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Easy Breezy

Old Glory got a workout on Monday. This 30-foot by 60-foot flag atop a 130-foot pole, at the Smart auto dealerships in White Hall, had no troubling unfurling and staying that way as wind gusts as high as 38 mph blew through the area. The breezy day came on the heels of a cold front and was strengthened by the confluence of another front in the Ohio Valley, according to Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Hood said conditions would be similar on Tuesday although not quite as windy, and the cooler temperatures would remain with the chilliest morning occurring on Wednesday when the lows would be in the upper 20s. Asked if there was any snow in the forecast, Hood said there were a few flurries Monday in Northwest Arkansas but nothing in the immediate future for the Pine Bluff area. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Byron Tate)

UAPB center to recognize grantees

The University of Arkansas Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions will announce grant funding to the University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The presentations will be made at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in UAPB’s Childress Hall.


U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s re-election campaign raised $652,241 in the fourth quarter of 2015. An Arkansas News Bureau story published Tuesday failed to include transfers from other committees in the total and therefore listed a smaller amount.