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A Night to Remember

Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, a Pine Bluff native, speaks to the crowd during Thursday night’s Home Runs and Heroes dinner at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. The dinner raised funds for the completion of the Torii Hunter Baseball and Softball Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Event organizer Bill Jones announced at the dinner that Hunter would fund for the completion of the ballpark, which opened in 2011. (Pine Bluff Commercial/I.C. Murrell)

AKA supports Selma, director

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter, supported the first African American female nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Director, AKA member Ava DuVernay, by attending a special showing of Selma on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Carmike Pines Mall 8 theater.