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With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear

With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear
Doug McHenry, CEO of Soul of the South, a TV network based in Little Rock. The company is attempting to turn around operations despite legal and financial struggles.

The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes $250,000 on a loan from the state. But at least one board member says he is hopeful that good things are in the works.
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AEDC Director's Wife Hired as Anchor for SSN Media

The wife of Mike Preston, the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has landed a new job. The television news personality was hired on at SSN Media Gateway at the end of June, according to Managing Partner Jeff Lyle.
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KARK/KLRT Adds Three New Reporters, New Show Host

The combined newsroom of KARK-TV, Channel 4, and KLRT-TV, Channel 16, has announced the addition of three reporters and a new host for its Sunday political program.
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