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The Northeast Arkansas Solid Waste Management District is wondering what to do with about $107,000 it has that comes from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. As reported in The Daily Press on Wednesday, the...

Presidents and the press

By Steve Gillespie A lot of concern was expressed Friday by some of my friends after Press Secretary Sean Spicer barred certain major news organizations from covering a White House briefing. This happened not long after President. . .

New rules, same humans

By Connie Schultz On Tuesday morning, less than an hour after U.S. officials deported Guadalupe Olivas Valencia to Mexico, the 45-year-old man leapt to his death from a bridge that connects our two countries. BBC News reported...

Fake news: I love it

By John Stossel "Fake News!" shouts our president, calling out CNN, The New York Times and others. I love it. Although it's not really true -- not the way President Donald Trump means it. The media rarely "fake" anything. Over. . .

Is a Trump-Putin detente dead?

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced. . .

No man is above the law

By Mark Shields Do you remember Zoe Baird? In 1993, President-elect Bill Clinton nominated Baird, a prominent lawyer, to be the first female U.S. attorney general. Baird had told the Clinton transition team that she had, in. . .

Why so many people loathe Congress

By Jim Hightower Uncle Sam wants you! Not the symbolic Uncle Sam, but Sam Johnson. Although he's been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it's unlikely you've ever heard of him. He's a lawmaker who holds a. . .

Trump & Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Dear Editor, In an article in The Jonesboro Sun it warns people to beware of the new administration regarding changes to these programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid). The president's budget...

Deadly stretch of highway needs to be widened

We have reported on many fatal crashes between Marmaduke and Paragould on Highway 49. At least 11 of the 14 fatal crashes along that stretch since 2006, that Daily Press staff writer Gary Exelby found from Arkansas State...

It's called lying

BY CONNIE SCHULTZ Her name was Miss Nelson. I don't recall her first name. She didn't seem to need one. She taught fifth grade at West Elementary School in Ashtabula, Ohio. In the fall of 1967, my mother dropped me off in her...

A call for journalism activists

BY CONNIE SCHULTZ Well, that was quite the spectacle. In his first news conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday likened the U.S. intelligence community to Nazi Germany, talked about himself in the third...

We are not the enemy

BY CONNIE SCHULTZ On the last day of December, this was Donald Trump's greeting for America -- via Twitter, of course: "Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just...

Area legislators see complicated session ahead

The upcoming Arkansas Legislative Session begins at noon on Monday. There will be many issues to be dealt with, and one that local State Sen. Blake Johnson, representing Senate District 20, and State Rep. Jimmy Gazaway,...

On the trail of the future

Paragould has had a good year with growth as we pointed out with one of our year-in-review articles in today's Weekend Edition. Besides job announcements we saw many ribbon cuttings for new businesses, we saw new construction,...

First we decorate

By CONNIE SCHULTZ The day after Thanksgiving is usually when I begin decorating for Christmas, but on Nov. 25, I turned to my husband on the verge of despair. "I don't know," I said. "I don't think I have it in me." The sound of...

'Thankful and proud'

On Wednesday, Paragould resident James Balcom shared with The Daily Press a resent correspondence he had with Paragould Fire Chief Kevin Lang. Balcom's email to the Fire Chief was dated Nov. 29, 2016. The subject was...

Get downtown for Christmas

The sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas can already be found in downtown Paragould. Painted windows and other holiday decorations are in place. There are plenty of opportunities for us to enjoy our community during this...

It starts with gratitude

The day before Thanksgiving, I woke up at 5 and bolted out of bed to get a head start on a day full of preparations. That plan derailed in the time it took me to turn on the shower and brush my hair before sticking my hand under the running water. Ice-cold....

Looking down the road

This past week an attempt to increase the amount of millage levied for real and personal property for the Greene County general fund was voted down by the Greene County Quorum Court. The motion, proposed by Justice of the Peace Tommy Grooms (R-Dist. 5), would...

Be thankful for our youth

This week The Daily Press reported on Crowley's Ridge Academy students who went to work raking and bagging leaves in an effort to better their community during their Spiritual Emphasis Day. We told you about Greene...

Thank you, veterans

After a contentious presidential election this year followed by unrest throughout parts of our country, it was good to be in Paragould on Friday -- Veterans Day. It was good because there was a celebration of veterans. For the...

Keep up the turnout

As of Friday voters broke the Greene County early voting record from our last presidential election in 2012. By the end of voting Friday there had been 7,589 votes cast. A total of 7,193 votes were cast in early voting in...

Our View: A good sign

Whether it is done by people who can't vote, for whatever reason, or just because voting isn't enough for them in expressing their political views, those who remove or destroy campaign signs could be so much more constructive with their energy. This week we...