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Food processing business topic at workshops

How to start a food processing business will be explained during workshops at Pine Bluff and two other cities in October. The sessions are being presented by the Arkansas Food Innovation Center, which assists entrepreneurs with processing value-added food products.

ABATE District 20 plans meeting

Pine Bluff/Sheridan ABATE District 20 will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Delta Rivers Nature Center at Regional Park. The agenda will include the Hot Springs rally, Sept. 10-12. All members and interested riders are invited to attend.

Hutchinson: Hope Summit should lead to action

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he believes the eventual outcome of this week’s Governor’s Restore Hope Summit will be not just hope but also commitments from the faith community and nonprofit groups to help improve the state’s foster care and prisoner re-entry systems.

AG: Keep information private from app companies, scammers

Technology is constantly evolving and leading to new ways to make everyday tasks a little easier — from grocery shopping to mapping out directions and automatically paying the bills. According to Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. More people are browsing app stores to download games, utilities and other useful applications.