A Better Region 8

  A Better Region 8: Georgia Bulldogs fans supporting Wendy Anderson

University of Georgia fans showed up Saturday wearing pink to honor the memory and legacy of Wendy Anderson.

  A Better Region 8: Jonesboro at a crossroads

We see leaders on both sides of this issue.

  Coroner: Driver clutched his chest, slumped over before Mississippi school bus crash

William “Chester” Cole, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene. At least eight children were injured in the crash, including Cole’s granddaughter who was also a passenger, according to his family.

  A Better Region 8: Stamping out bullying

A Better Region takes a look at stamping out bullying others just because we support different things.

  A Better Region 8: Police need the community’s help solving crimes

Once again, police are asking for the public to come forward when it comes to solving crimes.

  A Better Region 8: Public reaction to FBI school threat warning

Over the weekend the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a notice to area police and school districts letting them know they'd received information about a threat to schools in Arkansas and Kentucky.

  A Better Region 8: Opioid epidemic in Arkansas

State health information shows that last year, there were more opioid prescriptions filled in Arkansas than there are people.

  A Better Region 8: Safety at A-State after shooting near campus

Jonesboro got a lot busier this past weekend when Arkansas State University students arrived back on campus.

  A Better Region 8: Deciding Jonesboro’s fate

When voters decide the fate of a one-percent sales tax, they'll also decide the fate of the city itself.

  A Better Region 8: Back to School

It’s been a fairly, quiet summer on the roads of Region 8.

  A Better Region 8: More talks unfolding in response to mass shootings

31 people died over the weekend in two mass shootings. Now we as a nation begin the debate once again on how to respond to these tragedies.

  A Better Region 8: Stuff the Bus

Help Stuff the Bus this weekend with KAIT, the United Way, and area public schools.

  A Better Region 8: Double down on washing your hands

A Better Region 8 talks about doubling down on washing your hands after another possible Hep A exposure was reported last week.

  A Better Region 8: Back to School Giveaway

We thought we’d send one lucky Region 8 student back to school in style.

  A Better Region 8: Protecting those who protect us

Region 8 News takes time to thank those who provide cooling equipment for our local law enforcement in dangerous heat conditions.

  A Better Region 8: “Fishing for Fosters”

DHS is "fishing" for new foster families, mentors, and volunteers in Greene County.

  A Better Region 8: Waving the white flag on the Bono Lake project

A Better Region 8 discusses the Bono Lake project and why it's time to cut our losses and focus on other projects.

  To Bobby, thanks for the memories

Thank you, Bobby Willis, for making this A Better Region 8.

  A Better Region 8: Taking time to celebrate our independence

A Better Region 8 highlights this upcoming Independence Day. We encourage you to get out and celebrate the day with your loved ones.

  A Better Region 8: Blytheville Air Force Base Air Show

This weekend, airplanes will fill the skies at the former Eaker Air Force Base, now known as the Arkansas Aeroplex.

  A Better Region 8: Thank you to those who help victims of assault

Today's A Better Region 8 highlights and thanks those who take their time to help victims of assault.

  A Better Region 8: Star Spangled Banner

We announced a few days ago that KAIT will return to its roots and end our broadcast day, that's just before Midnight, and play our national anthem.

  A Better Region 8: Blocking unwanted calls

A Better Region 8 details the FCC's decision to allow cell phone users to block unnecessary calls.

  A Better Region 8: D-Day

It was supposed to be June 5 but got moved to June 6, 1944, because of bad weather.

  A Better Region 8: Wear your life jacket, don’t drown

Region 8 News reminds you to wear your lifejacket when venturing out onto the lake or river this summer.

A Better Region 8: We’ve been there before, here’s how to help flood victims

If you'd like to open your heart and your wallet they could sure use it.

  A Better Region 8: Taking time to hit the reset button with editorials

We take this time to hit the reset button and to remind you your feedback is vital when it comes to our "A Better Region 8" editorials.

  A Better Region 8: Memorial Day and the Tomb of the Unknowns

This weekend, we mark Memorial Day and we could give you a sermon about how we should all take a moment to remember those who died to protect our freedom.

  A Better Region 8: Let’s hear what Team Jonesboro has to say

Let's hear the ideas Team Jonesboro has when they talk. Those ideas might make this A Better Region 8.

  A Better Region 8: High-speed internet access in Arkansas

This week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan to get all communities in the state with a population of 500 or more people connected with high-speed internet within the next three years.

  A Better Region 8: Jonesboro Police Department and transparency

This past week, Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott used the taxpayer-funded police website to assure the citizens that his department was "transparent."

  A Better Region 8: Preserving Region 8’s History

A Better Region 8 takes a look at preserving one of the more historic and iconic buildings found in Blytheville.

  A Better Region 8: U of A and A-State?

This week, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s athletic department discovered there were other campuses in their system and that those campuses also have athletic programs.

  A Better Region 8: The facts show that vaccination matters

The medical community has said for decades that vaccinations matter.

A Better Region 8: Being there for others

We should all set the best example for our family, friends, and most importantly, our next generation.

  Guest A Better Region 8: Dedicating Centennial Plaza

I'm John Deacon, District Governor of Rotary District 6150 and a member of the Rotary Club of Jonesboro.

  A Better Region 8: Teenage Driving Safety

Over the weekend, a 21-year-old woman died in a Mississippi County car crash and three teens were injured in two separate crashes in Missouri.

  A Better Region 8: Enforcing Our Littering Laws

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  A Better Region 8: Battling smartphone addiction

Region 8 encourages you to put the smartphone down for the important moments in your life. Use your phone when it's needed and for the right reasons.

  A Better Region 8: Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

This week's Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was one of the biggest ever.

  A Better Region 8: Million Meals donations

Region Eight is asking your help to donate to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas as part of the Million Meals campaign.