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NEAYFL Jamboree (08/28/14)
NEAYFL Jamboree action at Newport High School.
Lady 'Cats off to a 2-0 start (08/28/14)
Trumann (1-0) won all three volleyball matches over West Memphis as the Senior, Junior and Senior B teams all posted wins this past Monday in West Memphis. The Lady Wildcats road the strong performance of Ashton Parker to win their match 22-25, 25-22, 27-25 and 25-21. Parker finished the night with 14 kills, 23 digs and 11 aces. Alli Victory had 17 digs and three aces, Neely Blagg added nine kills and Hannah Wood recorded four aces...
Turner dismissed from Red Wolves (08/28/14)
Former East Poinsett County standout A.J. Turner was released from the Arkansas State Red Wolves football team this past Monday for violation of team rules. "We obviously have team rules in place to benefit and strengthen our entire football program," said Anderson. "It's disappointing that A.J. was unable to adhere on multiple occasions to the standards and expectations we have in place for the entire team, and that led to his dismissal. We wish A.J. only the best in his future endeavors."...
Poinsett County Junior High Football (08/28/14)
Junior high football season is just around the corner. Teams open play September 4.
Community holds second revitalization meeting (08/27/14)
The Trumann Arkansas Revitalization Committee met for the second time on Tuesday night, August 19. Several citizens and city employees were present to get involved in the cleanup and beautification of the city. Chairman of the committee Nedra Cook invited citizens to express their concerns for cleaning up the city. Several thought volunteers to help elderly and disabled cleanup their yard would be a good start...
Michael Witt (08/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Michael Lee Witt, of Trumann, died August 22, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 53. Mr. Witt was born in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in the Trumann and Harrisburg area. He was a river boat operator and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Witt was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Lynn Witt and was the son of the late Richard Oneal and Betty Jo Clem Witt...
Jennifer Morgan (08/26/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Jennifer "Jenny" Morgan of Trumann died August 20, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 68 years. She was born in Oxford, England and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Unico Bank and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. ...
New farm and home supply store coming to Trumann (08/26/14)
Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development announced recently Orscheln Farm and Home will establish a new store in Trumann. The 32,375 square foot building will be located on a piece of property on the north side of Walmart off Industrial Park Access Road...
Commodity distribution is August 27 (08/25/14)
A commodity distribution for Poinsett County is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. until noon or until food supplies are gone. The distribution will take place at three locations: Marked Tree Fire Station at 102 Liberty, Trumann Sports Complex at 16179 Pecan Grove Rd, and Weiner City Hall at 123 W. 2nd...
Municipal candidate filing complete for November election (08/25/14)
Poinsett County municipal filings for the Nov. 4 election came to an end Friday, Aug. 15. The following candidates filed to run in Trumann: Sheila Walters (incumbent), Debbie Cook, John Paul Goodman, Gary Hill, Barbara Lewallen, and Ken Stockton for Mayor; Marlene Hancock (incumbent), Molly Halsey, and Vicki Shipp for City Clerk/Treasurer; Bonnie Winkles (incumbent) for Alderman Ward 1 position 1; Ricky Atkins (incumbent) for Alderman Ward 1 position 2; Dwight England for Alderman Ward 2 position 1; Donnie England (incumbent) for Alderman Ward 2 position 2; Donnie Skaggs, Dana Speakmon, and Carl Wilson for Alderman Ward 3 position 1; Carol Waleszonia (incumbent), Nedra Cook, and Ronnie Thompson for Alderman Ward 3 position 2; Charles Goza Jr. ...
Halsey announces candidacy for Trumann City Clerk (08/25/14)
Molly Halsey (Tippitt) announced her candidacy for Trumann City Clerk and Treasurer this week. Halsey said she has lived in Trumann for most of her life. She graduated from Trumann High School, and her children and grandchildren also graduated from Trumann schools...
Marked Tree Chamber organizing Paint the Town Blue this year (08/25/14)
The Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce will be working with local businesses and the school to organize a Paint the Town Blue event this fall. Chamber President Sandy Teague said Marked Tree High School has seven home games for football this year and Paint the Town Blue will begin in September...
Cash Family, Fans and Friends Celebrate Grand Opening of Boyhood Home (08/25/14)
DYESS, Ark. -- Hundreds of fans and friends joined the Johnny Cash family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at the grand opening of the Cash boyhood home here Saturday. The ceremony crowned the restoration of the structure that was home to the Cash family from 1935 until 1953...
Hitting the Links! (08/21/14)
Trumann, Harrisburg and Marked Tree play in five team match at Trumann Country Club.
Henderson Pribislavski Wedding (08/19/14)
Marlsgate Plantation in Scott was the setting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 2, for the marriage of Heather Renee Henderson and Victor Pribislavski. Danny Sullivan of Levy Church of Christ officiated. The bride is the daughter of Kimberly and Michael Henderson of North Little Rock. Her grandparents are Betty and Quention Fletcher and the late Melba and Warren Henderson, all of Trumann...
Paul Addison, Jr. (08/19/14)
BAY - Mr. Paul Dewaine Addison Jr. of Bay died August 14, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 55. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and had lived most of his lifetime in the Bay and Trumann area. Mr. Addison was an electrician and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Dewayne Addison Sr. and Step-father, Carroll Shoopman...
William "Shorty" Hargrove (08/19/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. William Edward "Shorty" Hargrove, of Trumann died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Arlington Cove Nursing Center in Trumann at the age of 99 years 9 months and 7 days. He was born in Ardmore, Ala., to the late Buster and Emma Clem Hargrove, and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. ...
Joyce Martin (08/19/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Joyce Janetta Martin, 78, of Trumann died August 13, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 78. Mrs. Martin was born in Trumann and lived her lifetime in Trumann. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel McPherson; one brother, Yeuin A. Baker; and her parents, Charles Albert and Willie Etter Chambis Baker...
Surgical Technology Program coming to ASUN-Marked Tree (08/18/14)
This fall, ASUN-Marked Tree will begin offering a 12 month Surgical Technology Program. The program director, and Marked Tree High School alumnus, Chris Madden recently spoke to the Marked Tree Rotary Club. Madden, who still works at St. Bernards as a surgical technologist, said ASUN's Surgical Tech program at the Newport campus graduated 18 students this year, 16 of whom were employed before graduation. ...
Marked Tree Council leaves fireworks ordinance as is (08/18/14)
Last month, the Marked Tree City Council discussed the possibility of revising the fireworks ordinance to limit the times fireworks may be shot after receiving complaint over the July 4th holiday. During August's regular meeting Monday night, the council reviewed a proposed ordinance put together based on suggestions they made during the last meeting. ...
Cook announces her candidacy for Trumann mayor (08/18/14)
Debbie Cook announced recently she is running for mayor of Trumann. A Trumann native, Cook describes herself as the only homegrown girl running for mayor. Cook has served on the city council for two years and said she hopes to "bring pride back into the town, clean it up, and make it a better and safer place for our children."...
Wes Wagner addresses Trumann City Council (08/18/14)
State Representative Wes Wagner thanked the Trumann City Council at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 12, after hearing how the council is working on beautification and revitalization in the city with the help of a $30,000 grant. Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters said Wagner was vital in getting the city the grant for the clean up of dilapidated houses...
Football Fever! (08/14/14)
Area football teams are preparing for the upcoming season!
Jason Lee Plunkett (08/13/14)
Jason Lee Plunkett was born July 6, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro to James Plunkett and Deborah Pierce of Trumann. He weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces. His siblings are Paiton, Judith, Clayton, Bailey and Madison. His grandmother is Debbie Pierce and great-grandparents are Russal Cravens, Lavon Brown and Therald Martin...
Jonathan Clark Duran (08/13/14)
Jonathan Clark Duran entered this world at 7:38 p.m. June 26, 2014 at Saline Memorial Hospital. He is the first born of Jonathan and Candice Duran of Benton. Jonathan weighed 7 pounds 1.4 ounces and was 20 inches long. His proud grandparents are Keith and Donna Johnson of Trumann and Pat and Dennis Duran of Rison. The happy great-grandmothers are Faye Smith of Monette and Charlotte Spraggins of Warren...
National Headlines
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  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends....
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