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Gandy honors students

Gandy Elementary School at White Hall announced its Students of the Month for February. They are, bottom row, Isabelle Lunsford, Jack Menard, Isabella Gullett, Brody McNealy, Abby Harrison, Madelyn Winkler; middle row, Brady Peyton, Trenton Jones, Kailyn Stewart, Lilly Warriner; and top row, Harlie Hipp, Jayden Smith, Brayden Smith, Manas Patel, Cameron Cobb and Skyler Garrison. (Special to The Commercial)
 

News

HSU names honor students

zHenderson State University at Arkadelphia recently named area students to the Dean’s List, those with a 4.0 grade point average, and the honor roll, those with at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Lott-Berry receives degree

Rachel Lott-Berry from Pine Bluff received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She graduated magna cum laude May 9.

Airman graduates from training

Air Force Airman Andrew D. Hutson has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at San Antonio, Texas.

Sports

Dawgs close to own dynasty

A coach who graduated from a Jefferson County school is going to take home the 5A state championship on Saturday.

Community

Minton, Nix to wed June 13

Rick and Cindy Minton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Lynn Minton, to Nathan D. Nix, son of Kevin and Kim Nix of Sparkman.

Gospel singing to be held at WH park

Gospel singing and a cookout will be held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at White Hall City Park. Participants will include Heavenly Harmony, Claudia Akers Clark, Vonda Thomas, Lee Ives and Trio. Any interested singer or musician is invited.

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.