Concerned Citizens Seek To Shut Down Adult-Themed Stores - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

St. Francis Co., AR - Rebecca Smith Reports

Concerned Citizens Seek To Shut Down Adult-Themed Stores

FORREST CITY - Connie Moore is the pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Caldwell.

Moore, along with other church leaders in the community, want to shut down two adult stores straddling Interstate 40.

Moore says they're brining St. Francis county down to a level that's doing more harm than good.

"I would like to see them have a conviction about what they're doing and recognize that what they think is harmless .. is harmful," said Moore.

He also says even though it's mainly truck drivers who frequent the stores, it's the surrounding towns which are feeling the negative side-effects of having adult-themed stores in the neighborhood.

Moore's group has decided to hold prayer rallies outside of the 'Adult World' store.

He says it's one way they're telling business owners "not in my backyard."

"I think it will raise awareness and that's one of the things that we want to do. We want to let our elected officials know that we are concerned and I think when this thing gets out that people are concerned, it will lead people in other communities to let their elected officials know that they are concerned," he said.

K-8 did talk to the owner of 'Adult World.'

He declined comment.

The group will hold their next prayer rally November 1st.


Questions or Comments? E-mail me at rsmith@kait8.com

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:55:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:22:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

  • Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:33:16 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:27:43 GMT
    Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)
    Physical Therapy could have better benefits than opioidsPhysical Therapy could have better benefits than opioids

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

  • Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:09:12 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:21:17 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

Powered by Frankly