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  • ASU receives largest estate gift ever

    ASU receives largest estate gift ever

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:38:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:03:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Two Arkansas State University alumni leave over $3 million to ASU Foundation.

    Two Arkansas State University alumni leave over $3 million to ASU Foundation.

  • Williams Baptist College receives university status

    Williams Baptist College receives university status

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:54:12 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:03:10 GMT

    A news conference was held Wednesday to make the announcement.

    A news conference was held Wednesday to make the announcement.

  • Valley View second graders ready to rock kindness across Region 8

    Valley View second graders ready to rock kindness across Region 8

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:29:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:44:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Kindness will soon rock across Region 8.

    Kindness will soon rock across Region 8.

  • GCT millage vote fails by large margin

    GCT millage vote fails by large margin

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:33:06 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:13:09 GMT

    According to Greene County Clerk Phyllis Rhynes, the millage vote for Greene County Tech failed by an 838 to 462 margin. 

    According to Greene County Clerk Phyllis Rhynes, the millage vote for Greene County Tech failed by an 838 to 462 margin. 

  • Football/field house project approved in Trumann

    Football/field house project approved in Trumann

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:24:38 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:41:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A plan to upgrade the football program at Trumann found the end zone Tuesday as voters there approved a restructuring of the district's millage rate. 

    A plan to upgrade the football program at Trumann found the end zone Tuesday as voters there approved a restructuring of the district's millage rate. 

  • School district plans next step after millage failure

    School district plans next step after millage failure

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:20:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A proposed four-mill increase for the Greene County Tech School District failed by a large margin Tuesday, according to the Greene County Clerk's office. 

    A proposed four-mill increase for the Greene County Tech School District failed by a large margin Tuesday, according to the Greene County Clerk's office. 

  • Teen returns wallet with $1,500 to owner

    Teen returns wallet with $1,500 to owner

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:59:41 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:59:41 GMT

    The owner dropped his wallet containing cash and credit cards when getting into his car. 

    The owner dropped his wallet containing cash and credit cards when getting into his car. 

  • Transgender kindergarten lesson gets mixed reaction

    Transgender kindergarten lesson gets mixed reaction

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-09-19 12:46:35 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:04:38 GMT

    The teacher read the class two books about being transgender without parents or administrators being notified.

    The teacher read the class two books about being transgender without parents or administrators being notified.

  • AR students to get "out of this world" experience

    AR students to get "out of this world" experience

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:28 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:28:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:28:40 GMT

    A group of 12 students at Bale Elementary in Little Rock prepares for an out of this world experience later this month.

    A group of 12 students at Bale Elementary in Little Rock prepares for an out of this world experience later this month.

  • A Better Region 8: Greek life at A-State

    A Better Region 8: Greek life at A-State

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:50:47 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:56:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It was the decision that reverberated across A-State's campus. 

    It was the decision that reverberated across A-State's campus. 

  • School to begin construction on safe room soon

    School to begin construction on safe room soon

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:51:42 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:05:56 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Plans to build a safe room at Piggott High School are moving forward.

    Plans to build a safe room at Piggott High School are moving forward.

  • Ole Miss to vote on new mascot

    Ole Miss to vote on new mascot

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:37:26 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee)(Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee)

    Ole Miss may be looking for a new mascot for the second time this decade.

    Ole Miss may be looking for a new mascot for the second time this decade.

  • Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until end

    Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until end

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:08:34 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:43:58 GMT
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took "a magnifying glass" to Saturn, its moons and rings.
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft took "a magnifying glass" to Saturn, its moons and rings.
  • University addresses rumors with Greek life regulations

    University addresses rumors with Greek life regulations

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:04:46 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-09-16 13:14:14 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    Monday was the start of Safety week for Arkansas State University where Greek Life also met to discuss their rules and regulations. However, during that discussion, a misunderstanding of the university’s intentions led to many Greek life members being on edge.

    Monday was the start of Safety week for Arkansas State University where Greek Life also met to discuss their rules and regulations. However, during that discussion, a misunderstanding of the university’s intentions led to many Greek life members being on edge.

  • Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw

    Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-09-15 11:48:58 GMT
    Saturday, September 16 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-09-16 13:01:31 GMT
    The Florida nun who became a viral sensation when she helped clear trees downed by Hurricane Irma says she had to Google instructions on how to start the chain saw. She laughed at being called the 'chain saw nun,'...
    The Florida nun who became a viral sensation when she helped clear trees downed by Hurricane Irma says she had to Google instructions on how to start the chain saw. She laughed at being called the 'chain saw nun,' but said she didn't mind the attention.
  • Pumpkin Hollow to open this weekend

    Pumpkin Hollow to open this weekend

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:28:10 GMT
    Pumpkin Hollow is preparing to celebrate their 25th year of entertainment in Region 8. Located in St. Francis, Arkansas the hollow offers a variety of attractions including: corn maze, zip-lining, hayrides, pony rides, goat patio, the friendly forest, weekend pig scramble, and more. And of course, you can leave with a pumpkin of your choice from the Dalton family pumpkin patch! Who doesn't love a locally grown pumpkin of their choice? Pumpkin Hollow is set to open on September 16th ...
    Pumpkin Hollow is preparing to celebrate their 25th year of entertainment in Region 8. Located in St. Francis, Arkansas the hollow offers a variety of attractions including: corn maze, zip-lining, hayrides, pony rides, goat patio, the friendly forest, weekend pig scramble, and more. And of course, you can leave with a pumpkin of your choice from the Dalton family pumpkin patch! Who doesn't love a locally grown pumpkin of their choice? Pumpkin Hollow is set to open on September 16th ...
  • Students celebrate Constitution Day with special program

    Students celebrate Constitution Day with special program

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:10:12 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:43:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    “We the People” was the focus of a special celebration at one Jonesboro school.

    “We the People” was the focus of a special celebration at one Jonesboro school.

  • School grieving after boy dies suddenly on bus

    School grieving after boy dies suddenly on bus

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:00:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:42:35 GMT
    Dacota Chamberlain (Source: Paragould Pride Band via Facebook)Dacota Chamberlain (Source: Paragould Pride Band via Facebook)

    Paragould police hope an autopsy will reveal what caused a seemingly healthy teenager to suddenly die.

    Paragould police hope an autopsy will reveal what caused a seemingly healthy teenager to suddenly die.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: GCT millage proposal

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: GCT millage proposal

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:20:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-09-12 19:14:02 GMT
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    The new millage will help maintain the 3 GCT Campuses and nearly 1 million square feet of facilities

    The new millage will help maintain the 3 GCT Campuses and nearly 1 million square feet of facilities

  • School says sex assault allegations not made until lawsuit

    School says sex assault allegations not made until lawsuit

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:53:33 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A Tennessee private school accused of allowing teenage boys to repeatedly sexually assault a 12-year-old says no allegations were made against it until plaintiffs filed a lawsuit more than two years later seeking...

    A Tennessee private school accused of allowing teenage boys to repeatedly sexually assault a 12-year-old says no allegations were made against it until plaintiffs filed a lawsuit more than two years later seeking monetary...

  • Professors hope to expand lactation rooms across campus

    Professors hope to expand lactation rooms across campus

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:26:17 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:38:39 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Professors are advocating for students who are nursing mothers at Arkansas State University.

    Professors are advocating for students who are nursing mothers at Arkansas State University.

  • The Latest: DeVos to seek public input on Title IX rules

    The Latest: DeVos to seek public input on Title IX rules

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-09-07 15:48:25 GMT
    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:50:10 GMT
    Some victim advocates and legal experts say they expect colleges to stay the course even if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos loosens Obama-era rules on investigating campus sexual assault.
    Some victim advocates and legal experts say they expect colleges to stay the course even if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos loosens Obama-era rules on investigating campus sexual assault.
  • First graders have new opportunity for college, officials say

    First graders have new opportunity for college, officials say

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-06 20:27:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:57:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A college savings account for every Poinsett County first grader!

    A college savings account for every Poinsett County first grader!

  • School feeds more students with second chance breakfast

    School feeds more students with second chance breakfast

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:46:04 GMT
    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:41:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    More Riverside High School students are eating breakfast every morning thanks to a new program, second chance breakfast, which began this year.

    More Riverside High School students are eating breakfast every morning thanks to a new program, second chance breakfast, which began this year.

  • Some Missouri school districts to pay for ACT

    Some Missouri school districts to pay for ACT

    Monday, September 4 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-04 16:48:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Several Missouri school districts are planning to pick up the tab so high school juniors can continue to take the ACT college entrance exam for free after the state announced it would stop covering the cost.

    Several Missouri school districts are planning to pick up the tab so high school juniors can continue to take the ACT college entrance exam for free after the state announced it would stop covering the cost.

  • "Raising the Globe!" campaign underway

    "Raising the Globe!" campaign underway

    Thursday, August 31 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-09-01 02:06:25 GMT
    Thursday, August 31 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-09-01 02:58:46 GMT
    The Globe sign before it was accidentally painted over a couple of years ago. (Source: LaDawn Fuhr)The Globe sign before it was accidentally painted over a couple of years ago. (Source: LaDawn Fuhr)

    Funding needed to restore downtown mural

    Funding needed to restore downtown mural

  • Bill Clinton speaking at Central High commemoration

    Bill Clinton speaking at Central High commemoration

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-08-30 19:10:18 GMT
    President Bill Clinton during a campaign stop at Arkansas State University in October 2014. (Source: KAIT-TV)President Bill Clinton during a campaign stop at Arkansas State University in October 2014. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Former President Bill Clinton is returning to his home state of Arkansas to speak at an event marking the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School's desegregation.

    Former President Bill Clinton is returning to his home state of Arkansas to speak at an event marking the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School's desegregation.

  • A-State is 'Storm Ready'

    A-State is 'Storm Ready'

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:46:50 GMT
    Wednesday, August 30 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-08-30 11:23:58 GMT

    The designation was given in recognition of the university's work on emergency readiness and procedures.

    The designation was given in recognition of the university's work on emergency readiness and procedures.

  • N. Little Rock School District: 1st come, 1st serve

    N. Little Rock School District: 1st come, 1st serve

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-08-30 09:42:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 30 2017 6:41 AM EDT2017-08-30 10:41:00 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A North Little Rock family was told their son could not return to school because they are at maximum capacity.

    A North Little Rock family was told their son could not return to school because they are at maximum capacity.

  • School receives 3D projector, brings lessons to life

    School receives 3D projector, brings lessons to life

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-08-29 19:04:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:10:22 GMT

    A Region 8 school is bringing lessons to life thanks to new technology in the classroom.

    A Region 8 school is bringing lessons to life thanks to new technology in the classroom.

  • AR elementary school cancels congressman's visit

    AR elementary school cancels congressman's visit

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-08-29 17:58:53 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Little Rock elementary school has canceled a Republican congressman's visit to its campus after learning that some parents planned to protest the lawmaker.

    A Little Rock elementary school has canceled a Republican congressman's visit to its campus after learning that some parents planned to protest the lawmaker.

  • JHS teacher awarded for going above and beyond

    JHS teacher awarded for going above and beyond

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:13:00 GMT
    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:45:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Region 8 educator was surprised Tuesday for going above and beyond in the classroom.

    A Region 8 educator was surprised Tuesday for going above and beyond in the classroom.

  • A-State's Honors College honors student killed in crash

    A-State's Honors College honors student killed in crash

    Monday, August 28 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-08-28 23:12:23 GMT
    Monday, August 28 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-08-28 23:20:27 GMT
    Shelby Rhodes (Source: Arkansas State University)Shelby Rhodes (Source: Arkansas State University)

    Arkansas State University's Honors College is remembering one of their own students.

    Arkansas State University's Honors College is remembering one of their own students.

  • Facebook expands partnership with Arkansas schools

    Facebook expands partnership with Arkansas schools

    Monday, August 28 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-08-28 19:18:16 GMT

    Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

    Facebook is expanding a partnership with Arkansas and will donate virtual reality kits to every public high school in the state.

  • GR8 JOB: Several area teachers named regional finalists for AR Teacher of the Year

    GR8 JOB: Several area teachers named regional finalists for AR Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:06:56 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:16:07 GMT

    Several Region 8 teachers have been named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

    Several Region 8 teachers have been named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

  • Students move onto A-State campus for fall semester

    Students move onto A-State campus for fall semester

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:13:30 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-08-20 15:44:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many students made the A-state campus their new home on Saturday.

    Many students made the A-state campus their new home on Saturday.

  • Students ready for the eclipse

    Students ready for the eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:34:55 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-08-19 12:38:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Administrators have prepared students in their entire school for the solar eclipse on Monday.

    Administrators have prepared students in their entire school for the solar eclipse on Monday.

  • A Better Region 8: School bus safety

    A Better Region 8: School bus safety

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:46:09 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:51:59 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On my way to work Monday morning, there were two instances where I had to stop for a school bus so kids could safely get on to start their first day of school.

    On my way to work Monday morning, there were two instances where I had to stop for a school bus so kids could safely get on to start their first day of school.

  • What do you think? Bedtime chart for kids has internet in an uproar

    What do you think? Bedtime chart for kids has internet in an uproar

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:49:21 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:49:21 GMT

    Experts – and grandmothers everywhere – agree that kids need sleep to grow, stay healthy and do well in school. Parents do, too.

    Experts – and grandmothers everywhere – agree that kids need sleep to grow, stay healthy and do well in school. Parents do, too.

  • Students start new tradition

    Students start new tradition

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:18:18 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:31:40 GMT
    Students at Cedar Ridge High School are working to paint the parking spots. (Source: KAIT)Students at Cedar Ridge High School are working to paint the parking spots. (Source: KAIT)

    The parking lot at a school may be drab to some people, but students at Cedar Ridge High School have decided to paint their parking spots to give the parking lot a new look. 

    The parking lot at a school may be drab to some people, but students at Cedar Ridge High School have decided to paint their parking spots to give the parking lot a new look. 

  • School traffic backs up highway, city in search of solution

    School traffic backs up highway, city in search of solution

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:53:38 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:38:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Back to school traffic is always a bit stressful for Region 8 school districts, but Harrisburg city officials have discovered a much bigger risk with traffic around their high school.

    Back to school traffic is always a bit stressful for Region 8 school districts, but Harrisburg city officials have discovered a much bigger risk with traffic around their high school.

  • School expands kindergarten, plans for future

    School expands kindergarten, plans for future

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:15:40 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:52:51 GMT
    Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas has seen an uptick in the number of kindergarten students in recent years. (Source: KAIT)Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas has seen an uptick in the number of kindergarten students in recent years. (Source: KAIT)

    A lot of growth in recent years has officials with the Pocahontas School District working to create a new classroom for some of its youngest students. 

    A lot of growth in recent years has officials with the Pocahontas School District working to create a new classroom for some of its youngest students. 

  • JROTC incorporates drone technology in curriculum

    JROTC incorporates drone technology in curriculum

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:18:34 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:25:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Westside High School’s Air Force JROTC program is really taking off with their drone technology this school year.

    Westside High School’s Air Force JROTC program is really taking off with their drone technology this school year.

  • Program helps students get their technical certification

    Program helps students get their technical certification

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:26:34 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:04:37 GMT
    Black River Technical College in Pocahontas has expanded its career technical training program. (Source: KAIT)Black River Technical College in Pocahontas has expanded its career technical training program. (Source: KAIT)

    A group of students is getting an opportunity to build for their future and are learning what it takes to get a technical certification in a lucrative field, officials said Thursday.

    A group of students is getting an opportunity to build for their future and are learning what it takes to get a technical certification in a lucrative field, officials said Thursday.

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