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Shock in Bauxite after Hazing Arrests

Two former bauxite High School baseball players are out of jail after prosecutors charge them in connection with an alleged hazing incident.

Bauxite hires former UCA head football coach  Log Cabin Democrat

The Bauxite School District added a familiar name — among Central Arkansas football fans — to its faculty Wednesday night with the approval by the school ...

Bauxite high school baseball players under investigation for hazing  KATV

UPDATE (4/2):On Monday, the Bauxite School District confirmed a hazing investigation involving the Bauxite baseball team is underway.The Director of ...

Bauxite ballplayers expelled for sexual harassment after hazing incident KTHV

Bauxite High School is roiled by controversy as three students have been expelled for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. A video allegedly shows ...

3 Bauxite students expelled over sexual harassment, hazing accusations  KATV

Three Bauxite High School students accused of sexual harassment and hazing have been expelled from the school.The Bauxite School District made the ...

Millage increase passes for Harrisburg School District  KAIT

Those in the Harrisburg School District will soon see an increase in their millage rate.

Central Arkansas high school baseball players cleared by state police in hazing case, attorney says  Arkansas Online

Three central Arkansas high school baseball players accused in a hazing case have been cleared of child maltreatment accusations, their attorney says.

Two Bauxite coaches now on paid leave from all duties during investigation  KATV

The Bauxite School District tells KATV both Baseball Head Coach Michael Mattox and Assistant Coach Steven Tew were placed on paid administrative leave ...

3 students expelled, 2 coaches on leave as hazing case involving central Arkansas high school baseball team investigated  Arkansas Online

Three students have been expelled and two coaches have been placed on paid leave as an investigation continues into hazing allegations involving Bauxite's ...

Katie Woodall  KAIT

Katie Woodall is from the small town of Bauxite, AR. She graduated from Bauxite High School in 2013 and moved to Jonesboro, where she found her love of ...

Talking to teens about depression, suicide  KAIT

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - After a tragic incident like Wednesday's suicide at Concord High School, it's important to remember to talk to your teens, but what's the ...

Helping veterans discussed at symposium  KAIT

Plans for Jonesboro's Veteran Village were on display Thursday at a symposium dedicated to affordable housing for rural veterans.

Arkansas man battles West Nile Virus  KAIT

An Arkansas man is fighting for his life after finding out he has West Nile Virus.

Lepanto mom uses her tragedy to educate others  KAIT

One Region 8 woman has been using her personal experience to educate others on the dangers of drunk driving.

Overflowing rivers push 9-foot alligator into Northeast Arkansas  KAIT

An unwanted guest found his way to a rice field in Jackson County- and according to the sheriff, he wasn't there alone.

ArDOT holds public meeting on Highway 412 planning study  KAIT

ArDOT finished up the last of three public meetings Thursday on the planning study for the Highway 412 corridor.

ARDOT holds public hearing for Commerce Drive project  KAIT

The Arkansas Department of Transportation held a public hearing on some pretty big possible projects Thursday.

River of Hope receives donation from Rent One for local Arkansas Children’s Hospital clinic  KAIT

One local non-profit organization received a donation today that they plan to put towards our local Arkansas Children's Hospital Clinic.

Community works to combat crime  KAIT

One Region 8 neighborhood is taking steps to help make their area safer through a watch group.

Bauxite coach to head up Poyen program  Arkansas Online

When Andy Brakebill first accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Bauxite High School boys basketball program, he said he had many people question his ...

Paragould Fire Department raises over $3,600 in first Fill the Boot  KAIT

The Paragould Fire Department's first time participating in the Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was a big success.

Barry Don Weyer scholarship fully funded  KAIT

After fundraising for four years, a scholarship endowment in memory of an A-State football equipment manager has finally reached the fully-funded level.

County jail takes in state inmates to help with overflow  KAIT

One Region 8 Sheriff's Department is working with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and the deal could benefit the county.

Bauxite educator has more than 10 million views on YouTube  Arkansas Online

An educator in Bauxite has gained some internet notoriety in the past couple of years after deciding on a whim to make a YouTube video.

Rotary Club of Jonesboro dedicates Centennial Plaza  KAIT

The Rotary club of Jonesboro celebrated 100 years of working in the city today with the dedication of their latest project.

Wings of Honor Museum in need of volunteers  KAIT

If you or your kids are looking for some volunteer work this summer, you might look at working with the Wings of Honor Museum.

Residents tired of trains stopping at crossing  KAIT

One Region 8 city is voicing concerns after trains continue to stop at a railroad crossing, causing issues for residents.

Beekeepers remind of a safer way to remove bees  KAIT

Spring is in full bloom and that means bees are out, but what do you do when you have an unwanted hive near your home?

A-State kicks off Black History Month with Soul Food Dinner  KAIT

This month is Black History Month, and the A-State campus kicked it off with the annual soul food dinner.

VPA holds annual father-daughter dance  KAIT

Fathers and daughters at Visual and Performing Arts in Jonesboro got to dance the night away at the annual father daughter dance.

Pie for Parkinson’s raises money for Rock Steady program  KAIT

St. Bernards Health and Wellness fundraises for Rock Steady program during Parkinson's Awareness Month.

PASSE groups meet with Medicaid providers before phase II launch  KAIT

The Provider-lead Arkansas Shares Savings Entity (PASSE) held a town-hall meeting Wednesday for Medicaid providers, introducing phase two of the new ...

Popsicle drive benefits JPD community policing  KAIT

AlticeUSA's Suddenlink branch in Jonesboro helped collect some sweet treats for our local officers to hand out over the summer.

Blood drive “battle” benefits everyone  KAIT

First responders in Greene and Craighead counties had a little friendly competition Thursday that benefited everyone in the end.

Bank on Arkansas launches in NEA  KAIT

Friday was the official launch of the Bank on Arkansas program in Northeast Arkansas.

Foster families needed in Northeast Arkansas  KAIT

There is always a need for foster families in Arkansas, but some Region 8 counties are seeing a greater need than others.

A-State prepares for former President Bill Clinton’s visit  KAIT

Preparations are underway for former president Bill Clinton's visit to A-State Monday.

Local groups learn to identify human trafficking signs  KAIT

Local professional groups, including law enforcement and educators, learned some important steps in identifying human trafficking Friday.

Craighead County breaks ground on Crisis Stabilization Unit  KAIT

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - It is a project that has been years in the making, but Friday was the official groundbreaking of the Crisis Stabilization Unit.

School adds new security cameras  KAIT

One Region 8 School added 28 new security cameras to their district this week.

Miner Academy allows students to learn at own pace  KATV

The traditional classroom setting doesn't fit all students' needs. That is why the Bauxite School District has started a charter school with an individualized ...

Parent, school comment after student found 2 miles away from school  KAIT

A parent is concerned with her child's safety after he was found playing alone in a ditch, when he was supposed to be on a school bus.

Walnut Ridge looking to buy new fire truck  KAIT

Walnut Ridge held a public hearing Thursday night to decide on some needed upgrades in the town.

Police Chief reacts to violent start of 2019  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott addressed the violent start to the year Thursday, in the midst of two ongoing investigations.

Future for Felons discusses Prison Rape Elimination Act  KAIT

Future for Felons had a town hall meeting Friday to discuss sexual misconduct against women in prison.

Rector Lego team to compete in international tournament  KAIT

One Region 8 team is heading to California this May to compete in an international competition.

Youth celebration kicks off Martin Luther King Jr. Day  KAIT

Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Day is Monday, but we started the celebrations a day early here in Region 8.

Graduations, baccalaureates scheduled at high schools  Arkansas Online

Following are dates for baccalaureate ceremonies and graduations for high schools in the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area:

Celebration of life held for prominent Jonesboro woman  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Community members came together Saturday to celebrate not only the life of Elder Susan Woods Rodgers but the legacy she leaves ...

Jonesboro Parks and Recreation holds final public bike trail meeting  KAIT

Thursday was the last public meeting for the Jonesboro Bike Trail plans.

Bauxite hires former Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton  KATV

Daryl Patton will be named the new football coach at Bauxite High School, a source tells Channel 7's *content* partner, Hooten's Arkansas Football.Two weeks ...

Jonesboro Street Department preparing for winter weather  KAIT

Jonesboro's Street Department prepares for possible winter weather over the weekend.

Local hazmat team explains how to prepare for the unexpected  KAIT

While the truck explosion in Camden Wednesday was extremely unusual, it's something everyone wants to be prepared to handle.

Local restaurant, farmer say their romaine is safe  KAIT

Despite warnings from the CDC, one local restaurant is still selling romaine lettuce, because they know their grower.

New voting machines allow more convenience for voters  KAIT

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday on Thursday demonstrated how to use the county's new voting machines.

UPDATE: Bauxite lockdown lifted | The Saline Courier  Benton Courier

3:43 p.m. According to Bauxite School District officials, the temporary lockdown as been lifted. ••••••••••. According to Bauxite High School Principal Ann Webb, ...

City Council position decided by roll of the dice  KAIT

A game of chance decided the fate of one Region 8 city council position Thursday.

Trumann High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hamilton Open

The Trumann High School duo of Jay Morgan and Jackson Darr, both of Trumann, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, ...

New head coach to instill character, hard work  Arkansas Online

For Mike Guthrie, becoming a coach was never really a goal. He spent most of his younger days dreaming of joining and eventually retiring from military *service* ...

Athletes, coaches chosen to participate in All-Star Week  Arkansas Online

A large contingent of athletes and coaches from the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area will convene at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway this week for ...

JAMES E. TURNER  El Dorado News-Times

James Earl “Buddy” Turner, 56, of Harrell, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 17, 2018. He was born Oct. 14, 1961, in El Dorado, to George Amon Turner ...

Second athletic trainer joins Conway Regional  Log Cabin Democrat

Jacob Walton-Conner, a certified athletic trainer, has joined Conway Regional Health System and is currently providing athletic training services at Conway ...

The 2010 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team | Cover Stories  Arkansas Times

Meet the 2010 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team. It's the 16th year for the only statewide recognition of academic achievement. The winners will be ...

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