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Kyle Massey

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Kyle Massey, who was born in Conway and raised in Newport, has been at Arkansas Business since February 2016. He began his journalism career as a sports writer at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway before moving on as an editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Charlotte Observer. For 17 years, he served in editing roles at the New York Times in Manhattan. He and his wife, Kerry Prichard, have four grown children.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Ritter Communications Announces $7M Hot Springs Project

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro, the state's largest locally-owned broadband provider, on Friday announced a $7 million infrastructure project to underpin a high-tech communications and business services system in Hot Springs. read more >

For Bold Team, Here Are the Players

Bold Team LLC, the state's first operating medical marijuana cultivator, owes its name to four of its owners and executives: Brown, Orman, Lercher and Drennan. read more >

Bold Team Provides Peek at Arkansas' First Legal Pot Operation This article is available only in print.

Bold Team LLC is growing the state's first legal marijuana in Cotton Plant. Arkansas Business took a tour of the company's $6 million operation. read more >

The Secret Life of Marijuana Plants This article is available only in print.

The town is Cotton Plant, but since Bold Team LLC opened the state's first operating medical marijuana cultivation center, the municipality stands to reap a windfall from the cannabis plant. read more >

Like the Game Itself, 2019 Ads Not So Super

Nice ads outnumbered good plays in Super Bowl LIII, a record low-scoring affair that left the New England Patriots champions again, 13-3 victors over the Los Angeles Rams. read more >

Longtime Conway Banker Lori Case Melton Joins Dave Creek Media

Conway banker Lori Case Melton, known for being First State Bank's first employee long before it became Centennial Bank, has joined Dave Creek Media of Conway as a marketing consultant, changing industries but not her specialty. read more >

SAU Tech Partners With Today's Power, OECC in Solar Project

South Arkansas' march toward solar power got another nudge Friday when Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden broke ground on a 1-megawatt array to generate more than two-thirds of the campus' electricity. read more >

KARK's Kellerman, Who Put Spotlight On 'Babe Bracket,' Heading Home to Texas

KARK-TV News Director Austin Kellerman says he's going home to Texas to work for parent company Nexstar Communications, ending a seven-year stint of directing news coverage for the Little Rock NBC affiliate. read more >

Arkansas Cannabis Lineup Set: Last 3 Dispensaries Pay Fees

The starting lineup for Arkansas' medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing industry is now set, pending complaint investigations, according to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, which oversees enforcement of the new system. read more >

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution. read more >