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  • Pastor's 'stupid white people' speech about Charlottesville goes viral

    Pastor's 'stupid white people' speech about Charlottesville goes viral

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-08-17 09:53:29 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-08-17 09:53:29 GMT

    The pastor has received thousands of comments on his Facebook post, thanking him for what he said.

    The pastor has received thousands of comments on his Facebook post, thanking him for what he said.

  • Pastor sets out to change the world, one smile at a time

    Pastor sets out to change the world, one smile at a time

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-08-16 23:13:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:22:53 GMT
    Pastor Rick Kimery visits Bernice Simmons Wednesday in Marked Tree. (Source: KAIT)Pastor Rick Kimery visits Bernice Simmons Wednesday in Marked Tree. (Source: KAIT)

    A Marked Tree pastor ventures out every day in hopes to change the world.

    A Marked Tree pastor ventures out every day in hopes to change the world.

  • 13- and 14-year-old charged with painting racial slur on pastor's SUV

    13- and 14-year-old charged with painting racial slur on pastor's SUV

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-08-16 02:00:18 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Collierville Police Department charged two people with vandalism after racist graffiti was written on a car outside Collierville High School.

    Collierville Police Department charged two people with vandalism after racist graffiti was written on a car outside Collierville High School.

  • Trio accused of delivering drug-filled Bible to jail

    Trio accused of delivering drug-filled Bible to jail

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-08-09 15:47:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-08-09 16:05:08 GMT
    Kevin Eugene Burch (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)Kevin Eugene Burch (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

    In addition to the original Ten Commandments, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has another one for suspects: Thou shalt not hide illegal drugs in the Holy Bible.

    In addition to the original Ten Commandments, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has another one for suspects: Thou shalt not hide illegal drugs in the Holy Bible.

  • Trumann man celebrates 100th birthday

    Trumann man celebrates 100th birthday

    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:18:12 GMT
    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:36:51 GMT
    Jules Martin celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday in Trumann. (Source: KAIT)Jules Martin celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday in Trumann. (Source: KAIT)

    Jules Martin said Sunday that the secret to a full, happy life is being young at heart and enjoying music.

    Jules Martin said Sunday that the secret to a full, happy life is being young at heart and enjoying music.

  • Priests walk into bar, denied service for being 'bachelor party'

    Priests walk into bar, denied service for being 'bachelor party'

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:48:46 GMT
    Friday, August 4 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:48:46 GMT

    Seven priests walk into a bar. The bartender says he's sorry but they don't serve bachelor parties. No joke.

    Seven priests walk into a bar. The bartender says he's sorry but they don't serve bachelor parties. No joke.

  • Church hopes to clothe children in need

    Church hopes to clothe children in need

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-08-01 04:05:59 GMT
    Tuesday, August 1 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-08-01 13:57:06 GMT
    Norma Sharp, Freda Metheny and  Marie George fold clothes. (Source: Monette Church of Christ)Norma Sharp, Freda Metheny and Marie George fold clothes. (Source: Monette Church of Christ)

    Going back-to-school can get expensive and, for some families, it is cost prohibitive. But, members of a local church are making it their mission to help ease the burden for families of children who need clothing for the new school year.

    Going back-to-school can get expensive and, for some families, it is cost prohibitive. But, members of a local church are making it their mission to help ease the burden for families of children who need clothing for the new school year.

  • Grave site vandalized multiple times

    Grave site vandalized multiple times

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-31 02:23:38 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-05-31 03:07:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism report that happened Sunday evening at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. 

    The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism report that happened Sunday evening at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. 

  • A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Fishing for Fosters' this Saturday

    A Better Region 8 Guest: 'Fishing for Fosters' this Saturday

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:47:25 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:58:32 GMT
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    DHS is “fishing” for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County. Right now, the county has nearly 170 children in foster care, with only about 40 active foster homes.

    DHS is “fishing” for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County. Right now, the county has nearly 170 children in foster care, with only about 40 active foster homes.

  • Shepherd of the Hills to continue

    Shepherd of the Hills to continue

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:59:51 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:22:27 GMT
    Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Mo. (Source: KSPR)Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Mo. (Source: KSPR)

    A long-running show in Branson will debut next year with new plans as well as an opportunity for people to enjoy the show's zipline ride. 

    A long-running show in Branson will debut next year with new plans as well as an opportunity for people to enjoy the show's zipline ride. 

  • Ark Encounter denies turning woman with service dog away

    Update: Ark Encounter denies turning woman, service dog away

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-06-28 14:31:59 GMT
    FOX19 NOW/fileFOX19 NOW/file

    An Alabama woman claims her family and their service dog Gizzy were denied access to the Ark Encounter, a Noah's Ark exhibit in Williamstown.

    An Alabama woman claims her family and their service dog Gizzy were denied access to the Ark Encounter, a Noah's Ark exhibit in Williamstown.

  • Suspect arrested after Ten Commandments monument destroyed

    Suspect arrested after Ten Commandments monument destroyed

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:24:01 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:32:12 GMT

    A religious monument was destroyed less than 24 hours after it was installed at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

    A religious monument was destroyed less than 24 hours after it was installed at the state Capitol in Little Rock.

  • 120-foot cross, topped with crown of thorns, goes up in Batesville

    120-foot cross, topped with crown of thorns, goes up in Batesville

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:09:55 GMT
    The cross, with the crown of thorns, being put in place (SOURCE: viewer)The cross, with the crown of thorns, being put in place (SOURCE: viewer)

    A massive cross now adorns the side of I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 

    A massive cross now adorns the side of I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 

  • Ark denies service dog

    Ark denies service dog

  • Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Community celebrates man's 60 years in ministry

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-06-25 12:09:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

    A local man has not fallen short of serving others and the lord, and on Saturday, his friends a family recognized his 60 years in ministry.

  • Newport church to host community prayer event

    Newport church to host community prayer event

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-06-13 16:06:22 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-06-13 16:16:11 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A church in Newport is hosting an evening of prayer for the community after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

    A church in Newport is hosting an evening of prayer for the community after an officer was killed in the line of duty.

  • Church opens doors for law enforcement to rest, eat, pray

    Church opens doors for law enforcement to rest, eat, pray

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-06-13 14:09:10 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    A local church in Newport is opening its door to law enforcement for rest after a tough night losing one of their own.

    A local church in Newport is opening its door to law enforcement for rest after a tough night losing one of their own.

  • A Better Region 8: There is good in this world

    A Better Region 8: There is good in this world

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:10:01 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:16:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A lot of times in life we hear the words: "I've got some good news for you.” Now imagine hearing it when it literally means life and death for you.  

    A lot of times in life we hear the words: "I've got some good news for you.” Now imagine hearing it when it literally means life and death for you.  

  • Local church member saves boy's life

    Local church member saves boy's life

    Sunday, June 11 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-06-12 01:36:09 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-06-12 13:13:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A family feels inspired after they said their life-changing journey led them to a Jonesboro church.

    A family feels inspired after they said their life-changing journey led them to a Jonesboro church.

  • Ten Commandments monument draws support, opposition

    Ten Commandments monument draws support, opposition

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-06-08 02:46:32 GMT
    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:21:26 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The construction of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol in Little Rock has started but the debate and a possible lawsuit over the issue continues. 

    The construction of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol in Little Rock has started but the debate and a possible lawsuit over the issue continues. 

  • From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:58 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:58:38 GMT

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

  • Trumann church thanks emergency personnel

    Trumann church thanks emergency personnel

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-05-21 12:07:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Missionary Baptist Church members in Trumann hosted a big lunch for emergency personnel Saturday.?

    Central Missionary Baptist Church members in Trumann hosted a big lunch for emergency personnel Saturday.?

  • Church brings the crucifixion story to life on Good Friday

    Church brings the crucifixion story to life on Good Friday

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:30:08 GMT
    (SOURCE: Facebook)(SOURCE: Facebook)

    Christians set out on Good Friday to give visitors and passers-by a "glimpse of Jesus". 

    Christians set out on Good Friday to give visitors and passers-by a "glimpse of Jesus." Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church held its first "Living Stations" on Good Friday outside its church doors, off Highway 51. The Stations of the Cross traces the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, beginning with him being condemned to death and ending with his body being laid in the tomb. According to Father Bryan Timby of Our Lady of Sorrows, the event was the idea of his parishi...
  • Church working to help people in need

    Church working to help people in need

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:50:45 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-05-10 01:16:03 GMT
    Calvary Baptist Church in Corning (Source: KAIT)Calvary Baptist Church in Corning (Source: KAIT)

    Many of the members of the Calvary Baptist Church in Corning had damage to their homes due to recent flooding. 

    Many of the members of the Calvary Baptist Church in Corning had damage to their homes due to recent flooding. 

  • Flood victims can receive supplies from church

    Flood victims can receive supplies from church

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:25:12 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:55:18 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Like many churches in the area, congregants are helping flood victims any way they can.

    Like many churches in the area, congregants are helping flood victims any way they can.

  • The Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, MO will not reopen for 2017 season

    The Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, MO will not reopen for 2017 season

  • Vandals take aim at church vans

    Vandals take aim at church vans

    Monday, May 8 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-05-08 16:10:36 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:52:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Police are looking for the vandals who took aim this past weekend at church property.

    Police are looking for the vandals who took aim this past weekend at church property.

  • Church helping people dealing with flooding issues

    Church helping people dealing with flooding issues

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:16:22 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:37:04 GMT
    Flooding has damaged area churches in Pocahontas (Source: KAIT)Flooding has damaged area churches in Pocahontas (Source: KAIT)

    The flooding in Randolph County has impacted many people with area churches working to help people in their time of need. 

    The flooding in Randolph County has impacted many people with area churches working to help people in their time of need. 

  • Church helping out flood victims

    Church helping out flood victims

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:34:34 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:19:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Pocahontas and Randolph County have received a tremendous amount of help from all over the country.

    Pocahontas and Randolph County have received a tremendous amount of help from all over the country.

  • A Better Region 8: National Day of Prayer

    A Better Region 8: National Day of Prayer

    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:24:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:36:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thursday, May 4th was the National Day of Prayer. It's a day set aside to pray for our country and each other. It's interesting to me that we have a day for that. In First Thessalonians, it says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."

    Thursday, May 4th was the National Day of Prayer. It's a day set aside to pray for our country and each other. It's interesting to me that we have a day for that. In First Thessalonians, it says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."

  • Bono residents pray for Region 8 flood victims in prayer service

    Bono residents pray for Region 8 flood victims in prayer service

    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-05-04 17:46:35 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:32:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Bono residents celebrated National Day of Prayer by hosting a prayer service at the Bono Community Center.

    Bono residents celebrated National Day of Prayer by hosting a prayer service at the Bono Community Center.

  • Pastor helps Success residents evacuate

    Pastor helps Success residents evacuate

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:50:22 GMT
    Monday, May 1 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-05-02 01:24:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has been out since 7:00 a.m. Monday due to the mandatory evacuation order for the residents of Success.

    The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has been out since 7:00 a.m. Monday due to the mandatory evacuation order for the residents of Success.

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