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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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Updated May 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is warning boaters to use extreme caution in and around the state's waters. Recent heavy rain and the forecast for more rain over the next two days have rivers and lakes at dangerous levels.

Updated May 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Newport Head Start is currently conducting open enrollment for both preschool and infants and toddlers.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking for information regarding stolen bronze military grave markers from local cemeteries.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,826 gas outlets in Arkansas. This compares with the national average that has...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Despite uncooperative weather, Healthy Women of Unity sponsored a morning of fun at the first annual Kids Color Run in conjunction with the Portfest 5k on May 16.

Updated May 22, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Eighteen Newport High School seniors have been named 2015 Arkansas Scholars. The Arkansas Scholars program is sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and is used to motivate high school students.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has secured a long-term agreement to purchase 108 megawatts of wind energy from the planned Drift Sand Wind Farm. The farm will be located about 60 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and is scheduled to...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 4:13 PM

An observational survey conducted across Arkansas during 2014 indicates that one out of every four motorists in Arkansas is not using a seat belt.

Updated May 19, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Tuesday a joint effort led by Third Judicial District Drug Task Force agents, code-named “Operation Ice House,” pursued approximately 26 suspects for Delivery of a Controlled Substance including Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort (D.R.I.V.E.) has worked for the last eleven years as a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newport.

Updated May 18, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.43/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,826 gas outlets in Arkansas. This compares with the national average that has...

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