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Blake Street Accident

Two people — the drivers — went to the hospital to be checked out for injuries after this two-car accident at Sixth Avenue and Blake Street on Monday, according to police. Staff with Cato’s Transmission of Pine Bluff already had one vehicle on the tow truck and were preparing to tow the second vehicle as well. No further details were immediately available. (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)

Scholarships awarded

Joe Clement, center, of Simmons Bank, presented scholarship checks to three recent Pine Bluff High School graduates during a Pine Bluff Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

Boozman sees smooth sailing for VA nominee

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s choice to take over the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs should sail through the Senate confirmation process, according to U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Day camp set Saturday

A community wide Vacation Bible School day camp will be held Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St.

WC sets free, reduced price meal policy

The Watson Chapel School District will provide free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1 and the price for a paid student lunch is $1.50.