WHSD losing 200 years of teaching experience

The White Hall School Board unanimously approved six faculty retirement requests Tuesday night and will be losing more than 200 years of combined classroom teaching experience at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, including nearly 180 years on a single campus.

Simmons shareholders celebrate continued success

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County and the Juvenile Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court were honored Tuesday night during the Simmons First National Corporation Shareholders Meeting as recipients of the inaugural ‘Tommy May Make a Difference’ grants.

Multi-vehicle wreck shuts down 28th Avenue

A multi-vehicle accident at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on West 28th Avenue near Bay Street shut down westbound traffic on the overpass for a lengthy period of time while police and wreckers worked to clean up the street. Westbound traffic was being diverted at Catalpa Street, while traffic attempting to turn west on 28th Avenue from Bay Street was diverted back into the Shady Grove area. No details were immediately available on the accident, which involved at least three vehicles. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

Third person linked to Sunday homicide

An investigation into the shooting death of a Pine Bluff man and the wounding of a second Sunday night took a different twist Tuesday during a probable cause hearing in Jefferson County District Court when a third person was linked to the incident.


HUD repayment plan recommended for council vote

A three-year repayment plan to reimburse $676,000 in misappropriated funds to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was recommended for approval by the Pine Bluff City Council Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.


UAPB a force in SWAC play

At the beginning of the season, Arkansas-Pine Bluff lost 10 straight nonconference games — all 10 on the road — including losses to Oklahoma, Tulane and Auburn.

Arkansas making strides in its secondary

FAYETTEVILLE — Cornerback Tevin Mitchel and the rest of the Arkansas secondary doesn’t need to be reminded of last season’s struggles, when it seemed pretty easy for opponents to turn in big plays against the Razorbacks.


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