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Today In History

Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2017. There are 217 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. (Investigators cited faulty electrical ... « more »

Sheriff's deputies arrest four, file 6 felony charges

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A member of the Greene County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team places handcuffs on Justin Aaron Lamar prior to transporting him to the county jail. Lamar faces six felony drug charges.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Diligent detective work netted several arrests and half a dozen felony charges at the Franklin Apartments in Paragould on Thursday afternoon.
Greene County Sheriff's deputies arrested Justin Aaron Lamar, 23, of Paragou

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Local trio leads ASU to softball title

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Arkansas State and former Greene County Tech pitcher Shea Cothren (left) is presented the NCSA World Series Most Valuable Player award from league director Rachel Weber last Sunday after the Red Wolves' championship win.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
There's little doubt that Northeast Arkansas is somewhat of a hotbed of talent when it comes to high school softball.
The Arkansas State softball club proved that last weekend, taking home the National Club Sof. . . more »

Sidewalk groundwork

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Lee Fry (left), and Pablo Martinez of Razorback Concrete pour concrete for a box for the sewer drainage system at 302 C St. The activity is part of the project which will eventually provide sidewalks from Vance Street up to Bard Road. "It ties in with the one we did last year," said Terry McAbee, incoming director of public works for the city of Paragould.

The makeup of microfiber

Dear Heloise: What is microfiber? How is it labeled at a store? What are brands to look for? -- A Reader, via email Microfiber is a synthetic fiber that's one-fifth the diameter of a human hair. The most common types of microfibers are produced fro . . . more »