Tri-Lakes Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 24, 2016

Things to know before buying a new grill

The barbecue industry is sizzling in 2016, according to a new survey commissioned by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association that reveals consumers are barbecuing more this year, and many plan to purchase new grills. Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults own a grill, and more than a third (37 percent) of those surveyed said they had plans to purchase a new one in 2016. Nearly a third (30 percent) of current owners plan to grill with ... READ MORE

Under the summer stars: Catching crappie during nighttime KEITH SUTTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It had been hot in Arkansas for weeks. The thermometer shot up to 101 degrees one day, and it had been over 100 for close to a month.