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Newport native Grant Black shines in 2022 AAA debut for Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (KAIT) - A Newport native made his season debut in AAA Memphis Saturday night. Grant Black toed the rubber for the Redbirds in the fourth and fifth innings, tossing two scoreless innings against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. He worked a perfect fourth with a strikeout, a groundout and...
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Newport native Grant Black promoted to AAA Memphis

MEMPHIS (KAIT) - A Newport native is a step closer to The Show. The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that pitcher Grant Black was promoted from Springfield to Memphis. Black had a stellar May and June in relief in AA. He had a stretch of 15 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run spanning May 14th to June 21st.
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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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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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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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Thick smoke causes I-40 traffic slowdown, caution advised

ST. FRANCIS Co., Ark. (KAIT) – A thick plume of smoke has caused a major slowdown in traffic on I-40 between Wheatley and Goodwin. According to IDriveArkansas.com, a vehicle is burning about six miles northeast of Wheatley. The fire has caused a significant amount of smoke to blow across the interstate, slowing traffic.
WHEATLEY, AR
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Obituary: Carolyn Elaine Casey

Carolyn Elaine Casey, 75, of Newport departed this life on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was born May 6, 1947, to Garland Eugene and Geneva (Reed) Franklin. She was born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Carolyn was of the Baptist belief. She loved to work in her garden and liked...
NEWPORT, AR
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Obituary: Tina Marie Steward

Tina Marie Steward, 57, of Little Rock departed this life on Thursday, June 30, 2022. She was born in Newport on January 30, 1965, to L. S. Steward and Freddie Scales. Tina enjoyed playing spades and going to the casinos. Dixie was her second home. She was preceded in death...
NEWPORT, 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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