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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
Posted at 4:00 AM

Another week has come and gone, and one man stood atop the headlines mountain again: Donald Trump. It's been clear ever since Ted Cruz dropped out of the race back on May 4th that Trump would go on to win the GOP nomination, a once unthinkable feat, but this week he made it official: After winning Washington state's primary on Tuesday, the Associated Press declared him the winner.

Posted at 4:00 AM

This past week didn't see a major primary, or a debate, or a major announcement from any camps, but it was an interesting week nonetheless.

Posted at 12:01 AM

The 7th Annual Newport FFA Banquet was held on May 3rd, where the 2016-2017 chapter officers were appointed into office. The 2016-2017 officers are as follows, President: Dawsyn Smith, Vice President: Breanna McAllister, Secretary:...

Posted at 12:01 AM

Taylor Peavy and Roger Faust III will exchange vows on June 4th, 2016 at 5 P.M. at Newport's Iron Mountain Train Depot, 501 Front Street.  Taylor is the daughter of Teresa Peavy of Tuckerman, AR and Charles Peavy of Plaucheville,...

Posted at 12:01 AM

Six Newport High School seniors have been named 2016 Arkansas Scholars.  The Arkansas Scholars program is sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and is used to motivate high school students. 

Updated at 7:34 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Donald Trump and Republicans.

Updated May 27, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Maxie is going to look a little different on General Hospital for a while.

Updated May 27, 2016 at 5:57 PM

More than 50 million people have watched the trailer for NBC's new drama

Updated May 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM

† As a young political activist back in the 1960s, I did my fair share of marching and protesting for or against one thing or another — civil rights, the war in Vietnam, whatever. In Chicago, Washington, New York and elsewhere, I marched and...

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