White Hall School District patrons rejected a proposed millage increase Tuesday that would have paid for a $26.4 million building project.
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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Nature Conservancy in presenting a check for $250,000 to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to fund a program to improve unpaved county roads and protect bodies of water.
Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia has named students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester.
The self-styled ambassador from the Conch Republic who was convicted of federal charges and is awaiting trial on state charges said in a letter to The Commercial that he is working on the development of a new personal protection device and will open a shipping and receiving department for the company this summer in Pine Bluff.
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, a decision that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge called good news and the Sierra Club called disappointing.
Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 Bay St., will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Dinners cost $10 and will include chicken, potato salad, barbecue beans, cake and bread.
A $2,500 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly hit a woman in the face with the door of a vehicle Sunday.
A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly used another person’s bank debit card to obtain cash.
From left, Jack Davis and Jay Cromwell grill sausage patties as their part of sharing the labors during the 99th annual Men’s Club Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Trinity Episcopal Church on Tuesday. The pancake recipe, Mamma Malley’s Butter Milk Pancakes, is not a secret. Club members published a home-use version several years ago. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)
Moody Elementary School in White Hall School District named its Students of the Month for January. They are, first row, Ja’Shel Shaw, Addie Cole, Sally Cash, Isaac Gabriel, Addison Woolley, Zahria Dean; second row, from left, Madison Phillips, Tyrese Townsend, Grace Morara, Bryce Terry, Brooklyn Powell, Caleb Shadle; third row, from left, Malaysia Phongsyry, Taylor Nelson, Abigail Deaton, and Ruby Prater. (Special to The Commercial)