. From left are police Patrol Capt. Philip Faulkner and Police Chief Todd Stovall, Kiwanis President Terry Austin, Mayor Mike Gaskill and Kiwanis board member James Cole. Austin credited Cole with the idea for the donation, which together with an anonymous $5,000 donation and $1,000 received from the state brings the program's amount available back to last year's level of $8,000.

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Thanks to a $2,000 donation from the Paragould Kiwanis Club, the Paragould Police Department's Car Safety Seat program is once again fully funded.
The club presented a check for the indicated amount to Paragould Mayor . . . more »


High-speed chase ends when deputy's vehicle rammed

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
An early-morning high-speed chase through Greene County Thursday ended when the suspect rammed a Greene County Sheriff's vehicle and was arrested.
Deputy Hunter Wright arrested Rodney Corey Trammell, 26, of Paragould, . . . more »