Monthly Archives: December 2013

State Vets Home-Site Choice Seen This Month

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

By Sarah D. Wire This article was published December 6, 2013 at 2:13 a.m. Arkansas Democrat Gazette Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Director Cissy Rucker wants to pick a site for the new veterans home by the end of December, her spokesman said Thursday. State law leaves the final decision of where to locate the… Read more »

Newport to Annex Land from Diaz

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

December 10, 2013 Newport Independent After several weeks of discussion, the City of Newport and the City of Diaz have agreed to annex about 13 acres of land from Diaz to Newport in order for George Kell Motors and Harris Ford to build new dealerships on said land. In turn, Diaz will receive a $120,000… Read more »

Bids Received for Newport Downtown Sidewalk Project

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

December 13, 2013 City of Newport The City of Newport received bids for work on the Newport Downtown Sidewalk Project funded by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department through the federal Transportation Enhancement Grant program. Newport was awarded a $250,000 grant that must be matched with $50,000 from the City, provided by the City… Read more »

Construction of New White River Bridge set to Begin

Newport Lake as seen along Country Club Road in the city limits of Newport

November 4, 2013 Newport Independent The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Jackson County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct one mile of Highway 367 and construct a new White River Bridge at Newport. Work on… Read more »