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Lawrence County city seeing ‘steady’ growth – KAIT

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) – A Lawrence County city has seen continuous growth over the last few years, and now, more businesses are coming to the area. Mayor Charles Snapp has been in the Mayor spot for nearly eight years in Walnut Ridge and is unopposed in the upcoming election. He said he’s always ready …


School finding ways to fund projects – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – A school district with a need for upgrades is looking for a way through funding difficulties after a rejected millage increase. Amanda Lucy, Batesville High School Band Director is one of the teachers who knows what her department needs. “We need more room for our students. We need more classroom space, …


Teens suspected of robbing elderly man outside restaurant – KAIT

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) – Police arrested three teenagers suspected of robbing a 70-year-old man outside a Newport restaurant. Sgt. Detective Mark Harmon said the victim reported the alleged armed robbery around noon Monday, Oct. 24. The man said the suspects stole more than $1,000 in cash and a cell phone. Police reviewed surveillance video from …


Northeast Arkansas college appoints first female president – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – On Saturday morning Lyon College inaugurated its 19th president. Melissa P. Taverner became interim president in August 2021 and was inaugurated as the first female president in school history on Oct. 22. A media release from the college said the ceremony was to welcome Taverner as the new leader for Lyon …


LONOKE 29, BALD KNOB 0 – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

LONOKE 29, BALD KNOB 0 BALD KNOB — Lonoke kept Bald Knob off the scoreboard at Bulldog Stadium, scoring all 29 of its points before halftime. Latrell Burnett, Bradon Allen and Cody Amato all rushed for touchdowns to lead the Jackrabbit offense, and Lonoke (6-2, 4-1 4A-2) got a lift from its defense with a …


Manufacturing day gives high schoolers hands on experience – KAIT

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – High schoolers in Northeast Arkansas got a good day of learning by getting hands-on experience for careers in manufacturing. On Thursday, Oct. 20, Manufacturing Day at Arkansas State University Newport in Jonesboro brought students in from all across the region, giving them a chance to practice working with power tools Jeff …


Independence County man arrested for child pornography – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – A Batesville man has been arrested for soliciting child pornography from an out-of-state minor. According to Decatur Illinois NBC affiliate WAND, Illinois State Police announced that agents initiated an investigation in April after learning that Taylor Rainwater was soliciting child pornography from a minor in Cass County, Illinois. During this investigation, …