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Tuckerman High School Homecoming is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 30. Tuckerman junior and senior high boys will play Marmaduke. The 2020 homecoming court pictured includes: Kenlee Youngblood, junior, Mackenzie Soden, sophomore, Annie Watson, sophomore, Shanley Williams, junior, Claire Dil…

NEWPORT — State playoff brackets put Newport and Harding Academy on a collision course in two of the last four football seasons. This season, the Arkansas Activities Association’s reclassification cycle did the trick.

FAYETTEVILLE — A starting cornerback opening the Razorbacks football season, graduate transfer Jerry Jacobs has opted out of continuing the 2020 campaign, Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman said Monday.

NEWPORT — Eight counties in Northeast Arkansas account for just over 10 percent of the state’s population, but they account for almost 20 percent of the active coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Farm Bureau announced today a commitment of $300,000 to the FFA and 4-H over the next five years to support the development of new facilities and the growth of these youth leadership programs. Each organization will receive a total of $150,000.

HOLLYWOOD — Although he’s been experimenting with Bakersfield, Calif., jazz sounds, Newport native Jim Ranger decided to stick with his country roots when he selected Blake Shelton to be his coach Monday night on NBC’s The Voice.

BATESVILLE — Twenty-one residents of The Springs of Batesville nursing home have died from COVID-19, which is more than any other nursing home in the state.

NEWPORT — Join Santa, the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Newport for the 2020 Christmas parade starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.

Sarah Rickert of Jonesboro, and children, from left, Michael John, Rubye Kate and Jackson prepare to board for a tour Monday of the B17G Yankee Lady at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. The World War II flying fortress was on display as part of a “Salute to Victory in World War II” tour.

Stella Keller, daughter of Jenny and Tyler Keller, hesitantly reaches out to touch a butterfly Sunday during the annual St. Bernards Butterfly release. St. Bernards Foundation President Kila Owens said there were 700 butterflies purchased. Proceeds from the event will go to help fund the Flo…

NEWPORT — A review has been completed by the Arkansas Department of Transportation at the request of the City of Newport, and it has been determined that the traffic signal at Walnut and Third streets is no longer warranted, according to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Each year we discuss safety during Halloween. This year we are going beyond the flashlights and reflector tape. Many traditional Halloween activities are considered high-risk for spreading viruses, but there are safer ways to celebrate.

ASH FLAT — Emerson will open a new facility in Sharp County, where it plans to invest $35 million and create about 245 new jobs within four years.

JONESBORO — Nathan Kade Soden’s orneriness began on April 10, 1992. It ended physically on Oct. 17, 2020.

SEARCY — Sharon Clark of Newport was one of more than 100 students who received diplomas at Harding University for summer 2020 during a virtual ceremony on Aug.15. These graduates were recognized alongside more than 800 additional students who completed their degrees in May.

BATESVILLE — Delca Blanks, 93, of Batesville passed away Oct. 18, 2020. She was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Grubbs to Joe and Lilly Mae Springer Woodruff.

NEWPORT — Billy Joe Poskey, 90, passed away Oct. 18, 2020. He was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Greenhaw.

JONESBORO — The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections in Arkansas grew by 5.05 percent from Oct. 12 through Sunday, a slight improvement from the 6.18 percent jump in infections the previous week.

NEWPORT — A Jonesboro mother was charged with child endangerment following a state police probe into her children’s death in a September highway crash.

The Tuckerman cross country team traveled Monday to Jonesboro for a meet at Joe Mack Campbell Park. Finley Lancaster place 13th out of 129 runners in the junior high boys’ meet. Tuckerman will travel to Salem next week for the district meet.

FAYETTEVILLE — For their part in the defensive gem polished by Arkansas securing seven turnovers in last Saturday’s 33-21 victory at Reynolds Razorback Stadium over the previously explosive Ole Miss Rebels, Razorbacks, senior middle linebacker Grant Morgan and redshirt freshman cornerback Hu…

Each year we discuss safety during Halloween, this year we are going beyond the flash lights and reflector tape.

SALEM — Newport scored the final 23 points last Friday night to polish off its eighth victory of the season, a 51-14 rout of Salem in 3A-2 conference high school football.

Students find that making one’s own nebula is great fun and a terrific way to learn.

The courageous tradition of public safety is carried out by Arkansans who are dedicated to maintaining law and order. It takes a special person to put his or her life on the line every day to serve and protect a community. We are fortunate to have some of the very best law enforcement office…

President Donald Trump’s tirades about Hillary Clinton’s emails have morphed into a Twitter campaign by supporters of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman falsely claiming that the Obama administration was plotting against him.

NEWPORT — Newport earned its second consecutive shutout victory last Friday, limiting Mountain View to 110 total yards in a 42-0 rout.

NEWPORT — Drucilla “Dru” Cunningham, 43, of Newport departed this life Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Jonesboro. Drucilla was born Nov. 12, 1976, in Newport.

LITTLE ROCK — A first-of-its-kind study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will test whether deliveries of healthy food, along with recipes and education materials, can help reduce type 2 diabetes among food-insecure rural Arkansans.

PLEASANT PLAINS — T&A Womack Farms in Pleasant Plains, Natural State Processing in Clinton, Ramsey’s Red River Smokehouse in Judsonia and Ride Runner’s processing in Jonesboro were among 15 meat processors to receive funding from the $5 million Arkansas Meat Processing Grant Program.

The health of the president always becomes world news. Under the watchful eye of the media and the public, the smallest detail is immediately noticed.

Newport High School senior Chris Reynolds was honored as recipient of the Bill Keedy Memorial Scholarship Award on Friday, Oct. 12. Pictured are: Brandi Keedy, Reynolds, Jake Keedy, Jennifer Keedy, Billy Keedy and Will Keedy. The award is given to a Greyhound senior who exemplifies character…

The Bulldog Cross Country team traveled to Helena on Tuesday, Sept. 28, for the Tbird Invitational. Three runners medaled with Sydney Smith finishing seventh for the girls, Ja’marion Ashley, eighth, and Dylan Caraway 10th for the boys.

SEARCY — Newport forced Riverview to finish with negative offensive yardage last Friday as the Greyhounds kept their record perfect with a 41-0 rout of the Raiders.

The family of Barry Pippenger was recently given a plaque in honor of Pippenger’s donation to the Jackson County Humane Society. The family donated $20,000 to the shelter after Barry’s unexpected death.

Friends having fun at Arkansas Circus Arts in downtown Newport.

LITTLE ROCK — The Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center, designed by Arkansas-based architectural firm Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, received an Honor Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gulf States Chapter design awards competition.