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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

USS Hoga joins USS Razorback at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The USS Hoga, a tugboat that saw action at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on Monday became the second World War II vessel to be docked at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. The USS Razorback, a submarine that was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered to the United States, was added to the Museum in 2004 and opened to the public in 2005.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost less this year

LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families about $1 less to prepare the classic Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to a decline in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 30th annual survey, it will cost $45.25 for a family of 10, or $4.52 per person, to enjoy the feast. Last year’s average was $46.23.


Alliance/chamber offices to close for holidays

The offices of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson County Alliance for Jefferson County will close Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.


UAPB men drop game at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Arkansas-Pine Bluff men’s basketball team put up a solid fight in the second half of Tuesday night’s game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor opening 20 minutes.

Rison set to face another challenging opponent

The Rison Wildcats opened up postseason play with a second-round win over the Gurdon Go-Devils last week. The Wildcats were able to hold on and win by the score of 26-21, and now they have a chance to compete in the quarterfinals.


Relyance Crown Club tours Savannah

Historic Savannah, the “Belle of Georgia” and the Golden Isles of Georgia were the destination recently for 48 members and guests of the Relyance Bank Crown Club. A lunch stop at Jason’s Deli was a treat on their first day of travel to Birmingham, Alabama.


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