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Three County Fair 2019 schedule of events

Special to the Independent
McCRORY — Three County Fair 2019 has announced its schedule of events. All events will be at Three County Fairground, 416 U.S. 64, McCrory, unless otherwise noted.
• ​Saturday, Sept. . . .


Manns celebrate 50th anniversary




Special to the Independent
Jim and Pearl Mann of Beedeville recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Jimmy Mann and Pearl Reynolds were high school sweethearts. They met at Beedeville Elementary and both transferred and . . .


Bradley named 2019 Teacher of the Year


Leanne Bradley



Special to the Independent
NEWPORT — Teacher of the week highlight and 2019 Teacher of the Year is Leanne Bradley.
This is my 27th year in education and I teach Family and Consumer Science. I currently teach . . .


Davis receives Band Student of the Week


Greg Osborne and Cody Davis



Cody Davis received the first Newport High School Band Booster Student of the week award. Davis was nominated by Band Director Greg Osborne for outstanding teamwork and participation in band . . .


Jacksonport State Park hosting events

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NEWPORT — This weekend Jacksonport State Park will offer four events.
The first “History Jeopardy” will be 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. Here is your chance for you and your family to be . . .


Jackson Co. Humane Society dogs up for adoption

NEWPORT — The Jackson County Humane Society has many dogs available for adoption into loving/caring homes. To find the right pet, visit the shelter at 4027 Campbell Ave. and see how important it is to . . .


Koatz for Kidz Drive

The annual Koatz 4 Kidz drive is kicking off for Jackson County. This year Unity Health Harris Medical Center Auxiliary will be hosting the fall drive.
The coat collection will start this month and run through October. . . .


U.S. Rep. Crawford visits M&P Bank


Pictured from left to right: Charles Landrum, Randy Cross, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, Jim Gowen, Jr., and Thelma Welch



Merchants & Planters Bank recently hosted U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, and Field Assistant Charles Landrum at the community bank’s downtown office in Newport.
CEO Jim Gowen Jr. led the tour, in which the . . .


IMAD sets women's community meeting

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NEWPORT — The IMAD Organization has scheduled a special women’s community meeting  from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the IMAD Community Center 947 Hout Circle (Argus Shearer . . .