HGTV to Feature Jonesboro Couple


Tune in to HGTV this weekend to see a couple select their dream lake home in Suddenlink-served Jonesboro. The new episode of reality series “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” premieres on Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The couple will tour both fixer-upper and move-in ready properties in the area, with the help of real estate agent Jason Rhodes. With a budget of $199,000, the Jonesboro residents hope to find the perfect vacation home.

HGTV is available to virtually to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Happy Earth Day from Suddenlink

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For our Green Team in Arkansas, every day is Earth Day.  Employee volunteers in the Jonesboro and Russellville cable systems head up year-round electronics recycling programs.  The Green Team collects small electronic equipment items for environmentally safe disposal. Items may be dropped off at the Jonesboro and Russellville Suddenlink offices, or look for the “eCycling” trailer at various recycling events in both cities. 

Today, Community Media Specialist Troy Smith took the eCycling trailer to collect e-waste at Arkansas State University’s Earth Day celebration.  Since launching in 2009, the Suddenlink Arkansas eCycling program has collected nearly 100 tons of used electronic gear.

Mid South Communities Get TiVo Stream

Today we announced the availability of TiVo® Stream service to many communities in our Mid South region.  TiVo Stream allows customers to stream TV shows around the house wirelessly on iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones, and also transfer DVR-recorded programs to the same mobile devices for later viewing on the go.

Ability to transfer some programs to TiVo Stream devices may be prohibited by the program owners. Android devices and access to video-on-demand content will be added later.

TiVo Stream is now available to our customers in the following Mid South communities (listed by state): ARKANSAS — Arkadelphia, Atkins, Batesville, Clarksville, Dardanelle, Dover, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Helena, Hot Springs Village, Jonesboro, Lamar, London, Magnolia, Malvern, Morrilton, Mountain Home, Newport, Pocahontas, Pottsville and Russellville; LOUISIANA — Alexandria, Bastrop, Bossier City, Boyce, DeRidder, Iowa, Lake Charles, Leesville, Minden, Natchitoches, Ruston, Sulphur and Minden; MISSISSIPPI – Greenville; MISSOURI — Aurora, Branson, Carthage, Monett, Nixa and St. Joseph.

Since October, TiVo Stream has been launched in more than 60 Suddenlink communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas. We expect to further expand the availability of TiVo Stream to additional markets in the near future.

World’s Eyes on Jonesboro as Pole Vault Capital

Could the pole vault capital of the USA be Jonesboro, Ark.?  Some would say so.  Olympian Jeremy Scott trains there at Bell Athletics under the tutelage of Olympic medalist Earl Bell.  Scott begins vaulting at a qualifying session in London tomorrow, and hopes to make it to Friday’s medal competition.  To learn more about Scott and a training facility that brings in Olympic hopefuls from around the country, check out this report that Suddenlink viewers saw recently on Jonesboro’s KAIT-TV.

Bell Athletics is gaining worldwide attention, too.  See a video report from Great Britain’s BBC and a CBS report on Bell’s father Dr. William Bell, 90, attempting to break the world pole vault record for his age group.

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.