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Celebrating Graduates

Members of the White Hall High School class of 2016 receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies Tuesday evening in the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena. A throng of families, friends, teachers and school district administrators gave enthusiastic support and congratulations to the graduating seniors. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

White Hall Museum to host Memorial Day program

The White Hall Museum will host a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the museum’s Veteran’s Monument. Former Jefferson County sheriff Boe Fontaine will be the keynote speaker and Darryl Shumaker will call the names of those killed in action or missing in action.

White Hall FBLA winners

From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)

Wildlife exhibition at Moody

Bob Tarter with the National History Educational Co. of the Midsouth presents a program to Moody Elementary School students involving live exhibits. Tarter explained how animals are an important part of the world. (Special to The Commercial)

WH School Board approves salary increase

White Hall School Board members agreed Tuesday that adjustments to their certified and classified salary schedules needed to be made in order for the district to stay competitive with comparable districts and to maintain teacher attainment.
 

News

ASU celebrates area honor students

Area residents were among 112 graduating honor students recognized May 13 at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro during the honors recognition ceremony and reception.

Celebrating Graduates

Members of the White Hall High School class of 2016 receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies Tuesday evening in the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena. A throng of families, friends, teachers and school district administrators gave enthusiastic support and congratulations to the graduating seniors. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

Sports

Three inducted into the White Hall Sports Hall of Fame

In sports, recognition comes along with being a great player. Monday evening, the White Hall Sports Hall of Fame held its fifth annual induction banquet. The banquet was held at the James Morgan Community Center in White Hall.

Community

White Hall FBLA winners

From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)

Hardin Baptist to present Show & Shine

Hardin Baptist Church Show & Shine will be presented from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the church at U.S. 270 and Todd Lynn Drive at White Hall.

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.