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Drag-racing granny to be on Street Outlaws

Plum Crazy and the drag-racing granny in action. Jackie Ellenburg at the wheel of her 1993 Ford Mustang Hatchback at the start of one of her many drag races. Jackie has won so many trophies that she has had to give some of them away.

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The 1960s rock group Jan and Dean used to sing about a drag-racing "little old lady from Pasadena."
But Jackie Ellenburg of Paragould would likely have blown her doors off had the two faced each other on the track. Jac . . . more »



Johnny and Jannie Distretti of Paragould, announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Elizabeth Distretti to Nathan Eric Davis, son of David and Rita Davis of Smithville, AR. Casey, a graduate of Arkansas State University, works for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Arkansas State University and is a travel agent with Kingdom Concierge. Nathan, also a graduate from Arkansas State University, works for AgHeritage Farm Credit Services in Newport, AR. The wedding will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Walcott, AR, (physical address is 3625 Hwy 141 South, Paragould) on November 4, 2017, at 2:00 pm. All friends and family are invited. The couple will reside in Jonesboro, AR.


Taste of the Ridge

Ken Mock and Ashley Hoyt of Rustic Rail Eatery prepare lunch for their customers. Rustic Rail will be competing in the Entrée category for Taste of the Ridge Monday at The Crossing.

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
What's for dinner?
It's not just a question, but according to Main Street Paragould Executive Director Gina Jarrett it's the theme of the second annual Taste of the Ridge competition Monday evening starting at 6 p.m. a . . . more »


Police seek help with hit, run

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Paragould police are seeking any information the public may have on a hit-and-run incident that happened Tuesday afternoon.
"About 4:50 to 5 p.m.," said detective Cpl. Jack Hailey of the department's Criminal Investiga . . . more »


Paragould school board appoints new member

By Cole Turbeville Cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
In a special meeting on Wednesday night the Paragould School Board appointed a new member due to board president Barry Bateman stepping down.
The board chose Kyle Jackson, the Paragould assistant fire chief, to . . . more »


Driver faces negligent homicide charge

By Stephen Simpson Paxton News Bureau
A tow truck driver involved in an Aug. 22 crash that killed a Paragould preacher was arrested this week after officers said he was huffing air duster at the time of the wreck.
Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found . . . more »


Traffic stops yield drug arrests

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County sheriff's deputies arrested three people between Sunday and Wednesday on felony drug charges. Each arrest followed a traffic stop.
• Deputies arrested Christopher Dale Crouch, 55, of Paragould on a char . . . more »