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Health department inspects food service establishments

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units, concession stands and other facilities. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists. The food safety program consists of plan reviews, pre-opening inspections, permits, routine and follow-up inspections of food service establishments, investigation of complaints, and education of food service workers to promote safe food handling practices.

Marquee Moment

Workers with Condray Sign and Advertising Co. of Pine Bluff install the sign at Crenshaw Springs Water Park on Monday in White Hall. Pictured are Wayne Blankenship, top left; Perry Oldner, middle; and John Stephens, right. (Amy Widner/White Hall Progress)

Correction

An article in the July 2 edition of The Progress incorrectly combined two articles under the headline “Lawsuit against coroner dismissed.” The article should have ended with the sentences: “The motion for dismissal was filed by Westbrook’s attorney, Luther Sutter of Benton. Sutter did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment.”

Police Reports

June 30 at 2:02 p.m., Samantha Carroll of White Hall reported that she was southbound on Arkansas Highway 365 at its intersection with Dogwood Street when a small doe ran from the east side of the path of Carroll’s vehicle. She said she did not see the deer until it was in front of her.
 

News

Names released in Redfield drug bust

REDFIELD — Redfield police have released the names associated with the arrest warrants they served Wednesday as part of a two-year multi-agency methamphetamine investigation.

Sports

Community

Ryein Crowder and Travis Goodman to wed in August

Crowder-Goodman: Mr. and Mrs. Brent Munn of Pine Bluff and Mr. Sean Crowder of Rison are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ryein Michelle Crowder, to Travis Bradley Goodman.

WH Choir Happening to be held April 5

Heroes and Villains, this year’s White Hall High School Choir Department’s annual Choir Happening, will be held April 5 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

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.