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Golden Lions picked to finish fifth in the Western Division

Recently, the Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2016 pre-season predictions, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions didn’t fare well. Coming off of one of the worst seasons in Head Coach Monte Coleman’s tenure (2-9,1-8) the Golen Lions were picked to finish fifth in the Western Division.

Dishonoring our dutiful shepherds

In the wake of the Pine Bluff City Council’s decision to revoke any commendations for officers who participated in the standoff and justified killing of Monroe Isadore, some perspective is warranted. Despite an amazing transformation over the last three years, many people believe the PBPD is biased and broken. This decision is emblematic of those feelings.

When cops kill, and when cops die

Most interactions between American police and citizens are routine, civil and no worse than briefly unpleasant for those involved. But among some cops and some populations, the relationship is fraught with chronic distrust and fear. The result is an intractably toxic climate that spawns deadly consequences.

The promise of rest remains

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it…” (Hebrews 4:1-10).

UAM softball secures league’s No. 5 seed

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello softball team secured the No. 5 seed in next week’s Great American Conference Championship Tournament by splitting with Southeastern Oklahoma State on Sunday at home, winning the first game 4-3 and losing the second game 6-3.

UAM softball splits DH with SE Oklahoma

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello softball team opened its final home series of the 2016 season with a Great American Conference doubleheader split with Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday, losing the first game, 3-1, and winning the second game, 2-1.

Weevils sweep Savage Storm

DURANT, Okla. — The 25th-ranked Arkansas-Monticello baseball team earned its fourth Great American Conference series sweep of the season by defeating Southeastern Oklahoma State twice on Saturday by final scores of 13-3 and 6-5.