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Lee Street Lyrical.  Pictured, Buddy Case (left) and Casey Penn (right)
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  Lee Street Lyrical & Special Guests will perform a concert of bluegrass and acoustic music on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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KASU will be making some much-needed repairs to the studio-transmitter link dish around 1:00 pm today.  While our crews are making these repairs, KASU will be going off of the air temporarily during that time.

The outage will only affect anyone listening to our signal on the radio at 91.9 FM.  Our crews will be working as quickly as possible to make sure we're back on the air so you can continue to enjoy programming.

This was designed by Anna Chaplain of Harrisburg.  The Arkansas Agriculture Department will use this design for its Arkansas Grown program.
Arkansas Department of Agriculture

The design submitted by Anna Chaplain, a senior at Harrisburg High School, has been chosen as the winner of the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s contest for a new Arkansas Grown program t-shirt.    The winning design is displayed below:

The design below submitted by Chris McMillian of Little Rock for a children’s t-shirt has been selected as an honorary winner:

Johnathan Reaves / KASU News

JONESBORO – When the lineup featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss was announced in July for the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, John Carter Cash, Grammy-winning son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, promised that this year’s festival would be like none other. 

Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Dr. Brittany Hendricks, instructor in the Department of Music at Arkansas State University, will present a faculty recital on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  Admission is free.

Kristy Cates, KASU Development Director
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Kristy Cates has been named development director for KASU-FM, the National Public Radio (NPR) member station licensed to Arkansas State University. In announcing the station’s newest staff member, station manager Mark Smith said Cates brings a wealth of experience to the position.

Mark Smith, KASU Station Manager
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Mark Smith, a long-time member of the KASU campus radio station staff at Arkansas State University, has been named station manager. Smith officially took on the role following the retirement of Mike Doyle in July. KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000-watt public broadcasting service of A-State in Jonesboro. 

Cynthia Barnhill / KASU Graphics Design, Photojournalism Intern

The following filings were posted by Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday on his office’s Facebook page.  These listings will be updated frequently so please check back.

New filings are in bold. At the end of the list will be a list of filings that have been received but have not yet been checked to confirm the validity of signatures gathered.   

Author John Anderson is the keynote presenter at the symposium during the 2018 Johnny Cash Festival, Oct. 18-20.
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – A schedule of topics that explore “The Ties that Bind” has been set for the academic symposium at the three-day 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18-20, in Dyess. All sessions will be held at the visitors center in the Dyess Colony Circle and are free and open to the public.

Cast Photo: (from left) David Norris as Angie, Katelyn Stanton as Pigeon, Kassidy Ratz as Stuart, Whitley Fore Newman as Margalo, and Phillip Powell as Snowbell.
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The second production of the 2018 Summer Children’s Theatre season starts Tuesday, July 26, at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, on the Arkansas State University campus.

The 25th season of children’s theatre will continue with “Stuart Little" by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the story by E.B. White.  The endearing classic about a mouse, Stuart Little, born into an ordinary New York family.  The evolves around the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse.

The Kody Norris Show:  left to right, Tyler Wiseman, Josiah Tyree, Mary Rachel Nalley, Kody Norris
The Kody Norris Show

The Kody Norris Show will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Dr. Martha Spack has been appointed as the Dean of Students for Arkansas State University, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced this week.

Exterior of the Arkansas State University Museum on the Jonesboro Campus
Brandon Tabor / KASU News

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University Museum’s newest exhibit, "Eat Well, Play Well," is now open and continues until Aug. 7.

Visitors at this highly interactive, hands-on exhibit will test their flexibility and balancing scores, make healthy eating and fitness choices on a computer, and peddle like mad as they work off calories of chosen, virtual snacks.

Dr. Kelly Damphousse, ASUJ Chancellor, giving remarks at the Red Wolf Convention Center groundbreaking ceremony.
Brandon Tabor / KASU News

JONESBORO – Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced the creation of two new administrative positions and the reorganization of several administrative divisions in an email to the Arkansas State University faculty and staff today.

In photo, left to right, Justin Harrison, Calder Baker, Carolyn Routh, Daniel Routh
Nu-Blu

The band Nu-Blu will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Alison Krauss
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival is pleased to announce a special featured presentation with performances by Grammy record-holder Alison Krauss, award-winning singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, Grammy-winning producer/performer John Carter Cash, and pop/soul/country artist Ana Cristina Cash, with more to come. 

Michael Doyle, KASU Station Manager
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – Mike Doyle, station manager of KASU 91.9 FM and longtime Arkansas State University instructor, is retiring at the end of this academic year.  Staff, family, and friends are planning to send him off with an informal retirement reception on Thursday, May 24.

Doyle has served as KASU station manager since 2008.  Listeners recognize his voice in a variety of original KASU programming, especially on various music shows such as Arkansas Roots and Music from the Isles. 

Cynthia Barnhill / KASU Photojournalim-Graphics Designer Intern
Cynthia Barnhill / KASU Photojournalim-Graphics Designer Intern

The Arkansas primary elections are underway as residents cast their vote for candidates to run in November mid-term election.  Arkansas Republicans have a full roster of candidates competing for the GOP primary in positions for Governor and Secretary of State.  Democrats also have candidates vying for a gubernatorial position.  Also, a 3-way race is going on for a spot on the state Supreme Court.

Trinity River Band: (L to R) Michael Harris, Lisa Harris, Sarah Harris, Joshua Harris, Brianna Harris
Trinity River Band

  The Trinity River Band will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Johnny Cash boyhood home
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of historically significant properties.

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Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of the Doublebee’s gas station in Walnut Ridge, Ark., located at 1003 Hwy 63, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease.

Po' Ramblin' Boys
Arkansas State University

JONESBORO – The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. 

Tito Deler
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JONESBORO – KASU and the Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages at Arkansas State University, together with the West End Neighborhood Association, will present the Arkansas Roots Music Festival Saturday, April 14.

The festival will begin at 12 noon at Jonesboro’s City, Water, and Light Park at 1123 S. Culberhouse St.  In case of rain, the festival will move to A-State’s Humanities and Social Science Building, Auditorium 1028. 

Carl R. Reng Student Union
Arkansas State University

Updated 4/4/18 with additional details.

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has received a ‘historic’ gift from a Business College alumnus. 

Neil Griffin donated $10 million to the College of Business.  At a public ceremony Tuesday, ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch read a letter from Governor Asa Hutchinson, who was unable to attend the event.  Hutchinson expressed his gratitude for Griffin’s gift.

Breaking Grass from left to right, Tyler White, Zach Wooten, Cody Farrar, Britt Sheffield, Jody Elmore
BreakingGrass.com

The band Breaking Grass will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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BEEBE, Ark. – Huron Consulting Group today outlined a series of recommendations to the Arkansas State University System that would increase revenue, cut costs and improve efficiencies.
 

Here is a list of the final candidates filing for local offices in Craighead County.  The following list was provided by the office of the Craighead County Clerk.

DonnaUlisse.com

Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
ArkansasHouse.org

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will go before the state legislators to deliver the state of the state address.  The address will kick off Arkansas' fiscal session, in which the biggest fight will be on how to fund Arkansas Works, the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program. 

Johnathan Reeves / KASU News

Jonesboro Unlimited is holding their annual luncheon and discussing economic opportunities for the area.  You can watch the video below:

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