Logan Whaley joins the KAIT 8 news team as a multimedia journalist and reporter.
Logan is a graduate from Union University just up the road in Jackson, Tennessee. There, he anchored ‘West Tennessee This Week,’ a program that aired on Jackson’s local NBC affiliate. In addition, he also provided play-by-play and color commentary for the school’s baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams, calling key events such as the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament and the Gulf South Conference Tournament.
A native of Mayfield, Kentucky, Logan developed his passion for broadcasting at Graves County High School. At the school’s award-winning broadcasting program, he won three individual Kentucky High School Journalism Association State Championships.
When Logan isn’t working, you can find him watching and supporting pretty much every sport. He loves the Atlanta Braves, Memphis Grizzles, Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Volunteers, and the Murray State Racers.
Logan is excited to be joining the Region 8 News team. You can reach Logan by email at email@example.com or by following him on Facebook and Twitter.
The ADH reported just two active COVID-19 cases among residents at the Randolph County Nursing Home two weeks ago. Now, that number has risen to 49, per the Arkansas Health Care Association, leaving families concerned.
Tuesday was the first day of voting for the Jonesboro Public Schools special election at the Craighead County Election Annex. This is also the first time the annex is testing out its COVID safety measures.
The Walnut Ridge Public Housing Agency is still recovering after a fire destroyed the downtown building a few weeks ago. They are now temporarily located at the Larkspur Gardens Apartment Complex's Community Center.
Normally, ‘Tax-Free Weekend’ will see items fly off the shelf in preparation for the school year. Academy Sports & Outdoors in Jonesboro is expecting the same result this year, but it will look different than usual.
The district is wanting to restructure its bonds to generate construction funds for multiple projects. The school currently has over $13 million in bonds, but Superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks says this could produce over $20 million for projects.
The Hoxie School District is helping ease some financial burdens for parents and students during the school year. Each student, nearly 900 of them, will not only have their supplies paid for and provided, but they will also have free breakfast and lunch thanks to a grant.
The Cherokee Village Fire Department had been hard at work to lower a rating that potentially benefits homeowners. After an inspection, the fire department lowered its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating to four.
The Hotel Rhea is a staple of downtown Walnut Ridge. In fact, it has been in the city for over 115 years. Now, it’s in the hands of Williams Baptist University students as a part of the Williams Works program.
The news about the cancellation of the watermelon festival in Cave City saddened many in the community and around Region 8. The good news is that COVID-19 will not stop watermelon season from happening.
With the news that a mask ordinance was recently proposed in Jonesboro, Region 8 News talked with Dr. Shane Speights, the Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University to get his input about the ordinance.
If you’re wanting an upgrade on your refrigerator, you might be waiting a bit. Not only are some national chains struggling to keep appliances in stock but local stores, like Metro Appliance in Jonesboro, are also having the same issue.
As the Fourth of July inches closer, it’s important to be reminded of safety procedures. The Jonesboro Police Department has some information about what you need to know to have fun safely this weekend.