Corning Publishing began as a rural community newspaper in Corning, Clay County, Arkansas. The Clay County Courier, along with a small commercial printing operation, was purchased by J.V. Rockwell and his wife Thelma Rockwell in 1962, and it employed three full-time people. Over time, the award-winning family-owned newspaper business expanded to include the Pocahontas Star Herald, located in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, Corning Publishing Company, and J.V. Rockwell Publishing Company also located in Corning. The businesses currently employ over 100 people.
Our company is an organization of good people who work in concert to provide quality products for our clients. Each of us value and cultivate creativity, mastery, and purpose into our work lives. We also care about the well-being of the whole person, their families, and life outside of the workplace.
Corning Publishing employees and their families participate in local philanthropic endeavors. We volunteer our time civic activities such as the Corning Harvest Festival which draws over 15,000 people annually. The staffs of our award-winning newspapers, the Clay County Courier and the Pocahontas Star Herald, work hard to promote our communities, and they serve to anchor our civic pride.