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On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford hosted a day-long conference with cyber security experts from intelligence and security agencies and local leaders on preventing cyberattacks, securing critical infrastructure, and protecting intellectual property and customer data from China and other for…

David Platt will play baseball this spring for the Tuckerman Bulldogs for the last time as he enters his senior year, but as his career with the Bulldogs comes to a close a new beginning will soon follow.

The Tuckerman Girls Golf Team played in the district and state tournaments. In the district tournament, Senior Shanley Williams had the second best score, and Junior Hannah Nicholson had the third best score. These young ladies attended the state tournament for the first time, which was an h…

One of the great privileges of teaching and working on a university campus is the chance to be in regular touch with young people. Even better, I sometimes get asked to give talks elsewhere and to meet with young people of all kinds and descriptions – sometimes one on one, sometimes in small…

Last week Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, through This is Heaven LLC, bought controlling interest in Go the Distance Baseball’s stake of All-Star Ballpark Heaven and the “Field of Dreams” (1989) movie site.

BATESVILLE — Fall is returning to Batesville, and with that, White River Medical Center (WRMC) is excited to bring back the HealthFirst Women’s Health Event. For the ninth year, First Community Bank (FCB) and WRMC have partnered to offer area women an event focused on women’s health. This ye…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed his latest coronavirus emergency declaration to expire this week, but he stressed to reporters that the pandemic isn’t over.

Recently, the Tuckerman High School Golf Teams played in the district tournament at Conway. The girls’ team placed fourth in the tournament, and the boys’ team placed third. Four players advanced to the state tournament: Hannah Nicholson, Shanley Williams, Harrison Smith, and Hayden Edwards.…

The Newport boys golf team placed third overall in the 3A district tournament held at the Newport Country Club. Team members include Jake Keedy, Jack Sampson, Reece Kieffner and Will Keedy. Individually, Will Keedy tied for second place overall. Will and Jake Keedy both earned a spot to comp…

The Newport JROTC Air Rifle Team’s first match of the year this past Saturday in White Hall was a good start for the Hounds this year by taking first place in both the Precision & Sporter Class Teams against the high schools of Northside, White Hall, Watson Chapel, Warren, Rivercrest, an…

The Jackson County FFA attended the Tri-County Fair recently and competed in different categories, identifying Tools, Weeds, Soils, and Seeds. Tractor Driving and Creed Speaking were two other competitions entered. Here are the results of those events.

Students of the Tuckerman Plant Science class have been growing seedlings of different herbs and vegetables for the past few weeks. Then they had the opportunity to transfer them to the new hydroponic tower garden. Now they will anxiously await the harvest. Pictured are Makayla Mashburn, Dak…

BLYTHEVILLE — The Ritz Civic Center in Blytheville is seeking area artists who would be interested in presenting their work as a featured artist in the Ritz Gallery.

As we continue to watch events unfold in Afghanistan and see what many consider a failure to exit properly, it is important to remember that, historically speaking, failure is common. Many of the men that we consider our greatest presidents experienced failures. What sets apart some presiden…

Of the many figures to shape higher education in Arkansas, John W. Conger has perhaps the most unique experience. Throughout his leadership career, he served as president of five colleges, including three in Arkansas.

The Senate and House Committees on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs are reviewing bills to draw new geographic boundaries for the four Congressional Districts in Arkansas, in preparation for a session of the entire legislature at the end of the month.

I’ve written before how frustrating it is to have the likes of the Ku Klux Klan hijack symbols of my heritage – because they incorporate rebel flags, American flags, crosses, and bagpipes in their little parades and such while preaching racism – but the anti-government boogaloos also have co…

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Rob Ratton this week sentenced Matthew Ryan Gilmore, 22, of Bradford, to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for sexual assault of a child.

Running back Aamonii Wren receives a handoff from Quarterback Luke Reynolds while Jack Sampson blocks the defender on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the game against the Marked Tree Jr. High Indians.

The Newport Greyhounds travelled to Lonoke on Friday to take on the Jackrabbits in the last game before the start of conference play.

In Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Michelle Huff has sentenced Robert Hall, 36, to 27 and a-half years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on a felony-level offense of sexual assault in the first degree, arising from a 2018 incident and arrest.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be an American, to have a shared stake in this country and its fortunes. In some ways, I suppose the question is unanswerable: We are a vast, diverse country, and we each answer the question in our own way.

Enrollment has dropped at many state-supported colleges and universities because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 23rd Annual Depot Days Music Festival will take place on Front Street in downtown Newport Friday and Saturday. Here is a schedule of events for the festival and a listing of items and donations to the Newport Lions Club auction.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas last week dispatched 181 line workers and utility vehicles, along with construction and right-of-way equipment, to assist South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (SLECA) of Houma, La., in continued power restoration efforts.

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting teams to participate in the “Trashiest Team” contest during the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB).

Local school officials appear to have made the right moves in fighting the spread of coronavirus in the public schools, Johnny Key, state education secretary said this week.

Herman Davis went from deep poverty in a remote corner of Arkansas and became the most decorated Arkansan of World War I. He was born just outside what is now Manila in Mississippi County in 1888. The family lived in a small shack outside the town near Big Lake and ran a small store. The fam…

The legislature is preparing to convene again on September 29, to redraw boundaries of the four Congressional districts in Arkansas.

The Newport Greypups beat Barton on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Greyhound Field 44-8. Pictured is Greypup running back Aamonii Wren running the ball.

Tuckerman honors the 13 U.S. service members killed in the Kabul attack in Afghanistan, and those who died during 9 / 11. The displays are located at The Trails to Tuckerman Armed Services Memorial Park on Highway 367.

Pamela Walls of Paragould and David Walls of Newport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth Walls, of Newport, to William Scott Creighton, of Newport.

All Republicans voted last week against the advancement of President Joe Biden’s “budget blueprint,” which passed in the House. It’s the first step in drafting his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan.