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Debt Deferment Brings Relief To Arkansas Baptist, Philander Smith

“Education rehabilitation,” said Fitz Hill, Jones’ predecessor as president of Arkansas Baptist, 2006-16. “That’s what we do. “Rarely do we get a student from a recruitment fair. We get students because of a teacher, a pastor, a coach, a counselor or a parole officer.” Despite its roller-coaster financial track record, Arkansas Baptist maintains loyal boosters from the local business community. Bill Dillard III, senior vice president at Dillard’s Inc., has been a supporter of Arkansas...

Finding Your Voice: Empowering Educators and Students through Passion & Poetry

Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m. (Ron Robinson Theater) *In partnership with Arkansas Education Association Arkansas’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Stacey James McAdoo’s Rozzell Lecture will highlight her award-winning activities in the classroom, sharing her philosophy of teaching through art to engage students and help them find their passion. McAdoo will share the stage with some of her students for a poetry performance. McAdoo is a writer, educator, and an advocate of literacy. She has...

Date set for 'Dr. Phil' episode featuring North Little Rock police officer

A Dr. Phil episode featuring a North Little Rock police officer is set to air next week. Officer Tommy Norman wrote on social media that the show, in which a panel of experts examined the topics of white privilege and microaggression, will air Thursday. Norman flew to Los Angeles last month to film, t he Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported. He was included in the show because of his work in the central Arkansas community, he said, adding that he was there representing his Mission...

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