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WOOD-SPLITTER

George Horn swings down with his rusy ax as he chops some wood. “It’s not really the time to do this, but I got the wood for free, so I am preparing for this winter.,” Horn said as he surveyed the rows of oak he had left to split at his home north of White Hall.

Hold everything

Abby Weaver of White Hall scores right behind Summer Henderson in the bottom of the second inning with two outs Monday against Sylvan Hills in White Hall. Weaver drove in Henderson and rounded the bases on the same play, a single with two errors. The game was stopped in the bottom of the third inning due to rain, with White Hall leading 7-2. The game is not expected to be completed because it was a nonconference contest. (Pine Bluff Commercial/I.C. Murrell)

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.

State election officials at odds over ID law

LITTLE ROCK — A member of the state Board of Election Commissioners filed but later withdrew a complaint Thursday against two Pulaski County election officials for failing to follow the board’s policy on how to handle absentee ballots under the state’s new voter ID law.

Police Reports

On March 1 at approximately 11:30 am., Officer Brian Hornsby was notified that North Little Rock Police had Robert Moody in custody on a warrant from White Hall City Court for failure to appear with a bond of $1,570. Officer Steven Moreau met a North Little Rock officer at the Dixon Road exit and transported Moody back to the adult detention center. The warrant was cleared from the Arkansas Crime Information Center database.

PLAY BALL!

Members of the White Hall School baseball team line the dugout railing before Friday’s 2014 season opener against Arkadelphia. The Bulldogs, who won the Class 5A state championship in 2012, led for most of the game but allowed two runs in the top of the seventh inning as Arkadelphia rallied for a 3-2 victory.