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Before the pandemic shuttered innumerable aspects of collegiate life, a stroll across campus at the University of Arkansas would highlight to even a casual observer the many entertainment options offered by the university’s programs.

The Tuckerman High School FFA recently sold their Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn as their summer fundraiser. Young’s Generation 3 Farms did all of the planting and watering, and the FFA officers harvested the corn. There were 24 rows of sweet corn planted this year. After picking the ears, the…

Conway Twitty began his performing career in Helena during World War II while still a child. From these early days, he would eventually sell more than 50 million albums and become one of the most popular stars of country music.

The Newport Economic Development Commission has announced that the City of Newport is the recipient of a grant from the 2020 CDBG-CV Application Fund delivered through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to create an Outdoor WiFi Accessibility Center.

As COVID-19 infections rose in Northeast Arkansas last week, more people sought vaccinations, an examination of data from the Arkansas Department of Health revealed.

Head Greyhound Coach Mark Hindsley and two senior players attended the NEA Sports Media Day on Friday, July 16. Seniors Eli Alcorn and Brady Cook attended the event to discuss the upcoming season. The Hounds are scheduled to open their season against Helena Central on August 20 at Greyhound …

The state Department of Human Services has installed a new system for filling out applications for social services.

Elias Cornelius Boudinot was born in the chaos of the fall of the Southeastern tribes and in the infighting of Cherokee politics. His father was a Cherokee leader, and his mother was a white woman from Connecticut, and he rose to remarkable heights in a time when his Native American heritage…

Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic Clausewitz quote and say that politics is war by other means. All’s fair, etc., they insist.

The state Board of Education has approved another round of plans submitted by Arkansas school districts that want the option of offering online classes in the fall.

According to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the Daughters of the American Revolution had often disagreed with President Roosevelt’s polices, and passed resolutions making that clear.

Lawyer, businessman, educator, benefactor, and public servant are just a few of the titles that William H. Bowen held in his long life.

Of the 988 people who died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic since January, 98.6 percent had not been fully vaccinated, Dr. Cam Patterson, CEO of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said Tuesday.

Dave and Lisa Wanner of Paragould are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Caroline Milligan, to Rhett Ethan Alexander Lowe.

If you look at the polls of how Americans feel about the job Congress is doing, they’ve been remarkably consistent for the last few decades. The institution’s favorability rating, as measured by Gallup’s monthly surveys, hasn’t been above 50 percent since 2003; these days it’s in the low 30s…

The two Republicans so far that have said they will seek their party’s nomination for governor are Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

‘Don’t let people put obstacles in front of you, but understand you also have to put in the work” were the words of engineer Raye Jean Montague as recalled by her son. Montague overcame the limitations of technology, the pressures of overwhelming hours, and the obstacles of prejudice to prod…

Each year, thousands of college students are given the opportunity to continue their studies outside their home countries through a program devised by one Arkansas educator and politician. The Fulbright Scholar Program has become one of the most prestigious efforts of study thanks to veteran…

As the date for the Special Election approaches, the voters of Newport have a choice to pass the part of the sales tax which supports the Newport Economic Development Commission. Over the next three weeks, the Newport Independent will focus on the role of the NEDC and the accomplishments sin…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Paul W. Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced the graduation of Daniel Larson, Card Operations Officer with Merchants and Planters Bank, Newport, AR. Larson completed the three-year curriculum in June 2021 to earn his graduation cert…

The Newport Downtown Revitalization and Improvement Volunteer Effort received $3,000 as members of the Main Street Arkansas community gathered to receive ceremonial checks in Argenta Plaza, North Little Rock, earlier this month.

Ed and Alberta Ericson of Evening Shade dance while attending the Monster Groovez Concert last week in Newport. The event was sponsored by KASU Public Radio and Arkansas Steel Associates.