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Clover Bend Historic District – Only In Arkansas – Only in Arkansas

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal provided funding to build small farming communities throughout the United States, including a dozen or so here in Arkansas. The communities provided their residents with land, homes, farms, jobs and education. They were designed to provide economic recovery to families and communities struggling due to the Great Depression. The success …


Lyon College joining SLIAC in fall 2023 – KAIT

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) officially announced today that Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, will become the tenth member of the conference beginning in Fall, 2023. The conference’s governing bodies unanimously approved Lyon College’s membership application and the Scots will begin regular season competition in 15 of the men’s and women’s sponsored sports …


Deadly Independence County motorcycle crash – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) -One person is dead, and one is injured after a Thursday night crash. According to a preliminary crash report from Arkansas State Police, 41-year-old Matthew Giles Jansen from Pocahontas died when his motorcycle was hit at a stoplight. On Aug 18 Jansen was stopped at a red light for the intersection of …


Family thankful for community during search for missing son – KAIT

LYNN, Ark. (KAIT) – A family is calling the search for their missing 21-year-old son “a blessing out of a tragedy”. Crews continue their search for a missing man at Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area in Lawrence County after he fell off a boat into the Black River and never resurfaced. Since the first call …


M 2.1 earthquake recorded near state line – KAIT

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake early Friday morning just south of the Arkansas-Missouri border. Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 8:49 AM CDT JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake early Friday morning just south of the Arkansas-Missouri border. The magnitude 2.1 quake struck at 4:26 a.m. Friday, …


Cryptocurrency companies coming to Northeast Arkansas – KAIT

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – Multiple companies are bringing jobs to Jackson County. A media release from the Newport Economic Development Commission announced the cryptocurrency companies GMI Computing, United BitEngine plans, and Juice Tech will be located in Newport. The three companies will engage in what is commonly known as “bitcoin mining” but will be working …


Foundation gives teachers gift in honor of Sydney Sutherland – KAIT

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – Teachers in the Jackson County School District were given a surprise from a foundation honoring the life of a woman killed nearly two years ago. Sydney Sutherland graduated from the Jackson County School District back in 2014. Her body was found along County Road 141 on Aug. 20, 2020, after deputies …