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BATESVILLE — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund hosted student workshops to help provide additional support to scholarship recipients at the UACCB John Rows Library.

Newport High School Senior Jairus Dean was selected by the Arkansas Activities Association in conjunction with the Arkansas High School Coaches Association as a member of the 2021 All-Star Team. The 2021 All-Star games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Even in adversity, great minds cannot be suppressed. Charles Thompson, an architect from the early 1900s, was an example of such a man. Thompson rose from a childhood of deep tragedy to becoming one of the most celebrated architectural minds in the state, creating enduring landmarks in commu…

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday shows that Arkansas has gained 87,527 residents since 2010.

Northeast Arkansas continues to trail the state average in vaccinations against the coronavirus, according to data provided by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Plans are in the works for the Fulton County Homecoming Festival to be held Memorial Day Weekend in Salem, Arkansas (Fulton County) on May 28-29 with the theme: “We grow in different directions, but our roots bring us back home.”

The public is invited to a “Toss and Eat City Clean Up” event hosted by the Newport City Beautiful Commission and Keep Arkansas Beautiful on Saturday, April 24, at Village Mall.

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting recently at the new Joe & Helen Harris Center for Opportunities location. The center is gearing up for their “Operation Transformation” Open House on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the ne…

It’s so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What’s the Senate going to do about the filibuster? How should infrastructure money be spent? Is the country going to come out of this year as badly divided as it started? The…

Last week, I signed legislation that will increase the median salary of schoolteachers by $2,000 over the next two years. The raise is one way to show teachers we value their work, and this legislation was one of my top priorities. Senator Missy Irvin and Representative Bruce Cozart sponsore…

After showing us how he really feels recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided he’d better rein in his emotions, poor thing.

The jury trial for the Craighead County man suspected of murdering Sydney Sutherland is scheduled to begin in late September.

Gen. Frederick Steele had made the US Army his life. During the Civil War, he would rise through the ranks quickly, but when the time came to lead a campaign, his career and the entire Union Army effort in Arkansas almost disintegrated because of a wagonload of corn.

JONESBORO — A biotechnology major with an interest in statistical analysis and machine learning is Arkansas State University’s latest recipient of the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship.

WASHINGTON — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has announced that local community banker Jim Gowen, Jr., President and C.E.O of Merchants and Planters Bank based in Newport, was named to serve on ICBA’s Political Action Committee (ICBPAC). ICBA is the nation’s voice for com…

The city of Newport provides trash bags to its residents, and according to Mayor David Stewart, the City Council has accepted a bid of $9.81 per box of 50 from Hot Springs-based Sigma for 8,100 boxes.

In the years after the first segregation laws were passed in Arkansas and across the South, the effects of the daily humiliations and abrogations of civil liberties were steadily increasing. Civil rights activists steadily fought these inequalities in court but needed more scientific evidenc…

Last week, columnist Walter Shapiro tweeted: “I just realized that we are as close in time from the end of World War II as Pearl Harbor was from Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. For a babyboomer, it is hard to believe that WWII is the midpoint between the Civil War and 2021.”

The Joe and Helen Harris Foundation was founded in March 2016 by Dan Harris, a member of the Newport High School Class of 1966, in memory of his parents who cared deeply for the community of Newport.