After Financial Hardship, The City of Newark Is On The Road To Recovery - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newark, AR--Lauren Payne Reports

After Financial Hardship, The City of Newark Is On The Road To Recovery

September 15, 2004--Posted at 7:30 p.m. CDT

NEWARK-"Basically, we just really scrimped for a year,"said Newark Mayor, Randy Hendrix.

In 2001, the city of Newark overspent.

"Penalties and interest added up to approximately $150,000 to pay back last year,"said Hendrix.

When Randy Hendrix became mayor in 2003, there were no city employees.

Phyllis Riley lost her job as a city employee.

"We were in very hard times,"Riley said.

"We're proud of the fact that, yes, we had a run of bad luck, but they didn't leave us......they stayed with us,"said Riley.

One of the biggest accomplishments for city officials is the move from this old city hall building to a bigger, better building just across the street.

"It's a great feeling to know that we were able to take an abandoned building that had been abandoned for three years in historic Newark, and liven it back up again.

Folks who live in Newark say it was the group effort from members of the community that brought the town back on it's feet.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:35:46 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:39:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

  • Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:13:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:33:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

  • Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:01:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:20:12 GMT
    A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

Powered by Frankly