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Corporal accused of sexual assault at McPherson Unit – KAIT

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police arrested an Arkansas Department of Correction corporal accused of sexual assault in the third degree at the McPherson Unit in Newport. According to an affidavit, ASP Special Agent Sean Riegle stated the investigation surrounding a sexual assault in the inmate’s cell. An inmate accused Cpl. James Franklin …


Lyon College president under fire over remarks – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – Outrage fills the Batesville community ever since an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education was brought into the limelight. In the article, Lyon College President Dr. Joseph King is accused of making multiple disparaging and disputed remarks about the town. The article features an interview with King where he is …


To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps Tax – Arkansas Business Online

by Kyle Massey Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 12:00 am   2 min read For the past 20 years, a half-cent for every buck spent in Newport has pumped millions of dollars into local economic development, helping to stem an exodus and turn Jackson County into a commuter destination for 3,000 incoming workers per day. Don’t Miss …


Lyon College president challenges article, statements – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – The president of Lyon College is questioning statements attributed to him in a higher education-based publication involving higher education and politics, saying he was misquoted. According to the Lyon College Facebook page, President Joey King said he was questioning an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. “Recently, I was quoted …


UACCB partners with organization to aid low-income students – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – Attending college is an expensive endeavor, and even attending a community college like the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville can prove too much for some. But a new partnership the university has might finally pull those dreams into reach. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a program that …


Jackson County Hot Shots program hopes to encourage vaccinations – KAIT

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – With talks of vaccine passports growing across the country, the Newport Economic Development Commission is taking a more FUN approach. The NEDC is giving out special bracelets to everyone who has received the COVID vaccine. “It’s convenient to wear around,” said Jon Chadwell, the executive director of the NEDC. “But hopefully …


Pipe replacement set for Arkansas 90 – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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