Winfrey to dedicate Maya Angelou stamp

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp next Tuesday, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Ark.

Simmons appoints 3 board members

Simmons First National Corp. announced the appointments of Mark C. Doramus, Christopher R. “Chris” Kirkland and Joseph D. “Joe” Porter to its board of directors, according to George A. Makris Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.

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Alderman Bill Brumett said that he should have used the word “acknowledged” instead of “accepted” in an article in Saturday’s edition of The Commercial when he was describing J.C. Cunnigham’s response to his apologies.

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Panel backs bill on teaching of American history

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require a review of American history prior to 1820 in history, civic or social studies classes in middle or high school received a House committee’s endorsement Tuesday.

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