Northeast Arkansas

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself
Little Rock painter Holly Tilley attends the Delta Visual Arts Show every year, staying at a motel in Newport. Her prize-winning work from last year’s show sold for $2,500.

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.
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From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.
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In Reversal, Medical Pot Cultivator Picks Jackson County, Not Jefferson

In a stunning reversal that left officials in Pine Bluff "mad to the point of tears, practically," Natural State Wellness Enterprises LLC announced that it would put its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County.
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