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Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Tiffany Bone said.

New studies mean big changes to cardiac care

The American Heart Association holds its annual Scientific Sessions conference every November. Each year, researchers and clinicians from across the world come and present groundbreaking studies. This year’s conference, which took place about two weeks ago in Chicago, was no exception. While there were innumerable studies presented, a couple of them have the potential to have immediate and drastic impact on how cardiac patients are cared for.

Feeding Frenzy

A flock of pelicans preyed on fish at Lake Saracen on Friday. The American White Pelicans, which have the largest wingspan of any North American bird, have been stopping at the lake in recent weeks on their migratory route south. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Free Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for families to gather around the table and eat a good meal. Unfortunately, some Pine Bluff residents don’t have that opportunity, but Feed a Friend Outreach Ministries seeks to change all that.