Jackson County Teen Found Dead
At approximately 8:53 AM the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call advising that a 17 year old male was found unresponsive in his home.....More

Train Incident in Jackson County
At approximately 8:55 A.M. a call was made to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office stating there was a train / pedestrian incident north of Tuckerman......More

Military grave marker theft
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking information involving the thefts of bronze military grave
markers from local cemeteries......More

Arrests Made in "Operation Icehouse"
Today a joint effort led by Third Judicial District Drug Task Force agents, code-named "Operation Ice House," pursued approximately 26 suspects for Delivery of a Controlled Substance including Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Pharmaceuticals.....More

A New Look for Historic Downtown Newport
At a Press Conference on May 13th, D.R.I.V.E. unveiled plans for a music venue and a veterans memorial in a new park to be built on Front Street in downtown Newport.....More

Newport Selected for Entrepreneurship Grant
Newport has been selected as the location for the next grant project of Communities Unlimited as they work to build entrepreneurial capacity in rural areas.....More

Programming for Jacksonport State Park

ASU-Newport Announces New Summer Hours
Beginning Monday, May 18, the hours of operation for Arkansas State University-Newport will shift to a summer schedule....More

Portfest T-Shirts Revealed
Portfest Directors are pleased to
share with you the 2015 t-shirt design.....More


City of Newport Public Works Department will be closed Monday May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday's routes will run on Tuesday May 26, 2015. Tuesday's routes will run on Wednesday May 27, 2015 and
back on regular route schedules Thursday and Friday.
Newport Farmers Market open Stop by the market pavilion by Newport Lake beginning at 7 a.m. every Saturday and Wednesday mornings
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Mark Your Calendar for these fun Portfest events!

Saturday, May 30
Kids Fishing Derby
Newport Lake at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, June 3
through Saturday, June 6

Kenny's Funland Carnival

Jacksonport State Park

Saturday, June 6

Bass Fishing Tournament
White & Black Rivers
@ 6 a.m.

Saturday, June 6

Horseshoe Pitching
Singles and Doubles

Baggo Doubles Tournaments
Jacksonport State Park
@ 10:30 a.m.

For complete details and contest entry forms, go to