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Bobby Willis retires from painting  KAIT

With a paintbrush in hand, Bobby Willlis has definitely left his mark on Region 8. But, that won't be the case for much longer.



Student stabbed in fight at Jonesboro High School  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A student was stabbed during a fight at Jonesboro High School on Wednesday morning, officials said.



Jonesboro high school student received a perfect score on his ACT  THV11.com KTHV

Matthew Sherman, 17, currently attends Jonesboro High School where he is a junior. He just received a 36 on his ACT. Sherman started taking the ACT in ...



School shooting threat lands JHS student behind bars  KAIT

On Monday, officers arrested 18-year-old Christian Issiah McIntosh on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.



Northeast Arkansas high school student gets a perfect score on the ACT  THV11.com KTHV

JONESBORO, Ark. — It's a great day for Arkansas! One of the state's young minds is putting us on the map. Matt Sherman, 17, currently attends Jonesboro High ...



Region 8 hoopers shine in The Sun Senior Classic  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The annual The Sun Senior Classic took place Sunday afternoon at the Don Riggs Hurricane Gym on the campus of Jonesboro High ...



JHS to remain in 6A for football and 5A for other sports  KAIT

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Back in May it was announced that Jonesboro High School would be moving up to Class 7A in football and 6A for all other sports ...



Jonesboro Public Schools honors distinguished educators, alumni  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Jonesboro Public Schools held their Distinguished *Service* Awards brunch Saturday, in the Jonesboro High School gym.



AC Care Service designed to lessen student's burdens  KAIT

One Region 8 middle school developed a program in hopes of making life easier for students. The AC Care *Service* was developed by Chelsea Nelson, ...



Doctor says Arkansas man accused of threatening to shoot up high school reunion won't cooperate  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A West Memphis man who was arrested in Jonesboro after, police said, he threatened to shoot up his own high school class reunion had his mental evaluation ...



Jonesboro Public School's mindset is growing  KAIT

The Jonesboro Public School district has made an effort to improve their student's way of thinking with an idea they call the "growth mindset."



Jonesboro's Clara Parker named Gatorade Arkansas Volleyball Player of the Year  KAIT

The Razorback commit recorded 413 kills as the Lady Hurricane won the state title.



Brookland Elementary School student's wish came true  KAIT

Brookland Elementary School raised enough money to have one of their student's wishes come true. And with that wish, came a lot of slime.



Man allegedly threatens to “shoot up” high school reunion  WREG NewsChannel 3

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - - A West Memphis man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to shoot up his high school reunion in Jonesboro. 38 year old ...



Jonesboro native Ben Harvey transfers from Eastern Illinois to Southern Illinois  KAIT

According to NCAA transfer rules, Harvey is required to sit out the 2019-20 season and then will have three years of eligibility remaining.



"My Fair Lady" to wrap up at Jonesboro High School  KAIT

The award-winning story of a Cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is on-stage at Jonesboro High Schools' Performing Arts Center. "I teach Miss ...



Happening this weekend in Region 8  KAIT

There's something happening for everyone this weekend in Region 8! Check it out.



Miss University of Arkansas Raegan Snell is from Jonesboro  KAIT

The 54th Miss University of Arkansas is Raegan Snell from Jonesboro.



Arkansas State University student fails to get past first obstacle on American Ninja Warrior  KAIT

An Arkansas State University student attempted to compete on the hit show American Ninja Warrior. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it past the first obstacle.



Police: JHS student threatened to “shoot the school up”  KAIT

A Jonesboro High School student faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of threatening to shoot up the school.



Parents, students express mixed emotions headed back to school  KAIT

What's been quiet around school campuses the last few months turned into parents waiting bumper to bumper in carpool lines Monday morning.



Jonesboro girl safe after allegedly leaving school with man she met on app  WREG NewsChannel 3

A teenage girl reported missing from her Jonesboro high school is back safe with her parents, and a 24-year-old Missouri man is in law enforcement custody.



New location for Abilities Unlimited  KAIT

A local business that focuses on ability rather than disability is adding another location in Jonesboro. Abilities Unlimited has been serving the disabled for over ...



Jonesboro firefighters fill the boot in support of muscular dystrophy  KAIT

The firefighters kicked off their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign Friday June 7 at the intersections of Red Wolf and Nettleton.



17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro  KAIT

People of all ethnicities came together in Jonesboro Monday January 21 to remember Dr. King's message of peace and equality.



Greene County Tech Repeats as Communication Day Champs  ASU News

JONESBORO – Greene County Tech High School repeated for the third year as the top overall sweepstakes award winner at the 81st annual A-State ...



BCAL students learn from the courtroom  KAIT

BCAL students learn law from inside the courtroom.



Pinwheel Ceremony supports kids who are victims of abuse  KAIT

A pinwheel ceremony was hosted Wednesday April 10 on the Craighead County Courthouse lawn in support of young children who are victims of abuse and ...



Arkansas Teen Receives Perfect Score On ACT  KFSM 5Newsonline

JONESBORO, Ark. (KFSM) — A junior at Jonesboro high school received a perfect score on his ACT. 17-year-old Matt Sherman has a 4.22 GPA and received a ...



Project helps people stay warm during the winter  KAIT

A project designed to keep people warm and unite the community.



2019 Martin L. King Jr. Day Celebration is Jan. 20-21  ASU News

JONESBORO – Activities associated with the 2019 Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day celebration have been announced by the Northeast Arkansas ...



East Poinsett County School District considering big changes  KAIT

The East Poinsett County School district is looking to change the set-up of their elementary schools.



Officers fight to stop accidents on the tracks  KAIT

Officers work together to stop car versus train collisions.



Giving back on the gridiron  KAIT

The Osceola Seminoles not only secured their spot in the state 3A championship this weekend but, also are feeling humbled by an act of generosity done by ...



Race for the Cure Press Conference  KAIT

A press conference was held at the Municipal Center on Tuesday January 29 to announce details about the 2019 Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure.



2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team  Arkansas Times

The 2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team, the 25th team the Times has honored , is made up of coders, musicians, scientists and championship ...



Arkansas extends PWO to Jonesboro Standout  KNWA

Arkansas has extended another PWO in the state. Come inside for more information.



Red Wolves Raw: Matt Daniel introductory press conference  KAIT

Hear from new women's basketball Head Coach Matt Daniel and Athletic Director Terry Mohajir.



Destiny Quinn  KAIT

Destiny Quinn is a homegrown talent that works as the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for KAIT. This Jonesboro native is graduate of Jonesboro ...



Special report: A life without food  KAIT

Most of us take food for granted. We eat when we're happy, sad, and to celebrate; food is a central part of our lives. But, one Region 8 child may never be able to ...



K9 officer honored as hero after shootout  KAIT

A K9 officer from the Jonesboro Police Department is being hailed a hero after a shootout at the Gladiolus apartment complex this week.



Parents are working to raise awareness for daughter's rare form of epilepsy  KAIT

Tony and Jennifer Holland have a daughter with a rare form of epilepsy, known as PCDH19 epilepsy.



Rock Steady Boxing gives Parkinson's patients a fighting chance  KAIT

Rock Steady Boxing focuses on intense forced exercise through non-contact boxing. Its aimed to slow down the progression of Parkinson's as well as to help ...



Quinton Tate is coming home  KAIT

Doctors to release Jonesboro teen from Regional One in Memphis on July 27.



Purple Heart Post is the first in Arkansas  KAIT

An American Legion Post in Manila became the first in the state to be honored with a purple heart post designation.The Herman Davis American Legion Post ...



Ketogenic diet raising concerns  KAIT

A diet that many have taken interest in has raised concerns with some professionals in the medical field.



Star of ABC's "Forever" and Jonesboro High School graduate gives first scholarships in memory of his sister  KAIT

ABC "Forever" Star Donnie Keshawarz returns to Jonesboro for special presentation.



March for Our Lives falls on 20th anniversary of deadly Jonesboro school shooting  ABC News

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out Saturday for March for Our Lives events across the country in support of school safety, spearheaded by the ...



Arkansas Baptist Children's Home in Paragould making some changes  KAIT

A long term children's home in Paragould is having to make some big changes.



Three Students Awarded Jim and Betty Sloan Scholarships  ASU News

JONESBORO – Jim and Betty Sloan scholarships have been awarded to three students in the College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University. * Ricki Nicole ...



Two JHS students get perfect score on ACT  KAIT

Two Region 8 students achieved something not many do during their high school career.



KAIT celebrates 55th anniversary with film project  KAIT

Arkansas filmmaker and former KAIT employee works with Arkansas State University to document history of Region 8 through KAIT film reels.



Matt Daniel named A-State women's head basketball coach  THV11.com KTHV

Arkansas State University has hired Jonesboro, Ark., native Matt Daniel as the head coach of the women's basketball program, Vice Chancellor for ...



Cheers for Charity event helps children  KAIT

Junior Auxiliary of Paragould hosts the fourth annual "Cheers for Charity" event.



Doctors say shapewear isn't good for you  KAIT

Shapewear, known for its capabilities to control and shape women's figures, could be weakening your core.It can flatten, smooth and potentially even squeeze ...



A-State accommodates service animals and emotional support animals  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Most people have heard of *service* animals, but are just now learning about emotional support animals. Both *service* animals and ...



7th annual Princess for a Day raised money for Make-A-Wish  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It was a day fit for royalty. The 7th annual Princess for a Day event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation took place Saturday at ...



Remembering the 1973 Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tornado  Memphis Magazine

As everyone focuses their attention on the devastating storm that swept across the Oklahoma City suburbs a few days ago, let's pause for a moment to recognize ...



Mississippi County Hospital System begins service agreement with St. Bernards Healthcare  KAIT

One Region 8 Hospital System is officially entering an administrative *service* agreement with St. Bernard's Healthcare.



Rotary Club gifts city plaza to celebrate 100 years of service  KAIT

Nearing 100 years of *service*, the Rotary Club of Jonesboro celebrated Tuesday with a gift to the city.



2019 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars Nominees  Arkansas Times

Here are the students nominated to be Academic All-Stars. They are listed by their hometowns as indicated by mailing addresses. ALMA. EMILY FOWLER.



A change of heart: Mid-South teen kept alive with artificial heart  KAIT

An "artificial heart" is the only thing keeping Chadarius Johnson alive.



Lake Frierson State Park Hosts Fall Fest 2018  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A local state park celebrated everything that is fall on Saturday, Oct. 20. Lake Frierson State Park celebrated the season with their new ...



"End of the line" for Jonesboro paraprofessional announcing retirement  KAIT

Willene Downs leaves behind a legacy of laughter, hugs on the playground, "sparkly hair" and bold instruction for the car rider lines.



Mentor, co-worker and friend celebrates 50 years at KAIT  KAIT

Ronnie Weston isn't in front of the camera much; but he is a huge part of everything we do.



Canine comfort proves to be effective  KAIT

Some people are saying the best medicine comes not from someone in a white coat, but a fur one.



November Teacher of the Month: Grant Harbison  KAIT

Grant Harbison, the director of bands for Jonesboro Public Schools, was in for a big surprise Monday morning as he was awarded our November Teacher of the ...



Region 8 Teacher of the Year announced; Scholarship Salute finalists named  KAIT

Greene County Tech Primary teacher Haley Deck named Teacher of the Year at an afternoon reception Friday. Five Region 8 high school seniors receive ...



Chief Elliot's view on the Criminal Justice Reform Bill  KAIT

It's been debated on Capitol Hill for years, and now, a bill that boosts prison rehabilitation efforts, has gotten the green light. While it's not yet law, local police ...



Arkansas Inks In-State Talent To NLI  Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas men's golf head coach Brad McMakin announced Thursday that Jonesboro High School standout Wil Gibson has signed a National Letter of Intent to ...



Doggett and Baughn to represent Jonesboro at Miss Arkansas  KAIT

Arkansas State University student Emily Doggett is crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018 and Jonesboro High School's Izzy Baughn is chosen Miss Greater ...



New technology for the NICU  KAIT

Something every parent wants to do after their child is born is hold their baby. But, that has proven to be a challenge for parents of babies that are in neonatal ...



Day announces for Craighead County Judge seat  KASU

This is a press release from Marvin Day: Jonesboro – Marvin Day of Jonesboro has announced that he is running for Craighead County Judge in the upcoming.



High schoolers needed for March of Dimes Prom Fashion Show  KAIT

A Region 8 nonprofit is on the hunt for high schoolers for an upcoming fashion show.



Former city councilman, disability advocate and Paralympian passes away  KAIT

Dr. Grover Evans charted a new course for those who have suffered a life-changing injury.



'THAT MOMENT OF CHAOS': 20 years ago, sad day at Westside  NWAOnline

A breeze rustles through the pecan-tree grove as Dale Haas leans back in a wrought-iron chair on his back patio. A rooster crows, strutting from around the ...



Occasional Countdown to Kickoff - Classic Arkansas High School Football  Sporting Life Arkansas

What a treasure, to be sure - actual Arkansas high school football game footage from the late 1960's and early 1970's.



Doris (Bone) Cady | Obituaries  Katy Times

On Friday, June 8, 2018, heaven gained a very special angel. Doris (Bone) Cady of Katy, Texas received her wings. Doris was lovingly called "Doodle Bug" by ...



Law enforcement agenices investigating four-year old girl's death  KAIT

The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, Steele Police Department and Missouri Children's ...



Family says teen who went missing lived a double life  WMC Action News 5

A Mid-South couple is increasingly desperate to find their missing 16-year-old daughter.



Arkansas company internationally known for making silicone straws as 'greener' alternative  THV11.com KTHV

The Aliance Rubber Company is internationally known for it's rubber products- But when it saw the need for re-usable straws- The company soon added Silicon ...



MATT DANIEL IS PROUD OF HIS FATHER, AND WILL SOON BE A PROUD FATHER  UCA Sports

Central Arkansas women's basketball head coach Matt Daniel recently spoke at a reception for his father David in Jonesboro, where the elder Daniel has long ...



Anna Jean Wortham  Tulsa World

Anna Jean Wortham went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2018. She was born in Memphis, TN on October 11, 1946, to William E. Keith and Florence J.



Plaque mounted at Jonesboro to honor Rickey Cooksey and Danny Johns  KAIT

A plaque to honor Rickey Cooksey and Danny Johns was mounted at Cooksey-Johns Field today.The two former football players passed way after a car ...



Governor Hutchinson visits Nettleton High School on computer coding tour  KAIT

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson spent part of his day in Region 8 Monday. Monday afternoon, Governor Hutchinson stopped by Nettleton High School on ...



Provost Lynita Cooksey Announces Retirement in 2019  ASU News

JONESBORO – Dr. Lynita Cooksey today announced the upcoming academic year will be her last one as vice chancellor and provost at Arkansas State ...



Local News: RHS Band Makes School History (3/18/16)  Clay County Times Democrat

The Rector High School band made history by scoring a superior rating at the Region 5 concert assessment Saturday, March 12, at Jonesboro High School.



78th Communications Day to Feature Area High School Students  ASU News

JONESBORO — High school students around the state will have a chance to test their journalistic skills as they compete in the 78th Annual Communications ...



Signing Day Central 2016  KATV

Click here for a look at the recruiting classes for all the SEC schools. Arkansas. 9:52am - Micah Smith, S, 6-1, 197, Marshall, Texas; 9:50am - Dee Walker, OLB, ...



A Democrat for House District 58: Jonesboro lawyer Nate Looney announces candidacy  Arkansas Times

Jonesboro attorney Nate Looney announced today he's running for the General Assembly as a Democrat. He'll challenge Republican Brandt Smith, a first term ...



The Women of Weather  KAIT

As part of our celebration of our 40th Anniversary at KAIT, Diana Davis profiles a two women who took their experience in Jonesboro to the big-time: Laura ...



Convocation Center Reminds Visitors of Security Features for Graduations  ASU News

JONESBORO – Convocation Center staff reminds the public of security checks for Arkansas State University's two 2017 spring commencement ceremonies, ...



2014 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team  Arkansas Times

It's time again to meet our judges' choices for Arkansas's top 20 high school seniors. The class of 2014, our 20th, is a dizzyingly smart bunch, with rarely a B on ...



2016 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team  Arkansas Times

The class of 2016, our 22nd, is made up of inventors, Olympic-caliber athletes, poets, programmers and Quiz Bowlers. There's rarely a B on the transcripts of ...



State to begin offering cash incentive for high test scores on AP Computer Science A exam  KATV

The Arkansas Department of Education is upping the ante when it comes to the state's push to urge students to pursue computer education. Starting next year ...



Former KAIT art director remembered with art showing  KAIT

Jonesboro artist Bix Smith's passion for creativity is remembered with an art show that will help to fund a scholarship in his name.



MH will host Class 1A State baseball, softball tourneys  Baxter Bulletin

While Mountain Home High School did not succeed in its bid to host this year's Class 6A State Basketball Tournament, there will be two state tournaments held ...



Doug Greenwood Hired As New Gravette Head Coach  KFSM 5Newsonline

GRAVETTE (KFSM) – After seeing Bill Harrelson pace the sidelines for the past 12 seasons, Gravette fans will have to get familiar with a new face leading the ...



March For Science Scheduled For Saturday In Little Rock  KUAR

Advocates for using science and data to drive policy decisions plan to take their concerns to the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol Saturday. The second.



University of Arkansas Honors College Selects 2016 Bodenhamer Fellows | University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Honors College has selected six incoming freshmen to receive the university's Bodenhamer Fellowship, one ...



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