Hutchinson: Hope Summit should lead to action

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he believes the eventual outcome of this week’s Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will be not just hope but also commitments from the faith community and nonprofit groups to help improve the state’s foster care and prisoner re-entry systems.

AG: Keep information private from app companies, scammers

Technology is constantly evolving and leading to new ways to make everyday tasks a little easier — from grocery shopping to mapping out directions and automatically paying the bills. According to Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. More people are browsing app stores to download games, utilities and other useful applications.

SEARK admissions director receives award

Barbara Dunn, right, director of admissions at Southeast Arkansas College, displays the leadership award she received from the Arkansas Community College Association, as Michael Gunter, vice president for student affairs, visits during the closing ceremony. Dunn recently completed the Arkansas Community College’s leadership program, designed to provide greater insight into community college leadership responsibilities. The session included representatives from the 22 two-year colleges. Participants heard current and former college presidents, department of higher education leaders, finance experts, and others who serve in leadership roles in higher education. They also met with legislators at the state Capitol. (Special to The Commercial)

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UAPB sets agriculture field day Sept. 17

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.

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Minimum numbers for Arkansas success

LITTLE ROCK — For Arkansas to win eight or more, certain minimums must be met and this look at a dozen numbers that will shape the season is suitable for saving until season’s end to be matched against the team’s W-L record.

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PB youth writes book

Tatyana R. Griffin, 12 years old, of Pine Bluff has written “The Heart is the Key,” a collection of poems and artwork from a youth’s point of view.

Louisiana Purchase Exhibit on display at UAM

In 1815, a land surveyor named Prospect Robbins began walking north from the mouth of the Arkansas River. At the same time, a second surveyor, Joseph C. Robbins, began a trek west from the mouth of the St. Francis River.

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