Remembering the Civil Rights Movement: the Selma March

Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School students are studying the Civil Rights Movement and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Students walked around city streets Friday to celebrate King leading a peaceful march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., calling for racial equality and social justice. (Pine Bluff Commercial/ David Hutter)

Correction

A report by the Arkansas News Bureau published Friday incorrectly stated that the drug RU-486 is known as the “morning after” pill. The two are not the same thing.

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)

News

City settles Davis-Jones lawsuit

The city of Pine Bluff has reached a settlement with former Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones in her lawsuit against the city over her 2013 firing.

AG: Beware of refund-anticipation products

LITTLE ROCK — Paying off bills, setting money aside for a future vacation or building up savings are just a few examples of what many consumers plan to do with a tax refund, if they expect to receive one. Few, if any, have carved out plans to give a large portion of the refund right back to a tax preparer or financial institution.

Sports

UAM women bounce back against Ouachita Baptist

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms bounced back from a road loss to No. 23 Harding in a 73-52 home win against the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers inside Steelman Field House on Thursday night.

Zebras’ Williams commits to SAU

Pine Bluff senior Jayshon Williams has verbally committed to play football this fall at Southern Arkansas, Zebras head coach Bobby Bolding announced Thursday.

Accent

Exhibit at UAPB showcases photographs of Rogerline Johnson Jr.

Photographic images taken by famous self-taught photographer Rogerline Johnson Jr. of Helena between 1952 and 1971 are on display at the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center through March 31.

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