As COVID-19 ravaged the world, the Commissioner of State Lands Office was forced to cancel our public auctions in 2020. But we still sold thousands of parcels of tax-delinquent land last year.
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…
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.
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 …
STUTTGART — After COVID forced a virtual version last year, the in-person Arkansas Rice Field Day will be back Aug. 6 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.
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.
Entergy Arkansas has contributed $1,000 toward renovations and enhancements at the Jane Parnell Performance Hall and the future home of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum.
JONESBORO — Madison “Madi” Hewitt, a senior from Rosie, has been selected as the first recipient of a scholarship honoring the late Chloe Vaught of Morrilton, a former All-America softball player and Honors College student at Arkansas State University who died tragically Sept. 29, 2020, at t…
U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of World War II veteran Ray Randall in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
JONESBORO — The Pathfinder Program at Arkansas State University will open the door to an on-campus student life experience for students who can enroll in classes at both A-State and Arkansas State University-Newport.
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…
‘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…
LakeView Car Rentals and AllSteel will provide $600 added money for the Fulton County Fair Corn Hole Tournament scheduled for July 30 in the Fairgrounds Arena.
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…
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