Calendar of Events

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Ridgway spelling champions

Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)

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.


Food safety 2-13-16

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.


Magnolia girls dominate White Hall

WHITE HALL — This has been a very difficult season for the White Hall Bulldogs, and things wouldn’t get much easier on Friday evening at they played host to the Magnolia Panthers. Magnolia is currently sitting in the second place spot in the 5A-South Conference standings, and their only two league losses have come to the first and third placed teams.

Dry spell seals Lions’ fate

BATON ROUGE, La. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff was unable to carry over the momentum from its comeback win on Monday night, falling to Southern by a 66-58 final score on Saturday.

UAPB women come up short

BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite shooting 52 percent on field goals, 75 percent on three-pointers and 83.3 percent on free throws, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball team came up short on Saturday afternoon.


Synergy Forum grant applications available

Synergy Forum Inc. is accepting applications for the spring 2016 Synergy Inc. Grants. Nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County may contact grant chairman, Ginger Casteel, , to request an application.


Leona Sandoval and Rogelio Sandoval of Pine Bluff gave birth to a baby girl, Kassandra Sandoval, on Feb. 5. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Her grandparents are Vanessa and Lloyd Truhett of Pine Bluff; and Rogelio Sandoval of North Little Rock.


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