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Arkansas ACT scores show improvement

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in higher numbers and on average scored higher than the 2013 senior class, the state Department of Education said Wednesday in a news release.

Pine Bluff district loses enrollment, funding

The Pine Bluff School District saw a decline of 163 students between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 based on its average daily attendance figures as measured from August to March, Director of Business and Finance Pam Winkler told the school board Tuesday night.


A photo caption that was published Saturday with an article about vaccinations contained incorrect information. The caption should have read: Jefferson County Health Department nurse Elaine Sims administers a Hepatitis B shot to Dhavarian Avery, 5. Avery will be entering kindergarten at Oak Park Elementary School.

Political filings

The following is a list of people who have filed through Monday to run as independent candidates in the Nov. 4 general election for local municipal offices.

Back-to-School Fair

Rebecca Collins, left in blue shirt, speaks with Stephanie Courtney, right in white shirt, a certified parent educator from Jefferson Comprehensive Care System Inc. Childcare Aware of Southeast Arkansas, during an open house fair at the JCCSI Center on Monday.