Posts By: Courtney Baker

Business Interruption Grant

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

The new Business Interruption Grant applications are now being accepted. Open to Arkansas small businesses in the service and hospitality sectors that have been negatively impacted due to government COVID-19 directives, businesses may seek reimbursement for expenses that have not previously been reimbursed by Federal & State grants/loans. Examples include hotels, hair salons, nail salons,… Read more »

Ace the Aviator to serve as parade Grand Marshal

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

Ace the Aviator to serve as parade Grand Marshal   The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to feature ASU-Newport’s mascot, Ace the Aviator, as the Grand Marshal for the 2020 Newport Christmas Parade.  His selection as grand marshal was made through the efforts the ASU-Newport administration during the annual Newport Area Chamber of… Read more »

Newport Christmas Parade 2020

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

The Newport Christmas parade will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m.  Entries are now being accepted at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce for floats, walking groups, antique vehicles, beauty queens, horseback riders, school clubs and organizations, etc. The Arkansas Department of Health will require physical distancing of at least six… Read more »

$2.5 Million Grant Awarded to Newport, Arkansas

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

Newport’s Tech Depot Receives $2.5 Million EDA Grant   For Immediate Release October 6, 2020 Newport Economic Development Commission City of Newport director@newportaredc.org 870-523-1009   The City of Newport and the Newport Economic Development Commission (NEDC) would like to announce that the United States Economic Development Administration has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Newport’s… Read more »

22nd Annual Depot Days Festival

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

The 22nd Annual Depot Days Music Festival is set to take place Saturday, September 26 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport, Arkansas. Part of the Monster Nights Downtown Entertainment Series, the festival is a showcase of local, regional, and national talent paying tribute to the early history of Rock and Roll.  Music begins at… Read more »

DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING

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

Thursday July 23 12pm-6pm Jackson County Local Health Unit 1505 N. Pecan St. Newport, AR 72112 No screening, with/without symptoms, no out of pocket expense     .

Note from Jackson County Health Officer – COVID19

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

A note from our Jackson County Health Officer 6/26/2020 Message from Jackson County Health Officer, Dr Guilford Dudley I have been asked so many times since this Virus has appeared how important is it to wear a face mask….Arkansas Department of Health recommends wearing a mask when out in public areas and when social distancing… Read more »

2020 Census

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

The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions.  The… Read more »