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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).

Ridgway Christian dominates Garrett Memorial Christian in first round of AACS state tournament

The American Association of Christian Schools State Baseball Tournament is now underway at the Jim Hill Complex at Seabrook. In the first round the Ridgway Christian Eagles drew a matchup against Garrett Memorial Christian of Hope, Arkansas. Ridgway had all the confidence that they needed heading into the game after defeating Garrett Memorial twice previously this season.

Watson Chapel shows grit, battling back to defeat Hot Springs Lakeside

Heading into Wednesday’s contest, the Watson Chapel Wildcats needed to make up as much ground as possible in the 5A South standings as the regular season is coming to an end. The Wildcats hosted the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams, who came into the match up two games ahead. This game was very pivotal for the Wildcats, and they grinded out a tough win by the final score of 7-6.