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Slavery bitterly divided North against South and neighbor against neighbor throughout the early history of the United States. While slavery was debated in legislatures, newspapers, and churches, countless slaves moved to escape their bondage to a life of freedom. One such incident in the ear…

Students, teachers and parents have adapted to the challenges created by COVID-19. Last year, Arkansas educators were forced to teach online in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As classrooms were shifted to virtual learning, Arkansas Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) rose to t…

JONESBORO — Todd Turner grew frustrated with the internet service provider at his Arkadelphia law office. After failing to get his issues resolved, he did what lawyers do.

There was an interesting moment in Washington at the end of January, on Antony Blinken’s first full day as secretary of state. Meeting with the press corps that covers the State Department, he called an independent press “a cornerstone of our democracy,” and told the assembled reporters, “Yo…

The commodity distribution for Jackson County has been rescheduled for February 16 from 9 a.m. until noon or until food supplies are gone. This will be a Drive-Thru Distribution. The distribution will take place at the Jackson County Senior Center, 400 North Pecan St., in Newport.

Architecture has been called “the mirror of life.” Buildings need careful design to stand the test of time and satisfy the need for which it was created. This takes imagination and a careful eye for detail. Arkansas native Edward Stone was one such architect, and his accomplishments include …

Businesses would not be penalized by state regulators for violating Covid-19 restrictions because of the behavior of their customers, under legislation passed by the Arkansas Senate.

The man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Sydney Sutherland told a psychologist that he “went to work just like normal” after burying her in a rice field.

While University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University athletic teams have rarely met, the two institutions have been competing against each other for many years. That, in fact, has fueled an unfulfilled rivalry.

LITTLE ROCK — Private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands and protect agricultural lands and grasslands through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) have until …

Life sometimes takes ordinary people on extraordinary adventures. J. Mayo Williams had a career that brought him from Arkansas to an Ivy League education and to the battlefields of Europe. Along the war, Williams became not only one of the charter players for the NFL, he was also a music pro…

The number of new coronavirus cases continues to decline and the number of people receiving vaccines against the disease continues to go up, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this week.

The Newport High School Rifle Team are Precision State Champions for 2021. The Precision Team Consists of Jasmine Dalton, Xander Kane, Seth Morales and Eli Murphy (pictured). The team is coached by 1st Sergeant Woody Daniels of the NHS JROTC. Precision individual awards include Prone: 3rd Pl…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse announced Tuesday that a national search for the Red Wolves’ 12th athletics director has begun after former Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir was appointed the Athletics Director at the University…

Medical care in Arkansas has long been a difficult issue. In the nineteenth century, if one of the few doctors in the state could even reach a remote farmstead, the question was whether anything was medically possible for a patient, many of whom could not even afford a doctor’s bill. One gro…

Each year, the fourth and fifth grade Gifted and Talented students at Newport Elementary, along with their teacher, Ginger Willis, spend hours working to create the elementary yearbook.

John P. Washington was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1908. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 1931 and entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington, New Jersey. He was ordained a priest in 1935. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he got his …

David Frankenberg has been named as vice president and chief financial officer of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) effective Jan. 1, 2021. Frankenberg replaces Michael Henderson, who is retiring after 36 years of service with AE…