Governor Embraces Region 8 Roots Today

NEWPORT, AR - Governor Mike Beebe returned home to northeast Arkansas today to embrace his Region 8 roots.

The Jackson County native began his public day by visiting his alma mater of Newport High School.  Beebe met with students and faculty beginning at 10 a.m.

Later in the morning, Beebe made the short trek from Newport to his hometown of Amagon, where a sign was unveiled commemorating the small hamlet as the governor's hometown.

Region 8 News will have more on the governor's return to Jackson County tonight on Region 8 News at Six.