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Kids Fest Coming Up

Tazenna Kurtz (left) races against Jaxston Woodard on the Bungee Run last year’s Kids Fest. This year’s event will be held April 25 and 26 at White Hall City Park. The theme is “Heroes of Jefferson County Fight Child Abuse.” The event will include a Super Hero Family Walk, where participants can register and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25. Other events will include an art contest, a cupcake contest, a talent show, carnival rides, food vendors, inflatable games and a superhero costume contest. For more information, email jeffersoncountykidsfest@yahoo.com

Getting Closer

Work continues on the White Hall Community Center and Water Park as passing motorists can now see the slides that have been installed as the water park nears completion just in time for the summer season.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Four Jefferson County schools earn 'achieving' status

Three White Hall School District schools and Pine Bluff’s Lighthouse Upper Academy charter school are among 137 public schools earning designation as “achieving” schools under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act program, the Arkansas Department of Education has announced.

Haunted houses in season

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are beginning to cool down and the leaves are changing color. For one group of individuals in White Hall, this time of year marks the time for fears and frights.

Coleman to address county Republicans

Gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman will be the featured speaker when the Republican County Committee meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at Larry’s Pizza, 7401 Dollarway Road in White Hall. Prospective new members are invited to attend without obligation.