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Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:03 AM

On Wednesday, May 25th, the Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through Newport. The run began at Arkansas State Police -Troop B Headquarters and continued through Newport toward the river bridge. Participants included Newport Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, and more. LETR Founder Richard LaMunyon once said, "What started in 1981…as a flicker of hope for Special Olympics has now become a roaring flame of...

Posted May 28, 2016 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 May 27, 2016 at 12:01 AM

May 28th is the seasonal grand opening celebration of the Downtown Newport Farmer’s Market.

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Roderick Robinson with SkyCap Solutions and Latasha Wakefield-Robinson with All That I Am Books are pictured with their new street sign, located at Newport Lake and Farmers Market.  The Robinsons were the winning bidders during...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Sheriff David Lucas (right) conducted a tour of the new jail facility for ACC Officers Mike Jones, Jason Burton and Mark Harmon, City Inspector Derrick Ratliffe and Deputy Prosecutor Rob Ratton last Friday.

Updated May 19, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Newport Kids First hosted a Young Athletes Field Day on May 11

Updated May 19, 2016 at 10:50 AM

The excitement has been building for a couple of months with Hometown Days on the horizon. This week’s festivities are sure to be an unforgettable time as the school year comes to an end and summer temperatures are being felt.

Updated May 17, 2016 at 11:33 AM

On May 3 Jetta Consono was sworn in as a Volunteer Advocate for Gateway CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These selfless individuals serve as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Judge in cases where children have...

Updated May 12, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Facility will go in old Kroger building

Updated May 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Tuckerman Class of Fifty Seven celebrated their fifty ninth year at the Tuckerman Home Economics building on the school campus, April 23rd, 2016.

Updated May 5, 2016 at 9:27 AM

On April 22nd, the students from the Jackson County School District who participated in the PTO fundraiser were rewarded with a color run.  Any students who sold at least one pizza kit during the spring...

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