Calendar of Events

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Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, a decision that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge called good news and the Sierra Club called disappointing.

Easy Breezy

Old Glory got a workout on Monday. This 30-foot by 60-foot flag atop a 130-foot pole, at the Smart auto dealerships in White Hall, had no troubling unfurling and staying that way as wind gusts as high as 38 mph blew through the area. The breezy day came on the heels of a cold front and was strengthened by the confluence of another front in the Ohio Valley, according to Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Hood said conditions would be similar on Tuesday although not quite as windy, and the cooler temperatures would remain with the chilliest morning occurring on Wednesday when the lows would be in the upper 20s. Asked if there was any snow in the forecast, Hood said there were a few flurries Monday in Northwest Arkansas but nothing in the immediate future for the Pine Bluff area. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Byron Tate)

Escapee captured

A man who escaped from a Dallas County jail around midnight Saturday was captured in Drew County on Monday morning shortly after 11 a.m. He was observed getting into a vehicle at an automated teller machine near a store across from the Drew County Road Department on U.S. 278 E.


Prescribed burning to be conducted at Cane Creek

The Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Forestry Commission will conduct prescribed burns at Cane Creek State Park at Star City on the north side of Arkansas 293 from Lick Creek to Spring Branch Creek.

PB School Board to meet Feb. 16

The Pine Bluff School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the administration office, 512 S. Pine St. Details: 543-4200.

Election panel to meet Feb. 11

The Jefferson County Election Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the election center, 123 Main St. The agenda includes certifying logic and accuracy testing for the primary election.


Dollarway boys cruise by Warren

WARREN — The Dollarway Cardinals are having a nice season up to this point, and they were only one game behind the Monticello Billies in the 8-4A Conference standings heading into Tuesday‘s game. The Cardinals’ only conference loss of the season came at the hands of the Billies, and Dollarway head coach Ellis Berry has his team playing winning basketball.


Eloquent Ladies announce Black History celebration

The Eloquent Ladies Civic and Social Club will celebrate Black History at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Robert L. Handley Family Life Center of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 812 E. Harding St.


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