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Bomb threat forces lock down of Paris schools; No bomb found

Updated: May 20, 2015 1:22pm

The three campuses of the Paris School District were locked down for more than three hours Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into the Paris Police Department. Authorities searched...

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<p>Check presentation: Former State Sen. Bruce Holland (front row, center) came to Paris last Friday evening to present a check for $50,000. The money will be used to fund classroom construction and renovation work at a building on South Elm Street which will house a career education center. Also on hand were (back row, from left) State Re. Jon Eubansk, R-Paris; Ronnie Adkison of Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc., AEDC Commissioner Chester Koprovic of Paris, Keith Bullock, owner ReThink Industries, Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tonya Baumgartner, John Warren of Logan County Industrial Development, (front row, from left) Lee Lane, chair of the Paris Area Economic Development Council, Paris School Superintendent Wayne Fawcett, Holland and Rogers and ATU-Ozark Chancellor Bruce Sikes.</p>

Career training center gets $66,800

Feb 24, 2015 6:26am

Former State Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, came to Paris last Friday evening and presented a check for $50,000 to Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers. State Rep. Jon Eubanks, R-Paris, has also given the...

<p>Making sure it works: Junior Schluterman, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Paris, makes sure the bingo board works. After an absence of more than two years, bingo games at the KoC Hall will resume on Wednesday, March 4.</p>

Knight of Columbus bringing back bingo

Feb 24, 2015 6:25am

After an absence of a little more than two years, weekly bingo games are coming back to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Paris.

Games will begin on Wednesday, March 4, according to Junior...

Stephens media, Paris Express being sold

Updated: Feb 20, 2015 7:22am

New Media Investment Group announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media for $102.5 million in cash, subject to working capital...

It was a very cold start to the week

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

The spring-like weather that covered the area with highs in the 60s and 70s last week turned winter over the weekend.

A cold front from the north coupled with moisture-laden air from the...

Paris FBLA does project to help homeless

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

Last year, the Paris School District’s FBLA group did a project called Dolls for Dementia and gave dolls to dementia patients throughout the area.

This year, the 116 students in the group...

Council okays fire truck purchase

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

The Paris City Council approved the purchase of a new fire truck during a special meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Municipal Building.

The truck was bought for $115,000 and will be...

County hires firm to do jail study

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

The Logan County Quorum Court voted unanimously last week to hire an architectural firm to do a study about building a new county jail.

The meeting was held at the Logan County Courthouse in...

Winter storm covers state in sleet, snow, freezing rain

Feb 18, 2015 3:05am

A winter storm spread snow, sleet and freezing rain across Arkansas on Sunday night and Monday, causing widespread power outages and shutting down the state Capitol in the middle of the...

Three finalists in coach search named

Feb 11, 2015 3:05am

Paris High School’s football team should have a head coach if the Paris School District Board accepts Superintendent Wayne Fawcett’s recommendation at this week’s school board meeting.

The...

Big fund raiser takes place Saturday

Feb 11, 2015 3:05am

Mardi Gras, the annual fund raiser for St. Joseph Catholic School, takes place at the First National Bank Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In terms of attendance and money...

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