The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
66 ° Severe Weather Alert!
Click For Extended Forecast

More Jobs
In Newport, TN

choose text size bigger text smaller text

Fourth School Supply Drive underway

Published: 8:20 PM, 07/26/2013 Last updated: 8:21 PM, 07/26/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Students in Cocke County's schools returned to their classrooms this week, and those enrolled at Newport Grammar School will begin their new school year.

Many hours have been spent by parents and students alike in shopping for the innumerable school supplies needed for a successful year.

Ranging from the basics of clothing and backpacks to the countless 'little things,' such as pencils, paper, and notebooks, the costs involved can often overwhelm families with limited income.

"Sad to say," said Liz McNabb, US Bank employee, "with the poor economy and high unemployment rate, many parents continue to find it harder and harder, if not impossible, to find the money they need to purchase their children's basic supplies."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation


Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.



View All Galleries