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Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

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 plans fundraiser Feb. 13

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.

Supper’s ready

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 honors January Students of the Month

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)


The White Hall School Board voted Tuesday against firing Anthony Law. The name of the employee was incorrect in Thursday’s edition of The Commercial. The reporting of the incorrect name was based off of the school district’s minutes from the meeting. On Friday, the school district issued a corrected version of the minutes that included the correct name.

Election commission to meet for special election

The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners will meet for the White Hall School District special election on Tuesday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Election Center for the purpose of monitoring the election, announcing unofficial results for early voting, absentee voting, election results after 7:30 p.m. and any other business that may come before the board.

Dads and kids

Pictured are, top left: Darius Culclager and Nikiyah Culclager; top right: Barry Williams and Makiyah Williams; bottom left: Paul Johnson and Moriyah Collins; bottom right: Ronald Edwards and Ai’Saya Bell. 34th Avenue Elementary fathers attended lunch with their children on Oct. 29, 2015, during Drug Awareness Week. Fathers are invited to contribute their time on Friday, Feb. 26, for a schoolwide Read Quest. This day will be filled with reading, door prizes, music and refreshments. (Special to The Commercial)