Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

    Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

    Arkansas Baptist College started the new year off on a high note Thursday night with the 3rd annual Supper & Soul.

    The event featured The Commodores, the 1970's phenoms, who brought us ballads like "Three Times a Lady" and "Nightshift" and dance-floor favorites "Brick House" and "Too Hot to Trot."

    In the past, this event has raised more than 100-thousand dollars to support the historically black college in Little Rock.

    Proceeds this year go to the college's 'Growing Hope Capital Campaign' to support construction of a 192-bed women's dormitory and a 40-thousand square foot community center.

    And congratulations to 19th Airlift Wing commander Colonel Brian  Robinson, for being nominated by President Barack Obama for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General.
    Among his many responsibilities are organizing and training those who operate more than 90 C130 aircraft

    Colonel Robinson released a statement saying; "This would not be possible without the support of my wonderful wife, maureen, my family and the tremendous Airmen I'm privileged to serve with here at Team Little Rock."

    Nominations are made by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

    And Special Olympics is more than medals and winning; it's about acquiring skills, experiencing joy, demonstrating courage and knowing success.

    SOAR is an organization that provides sports training and Olympic-style competition for 13-thousand Arkansas athletes with intellectual disabilities and here's how you can help them.

    Take the polar plunge at Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier on January 26th. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the plunge takes place at 1 p.m.

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