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  1. Del. man fights extradition to face Arkansas murder chargeRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | My Mother Lode

    ... Prosecutors allege that the brothers shot and wounded Ricks, handcuffed him and drove about 90 miles to a farm near Newport, Arkansas, where James Clay shot him in the head. According to Arkansas authorities, Clay and his brother were arrested in ...


  2. Lynn Thomas StewartRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... at the First Presbyterian Church at both the Wynne and Conway locations and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport, Ark. Mr. Lynn Thomas Stewart will always be remembered as a true Southern gentleman. He was kind and gracious in spirit, a good ...


  3. Fairfax's photo nightmare: I told you soRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... December 4. Instead, Fairfax told the court, the New Zealand archive had been transferred to another organisation in Newport, Arkansas. Fairfax spokeswoman Emma Carter says the archive is now "in the possession of the court-appointed receiver" and ...


  4. Search warrant leads to 2 arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - Two men face multiple theft and drug charges following a search of their Jackson County home. On Friday, April 10, sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant on a home in the 1400-block of Dill Street in Newport.


  5. Delaware man accused in '67 slaying to return to ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Arkansas Online

    NEWPORT -- A Delaware man arrested in the 1967 slaying of a North Little Rock man will return to Newport next week and will soon face a first-degree murder charge, Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said Friday.


  6. New site plan for Lantana's A.G. Holley site expected this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Palm Beach Post

    The developer planning to build a commercial and residential complex at the former A.G. Holley State Hospital site is expected to submit a new site plan to Lantana by the end of April, according to Mayor David Stewart. We have sent you a verification email.


  7. CASA open house held in NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - For volunteers interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, there are new opportunities in Jackson County. A CASA office is now open on Highway 367 in Newport.


  8. ASUN program partners with national companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - A new group of students arrived in Newport on Thursday to begin the Commercial Driver Training program. The 4-week program trains students to drive big rigs across the country.


  9. Suspect in 45-year cold case fights extradition to ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Courier

    A Delaware man charged in the 1967 killing of a Newport man will fight extradition to Arkansas. Prosecuting attorney Henry Boyce will now seek a governor's warrant to have James Leon Clay, 67, returned to Arkansas.


  10. Murder suspect resists extraditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | NWAonline

    A Delaware man charged in the 1967 slaying of a Newport man will fight extradition to Arkansas, forcing Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce to seek a governor's warrant to return him to the state. James Leon Clay, 67, of Georgetown, Del., was arrested in his home on March 10 in the fatal shooting of James Ricks, 27, of North Little Rock in June 1967.


  11. 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Deltafarmpress

    DULANEY SEED representatives welcoming visitors at their exhibit were, from left, Aubrey Falls, Minter City, Miss.; Lindley Gilliam, Newport, Ark.; Charlie Robinette, Clarksdale, Miss.; Drew Wilson, Batesville, Miss.; Wayne Dulaney and Terry Dulaney, Clarksdale, Miss.; Shelby Williams, Jonesboro, Ark.; Robert Turner, Olive Branch, Miss.; David Walker, Inverness, Miss.; and Laura Gardner, Memphis. FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA representatives David Weatherly, from left, Dresden, Tenn.; Katherine Knight, Three Way, Tenn.; and Jon Webb, Ripley, Tenn., welcomed visitors to their booth.


  12. Delaware man arrested in 1967 Arkansas shooting deathRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | Big News

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. NEWPORT, Ark. - (AP) -- A 67-year-old Delaware man has been arrested in the death of North Little Rock man whose remains were discovered ...


  13. Daughter of murdered man speaks out about pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JONESBORO, AR - The daughter of Harold Hagar, a man murdered in the Newport area, does not agree with the plea deal of one of the men involved in the case. Christopher Lee was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Harold Hagar, but received a plea deal for aggravated robbery. 1 comment

  14. After 47 years, suspect arrested in shooting death near NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas was 3 years old when James Ricks of North Little Rock was shot to death in a rural area near Newport in 1967.


  15. Delaware man arrested in 1967 Arkansas cold caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... he was never charged with the murder," according to an arrest affidavit. Remains were found on Aug. 27, 1967 near Newport and later identified as belonging to Ricks, 27, of North Little Rock, the affidavit states. Clay and his brother Leon Clay were ...


  16. Arrest made in 47-year-old cold murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    JACKSON COUNTY, AR - More than 47 years after his skeletal remains were found on a farm near Newport, police have finally made an arrest in the kidnapping and murder of James Ricks. According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas, a man and his son found Ricks' remains on August 27, 1967, while walking in a rural area of the county.


  17. RecordsRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Times-Dispatch

    ... Maxie. Andrew Ring and Shea Bobbitt, both of Hoxie, have announced the birth of a daughter, born Feb. 16, 2015, in Newport. The baby weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and has been named Shelbi Drew Ring. She has three older siblings, Slayde, eight, ...


  18. Sheriff's office investigating car vs train crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - A Texas man escaped injury after his car was struck by an Amtrak train early Monday morning in Jackson County. The accident happened around 3:22 a.m. on County Road 55, according to Lt.


  19. Art festival helps shine new light on NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | NWAonline

    Seven years ago when the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts held its first downtown Newport art show, 180 people showed up to look at work by 17 artists. Today, when the show is held, more than 2,000 people are expected to view paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture of 192 artists, said Jon Chadwell, the director of the Newport Economic Development Commission.


  20. Jonesboro man pleads guilty to robbery in connection to murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - A Jonesboro man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated robbery for his involvement in the murder of Harold Lee Hagar, according to documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Christopher Lee, 22, of Jonesboro will serve at least 7 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction before he is eligible for parole. 2 comments

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