Suddenlink Supports ASU Historical Projects

Suddenlink of Jonesboro, Ark., hosted the premiere of an Arkansas State University (ASU) student-produced documentary, “The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas.” The film, produced, directed and written by Jonesboro native John M. Pasmore, tells the history of a Depression-era New Deal resettlement colony. Dyess was country music legend Johnny Cash’s hometown.

ASU’s Department of Heritage Sites is currently restoring some key Dyess Colony buildings and Cash’s boyhood home.

“We were proud to be a part of the premiere because this documentary is a great prelude to understanding the importance of ASU’s preservation efforts,” said Suddenlink Mid South Regional Manager of Community and Government Relations LaDawn Fuhr. Fuhr is pictured at the premiere with documentarian Pasmore (left) and historical author Dr. Donald Holley.

“The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas” will be playing on ASU-TV, Suddenlink Cable Channel 18 in Jonesboro. It can also be seen on all of Suddenlink’s local cable channels across Arkansas, as well as in Branson, Mo., and Greenville and Greenwood, Miss.