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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.

Moody honors January Students of the Month

Moody Elementary School in White Hall School District named its Students of the Month for January. They are, first row, Ja’Shel Shaw, Addie Cole, Sally Cash, Isaac Gabriel, Addison Woolley, Zahria Dean; second row, from left, Madison Phillips, Tyrese Townsend, Grace Morara, Bryce Terry, Brooklyn Powell, Caleb Shadle; third row, from left, Malaysia Phongsyry, Taylor Nelson, Abigail Deaton, and Ruby Prater. (Special to The Commercial)

Taylor announces January honorees

G.R. Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District has named its Students of the Month for January. They are first row, Lylla Gatesman, Elizabeth Gammill, Laythen Hartsfield; second row, Trey Booker, Alice Huo, Nour Nimer, Anna Akines, Harleigh Jo Bean; third row: Liam Andersen, Jase Malone, Daisy Zhu, Jailin Rice, Landon Garrick; back row, Ben Redix, Dakota Yeager; and not pictured, Bethany Roper. (Special to The Commercial)

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)