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'Last Carrot' takes first place in AETN contest

Natalie Pearson (seated at left) reads her book to her classmates in Meagan Pillow's first grade class at Paragould Primary School. Standing is Jamie Walters, AETN marketing and engagement coordinator who presented Natalie with a certificate, books, and a Playtime Pad preloaded with educational music, games, and videos. She also let all the children in the class pick a free book to take home. They also received reading charts they can fill out over the summer. (Above)

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Natalie Pearson has been around storytelling her whole life, and her parents say she's been drawing since she could hold a pencil in her hand.
This week she received prizes for her book, "The Last Carrot," which was . . . more »


Main Street details Memorial, Wall activities

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
To help celebrate the coming of The Wall That Heals to The Friendly City, Main Street Paragould is organizing several events.
"First is our Memorial Parade on Saturday, May 25," said Main Street Paragould Executive Dir . . . more »


Greene Co. Court accepts pleas, hands down sentences

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The following guilty pleas were entered recently in Greene County Circuit Court:
• Cody Burns, 27, has negotiated a guilty plea to a charge of one count of possession of less than two grams of a Schedule I/II control . . . more »


Pilots for Christ event reset for Saturday

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
They got rained out last weekend, but Pilots for Christ plan to use tomorrow's forecast of good weather for its 9th annual fund-raiser at the Paragould Municipal Airport.
Arkansas Pilots for Christ chapter president La . . . more »


Several arrests made on unrelated drug charges

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
A Paragould woman faces felony charges after police conducted a search warrant on Monday, and located a firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Shelby Crowder, 25, faces a charge of simultaneous possession of dr . . . more »


Sex offender returned to county custody

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
A registered Level 3 sex offender who allegedly skipped out on bail three years ago is back in custody.
Paragould police have arrested Richard Whittaker, 65, on a warrant for a charge of one count of failure to comply . . . more »


Sheriff identifies deceased inmate

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The Greene County Sheriff has identified a Greene County Detention Center inmate who died after being transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center on Tuesday.
"The inmate's name was Garrett Evers, and he was 27," s . . . more »


Woman accused of sexual assault

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould police have arrested a substitute teacher for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student in her class.
They arrested Stephanie Michelle Ricker, 35, of Paragould, on a charge of one count of second- . . . more »


Deputies investigate vandalism

Photo courtesy of Greene County Sheriff's Department This 2000 Ford F-350 is one of several vehicles damaged by vandals on May 14. The Greene County Sheriff's Department is requesting anyone with information about the vandalism to contact detective Capt. Tony Williams at (870) 476-9875.

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County Sheriff's deputies are investigating reports of alleged vandalism that took place Tuesday.
According to an incident report submitted by Deputies Mike Wess and Kaleb Pitcher, Wess received a call Wednesday . . . more »