Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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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: Katie McCorkle, Reporter: Madi Driver, Treasurer: Hannah Hembrey, Sentinel: Jade Plummer, and Junior Advisor: Braiden Burzynski. Senior FFA member, Madeline Lewis, gave her speech "From the Growing Field to the Battlefield", which she will...

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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,...

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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 7:37 PM

Dale Blaney scored his 130th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Updated at 7:34 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Donald Trump and Republicans.

Updated at 6:56 PM

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

Updated at 5:57 PM

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

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† 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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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backed down on Friday from the possibility of debating Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator trailing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

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