Oak Park, Southeast schools to close

The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School at the end of the current academic year because of declining enrollment and a subsequent drop in funding.

Correction

An article published Wednesday about the Pine Bluff School Board of Directors voting to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School incorrectly reported board member Andrea Roaf-Little’s vote. She voted for the closures.

Keystone XL veto stands

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without further administrative approval.

Chess Winner

William Donham is congratulated by his teacher, Lynell Bowen***, after winning at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative’s Chess Tournament.

Correction

William Donham was congratulated by his teacher, Lynell Bowen, after winning at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative’s Chess Tournament. Bowen’s name was misspelled in the caption with the picture in Tuesday’s edition.

News

Ice, snow snarl Southeast Arkansas

A storm dropped heavy sleet and snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Southeast Arkansas, transforming roads into veritable ice rinks.

Sports

UAPB, Valley to play Friday

The regular season finale for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State basketball teams had to wait a day longer after inclement weather struck Mississippi on Thursday.

After massive win, Lions shift focus to Panthers

That Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s win over previously unbeaten No. 7 Mississippi State was arguably the Golden Lions’ second biggest win of the past week speaks volumes about how far the program has come.

Accent

More winter recipes

Because Old Man Winter has seen fit to give us another round of snow and ice this week, we at The Commercial are once again in the mood for some comfort food a bit ahead of schedule.

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