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Wildlife exhibition at Moody

Bob Tarter with the National History Educational Co. of the Midsouth presents a program to Moody Elementary School students involving live exhibits. Tarter explained how animals are an important part of the world. (Special to The Commercial)

Wildlife exhibition at Moody

Bob Tarter with the National History Educational Co. of the Midsouth presents a program to Moody Elementary School students involving live exhibits. Tarter explained how animals are an important part of the world. (Special to The Commercial)

WH School Board approves salary increase

White Hall School Board members agreed Tuesday that adjustments to their certified and classified salary schedules needed to be made in order for the district to stay competitive with comparable districts and to maintain teacher attainment.

Moody honors January Students of the Month

Moody Elementary School in White Hall School District named its Students of the Month for January. They are, first row, Ja’Shel Shaw, Addie Cole, Sally Cash, Isaac Gabriel, Addison Woolley, Zahria Dean; second row, from left, Madison Phillips, Tyrese Townsend, Grace Morara, Bryce Terry, Brooklyn Powell, Caleb Shadle; third row, from left, Malaysia Phongsyry, Taylor Nelson, Abigail Deaton, and Ruby Prater. (Special to The Commercial)

Taylor announces January honorees

G.R. Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District has named its Students of the Month for January. They are first row, Lylla Gatesman, Elizabeth Gammill, Laythen Hartsfield; second row, Trey Booker, Alice Huo, Nour Nimer, Anna Akines, Harleigh Jo Bean; third row: Liam Andersen, Jase Malone, Daisy Zhu, Jailin Rice, Landon Garrick; back row, Ben Redix, Dakota Yeager; and not pictured, Bethany Roper. (Special to The Commercial)

Early Voting

Sabrina Self votes Tuesday at the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in the White Hall School District’s proposed millage increase. Election officials said turnout was light with only 21 voters from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early voting will continue during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m through Friday, and again on Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special election day voting will be from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)
 

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Wildlife exhibition at Moody

Bob Tarter with the National History Educational Co. of the Midsouth presents a program to Moody Elementary School students involving live exhibits. Tarter explained how animals are an important part of the world. (Special to The Commercial)

WH School Board approves salary increase

White Hall School Board members agreed Tuesday that adjustments to their certified and classified salary schedules needed to be made in order for the district to stay competitive with comparable districts and to maintain teacher attainment.

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Community

HEROES to graduate

The Disability Resource & Advocacy Center, a center for independent living, will host its first graduation for HEROES (Hands-on Education, Resource Options and Enrichment Skills)

Opinion

Saying goodbye; looking ahead

In 2002, Stephens Media began publishing the White Hall Progress weekly newspaper. That 13-year run comes to an end today.

Probe shows ethanol's harmful effects on environment, economy

The mandated blending of corn-based ethanol with American fuels was supposed to be good for the environment. But as a report released Tuesday by The Associated Press shows, the only things made greener by the federal requirement were the bank accounts of the ethanol industry and farmers.

Washington keeps up war on reporters

Washington’s war on the press took another unsettling turn this summer. It took a couple of months for the story to crack the news, but we now have an even clearer picture of how easy it is for authorities to trample the constitutional protections provided to journalists, to say nothing of the Fourth Amendment rights enjoyed by all Americans.