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Marked Tree under burn ban heading into holiday weekend

MARKED TREE, Ark. (KAIT) – A burn ban is in effect for the city limits of Marked Tree until further notice. The Marked Tree Fire Department said the ban has been in effect since 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30. The move was due to very dry conditions. They said...
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Foraging for cattail plants

Foraging for cattail plants/ cattail plantsGin Lee. In my area I don't have to travel very far to find cattail plants. In fact, the plant grows very well alongside ponds, lakes, rivers, and even in road-side ditches. Today, I'm going to take you along with me while I show you how I uproot some cattail plants from a country roadside ditch. Plus, I will tell you a little bit about my experience and why I like foraging for these wild, perennial, aquatic plants that are often considered problematic for farmers.
HICKORY RIDGE, AR
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Last of tornado debris in Trumann hauled off

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - After months of complaints from the community, much of the debris from a devastating tornado in Trumann has been finally removed. On Dec. 10, 2021, the city was hit by that tornado, leaving behind a large debris field in the middle of town. Community members said...
TRUMANN, AR

Arkansas Pastor Responds To Accusations of Racial Discrimination

First Baptist Church in Forrest City, Arkansas was accused over the weekend of racially discriminating a Black family visiting their church. A woman shared on her social media page the details of how she felt two church members were out of line by first not letting them into the 11 A.M. worship service. She noted that one male member questioned why her family was there in the first place. After not being let in she questioned the other member, an older lady, if everyone was welcome at the church.
FORREST CITY, AR
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Arkansas PBS adds additional signal to expand coverage area

Arkansas PBS can now be watched on a new broadcast signal in eastern Arkansas. On Tuesday, network executives and political leaders gathered in West Memphis to celebrate the new channel going on the air. With a tower located near Forrest City, the signal extends east to the Tennessee border. Other...
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House considered “total loss” following evening fire

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) – Officials say a Poinsett County home is a “total loss” after a fire swept through. According to the Trumann Fire Department, crews responded to the fire around 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the 14,000-block of Sadler Lane. Around 6 p.m., the fire...
TRUMANN, AR

Forrest City, Ark. church faces racial discrimination claim

FORREST CITY, Ark. — An Arkansas church is facing heavy scrutiny after a woman claims they discriminated against her family for the color of their skin while she tried to attend service Sunday morning. The incident allegedly happened at First Baptist Church Forrest City, where leaders say all are welcomed. However, one family is disputing […]
FORREST CITY, AR
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Obituary: Randy Coggins

Randy Coggins didn’t have a middle name, because he didn’t need one. He passed from this world to the next June 28, 2022. We all sincerely hope Heaven was ready, we kept him as long as we could. Legendary at football in his day he passed the love...
HARRISBURG, AR
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Indians, whites fill Gilmore’s Past

The following article was posted in the March 29, 1987 Edition of the Poteau Daily News. Gilmore is located some 24 miles south of Fort Smith and only a few miles west of the Arkansas line at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain. J.R. Williams was postmaster in 1884 and...
GILMORE, AR
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Obituary: Donald Amos Wallace

Donald Amos Wallace, 76, of Harrisburg, Arkansas departed this life Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born January 21, 1946, the son of Lum S. and Pearlie (Chrisco) Wallace in Luxora, Arkansas. His parents both preceded him in death, and one daughter,...
HARRISBURG, AR
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