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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).

White Hall senior Harvey signs to cheer at SAU

You may have heard the story about Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school basketball team as a sophomore, well White Hall senior Kyla Harvey has a somewhat similar story of her own. On Monday, Harvey signed her letter of intent to be a member of the Southern Arkansas University spirit cheerleading squad.

Correction for 05-03-16

The Watson Chapel girls track 4x400-meter relay team, which took third in the 5A-South Conference meet, was composed of Shanna Shavers, Timesha Cole, Cayla Trotter and Yasmin Jackson. Due to an error on the track aggregation website milesplit.com, the members of the team were incorrectly reported in a meet wrap-up that appeared in Saturday’s edition.

New ruling shall benefit Arkansas’ recruiting process

LITTLE ROCK — Selling parents of athletes on the University of Arkansas, the Razorback athletics department can offer a practical asset unmatched by any of the seven SEC schools that are constants on the football schedule. At best, others offer bare bone versions of the same resource or an inconvenience is in play.