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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)

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)

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)
 

News

Controlled burns scheduled at PB Arsenal

The community should not be alarmed if they see large plumes of smoke coming from Pine Bluff Arsenal beginning Monday, Feb. 8, through Thursday, March 31. Environmental and controlled burns will be conducted during this time.

Sports

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)

Heart-N-Hands EHC discuss safety

Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club met at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall. Brenda Robinson and Delores Kelley presented the program on safety.

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.