Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Calendar of Events

Editor’s Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email pbcnews@pbcommercial.com , fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., Pine Bluff. To view more calendar items, visit http://pbcommercial.com/news/local/calendar-events

Home sales up slightly

Sales of new and existing homes in Jefferson County increased slightly in November 2015 as compared to a year ago, according to information released by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

News

Ridgway spelling champions

Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Sports

Chapel JH boys win conference title

A few months after defeating Maumelle, 20-6, in the River City Conference football championship game, the Watson Chapel Wildcats once again made the Hornets leave Pine Bluff with a second place trophy.

Hogs look to recover from embarrassing defeat

FAYETTEVILLE — No, there was not another suite on fire inside Bud Walton Arena. The smoke you saw emanating from the cellar was from the burning of Arkansas’ game film from Tuesday’s game against Mississippi State.

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Synergy Forum grant applications available

Synergy Forum Inc. is accepting applications for the spring 2016 Synergy Inc. Grants. Nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County may contact grant chairman, Ginger Casteel, gcasteel@cablelynx.com , to request an application.

Births

Leona Sandoval and Rogelio Sandoval of Pine Bluff gave birth to a baby girl, Kassandra Sandoval, on Feb. 5. She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Her grandparents are Vanessa and Lloyd Truhett of Pine Bluff; and Rogelio Sandoval of North Little Rock.

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