White Hall Progress logo

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)

White Hall food safety

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

White Hall police reports

On Jan. 16, Officer Robert Rogers was notified that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office had Crystal Marroquin, 30, of Pine Bluff in custody on a warrant from White Hall District Court for failure to appear with a bond of $1,100. Rogers met a Lincoln County deputy at Tamo and took custody of Marroquin, who was taken to the adult detention center and booked into the jail on the warrant.
 

News

Hardin Students of the Month

The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)

Sports

Bulldogs survive home scare

WHITE HALL — Camden Fairview had two chances — and four free throws — in the final 5 seconds to end White Hall’s 5-0 start to 5A-South Conference play.

Tributes from readers about Coach Charlie Vereen

“Coach Vereen was a wonderful teacher. He was a kind man. I will never forget him. He never forgot who his students were. I’ve been out of school since ‘92 and he would come to my place of business and when he saw me he always spoke. Prayers to his family. Forever in our hearts!”

Former White Hall football coach Vereen dies

Charlie Vereen guided the White Hall High football program for 16 years and led the Bulldogs to memorable victories — especially the ones in which their opponents were heavily favored.

Community

Opinion

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.

Timing not right for Rankin

For months, Beth Anne Rankin wrestled with whether or not to run, again, for Congress, even though she had lost twice before. In the end, she said no.