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Swearing In

New White Hall School Board member Rebecca Pittillo is sworn in by Judge Kim Bridgforth. Pittillo was chosen to replace former school board member Dean Dancer, who resigned his position on Jan. 15. Pittillo is a lifelong White Hall resident and has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. (White Hall Progress/Stephen Simpson)

Swearing In

New White Hall School Board member Rebecca Pittillo is sworn in by Judge Kim Bridgforth. Pittillo was chosen to replace former school board member Dean Dancer, who resigned his position on Jan. 15. Pittillo is a lifelong White Hall resident and has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. (White Hall Progress/Stephen Simpson)

WH 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.

Correction

Hardin Baptist Church at 300 Todd Lynn Drive will be one of the polling sites for the special millage election conducted by the White Hall School District on April 14. The church was left off a list that was in a story in The Commercial on Sunday.

White Hall police reports

On March 12, officer Robert Rogers met with Andrea Smith of White Hall who reported that her son had driven her 2007 Honda to White Hall High School on Feb. 27 and parked the vehicle in front of the field house while he was at football practice.
 

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Swearing In

New White Hall School Board member Rebecca Pittillo is sworn in by Judge Kim Bridgforth. Pittillo was chosen to replace former school board member Dean Dancer, who resigned his position on Jan. 15. Pittillo is a lifelong White Hall resident and has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. (White Hall Progress/Stephen Simpson)

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Community

Coker-Stringer engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Coker of Stuttgart announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Michelle, to Marc Stringer of White Hall.

WH Library to host Lego event

There will be a Lego-building activity starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the White Hall branch of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System.

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.