1. Are you ready for some football? The high school football season will kick off this Friday. The Pine Bluff Zebras will play against Fort Smith Northside at 7 p.m. at home. The Dollarway Cardinals will play against West Helena Central at 7 p.m. at home. The Watson Chapel Wildcats will play at Batesville at 7 p.m. The White Hall Bulldogs will play at Van Buren at 7 p.m. The college football season kicks off this weekend. The University of Pine Bluff at Arkansas Golden Lions play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Arkansas Razorback football team will play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Arkansas State University Red Wolves football team plays at 10 a.m. Saturday. Check the sports section for television listings of the games.
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LITTLE ROCK — Several members of the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding voiced interest Thursday in recommending a fuel-tax increase to help fund highway needs, though one member said the idea is not politically feasible.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling this Labor Day weekend.
The removal of fallen buildings and structurally unsafe buildings in the 400 to 500 block of Main Street may take longer than one person involved in the project originally anticipated.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into most of the allegations in a blogger’s ethics complaint against state Treasurer Dennis Milligan.
The Salvation Army, 501 E. 12th Ave., will be accepting requests for Christmas assistance on the following dates:
A section of Interstate 530 that includes White Hall is being repaired, resulting in the highway being reduced to one lane of travel in each direction for about three months.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced his intention to pardon two Southeast Arkansas residents.
Several agencies have announced dates they will observe Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7:
The White Hall School District has assigned a long-term certified substitute teacher to take over the classes formerly taught by Jason Bolick, who was arrested on drug-related charges on Aug. 27.