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Officers set to take back drugs Saturday

Greene County Sheriff David Carter demonstrates placing unwanted medicines into the drop box in the lobby of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, 1809 N. Rockingchair Road.

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Both the Paragould Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Department will be at Wal-mart this Saturday to conduct their annual Drug Take Back event.
"We'll be taking back any kind of prescription drugs," sai . . . more »


NASWMD: Waste tire situation to improve

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
A new state regulation for disposal of waste tires from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) should see an improvement in the system.
That was the word from the executive director of the Northeast Ar . . . more »


Local police make theft, burglary arrests

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Several people were arrested on unrelated theft and burglary charges over the weekend by Paragould police.
On Saturday police arrested Tyler S. Dutton, 26, of Paragould, for being a convicted felon in possession of . . . more »


Council holds off on hotel tax for now

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
A proposed 3 percent tax on hotel receipts is two-thirds of the way toward enactment.
The Paragould City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance on two of its required three readings Monday night.
But at the su . . . more »


Guilty pleas entered on burglary, other charges

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The following guilty pleas were entered recently in Greene County Circuit Court:
• Deborah L. Meizler, 51, has negotiated a plea of guilty to a charge of one count of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I . . . more »


Gas prices, demand continue to rise

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Arkansas had the third lowest average gasoline prices per gallon in the United States on Monday.
Oklahoma, with an average of $2.44 per gallon, and Missouri, with an average of $2.43 per gallon, were the only states . . . more »