Kirsten Pieri-May, Region 8 News

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Past articles by Kirsten:

Independence Co. to eliminate residential recycling pickup

The recycling program ran by Independence County is about to undergo some changes, resulting in the loss of curbside pickup for residents. → Read More

Watermelon Festival committee creates scholarship for young farm

Organizers of the Cave City Watermelon Festival is working to ensure that the next generation of farmers knows they are supported. → Read More

Number of foster children down, specific home needs still not me

Although the number of foster homes in Region 8 has increased over the past year, there are still specific fostering needs that are still not met. → Read More

Farmers expecting good year for cotton

Farming is a big part of the economy in Northeast Arkansas and is also often a gamble. → Read More

Courthouse preservation grant used to make bathrooms accessible

Crews will widen and make other improvements to the first-floor bathrooms of the Independence County courthouse to make them accessible to people in wheelchairs. → Read More

Cave City watermelon growers warn against knockoffs

It doesn’t quite feel like summertime in Sharp County until the Cave City watermelons hit the stands and that happened this past week. → Read More

City building monument to honor veterans

There will soon be a new monument in Cave City to honor the town’s veterans. → Read More

Pyrotechnics crew spends days preparing for Freedom Fest

The Premier Pyrotechnics crew was hard at work for two days before Wednesday night’s big Freedom Fest Fireworks Show. → Read More

World War II veteran honored at annual Piggott Picnic and Homeco

A World War II Veteran who spent most of his childhood in Piggott was honored on Independence Day at the town's annual picnic and homecoming. → Read More

New mosquito eradicator flying off store shelves

A new product that claims to eradicate mosquitoes is flying off the shelves at local stores as people hope to fight back against the large mosquito population this summer. → Read More

Strong business growth continues on Caraway Road

The announcement of Sue’s Kitchen moving to Caraway Road after more than 30 years downtown highlights the growth of that area of Jonesboro. → Read More

New board president hopes fair revitalization draws large crowd

The Sharp County Fair is expected to be back and even better for 2018. → Read More

Mayor hopes park improvements boost tourism

Summertime brings a lot of work in parks around the City of Hardy, which the mayor said is a big focus for him. → Read More

Independence County moves to state's top incentive tier by AEDC

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission recently announced their new incentive tier rankings for 2018. → Read More

Police issue warning after multiple huffing incidents over weeke

Huffing air duster and other chemicals is a problem many local police departments deal with and Batesville police have seen several cases recently. → Read More

Social media causes problems in local child abuse case

The Gosnell Police Department has arrested two people in connection with a child abuse case. → Read More

Two arrested in child abuse case

The Gosnell Police Department has arrested two people in connection with a child abuse case. → Read More

New committee to lead redevelopment push

A new committee was formed in Jonesboro this week with the goal of revitalizing the corridor between Arkansas State University and Downtown. → Read More

2018 mosquito season expected to be long

Thursday marked the official first day of summer but the hot weather and bugs have made it feel like it for weeks in Northeast Arkansas. → Read More

Arkansas's newest town breaks ground for city hall

A groundbreaking held Wednesday signaled the start of something new for the City of Southside. → Read More