Correction

An article published Tuesday about the Pine Bluff School District releasing the names of people who applied to be superintendent misstated the new position of Suzette Anderson. She had been the Pine Bluff School District’s assistant superintendent until last week, when the board reassigned her to a teaching position.

FFO Home moving HQ to Fort Smith

FORT SMITH — FFO Home, the furniture factory outlet and manufacturer, is moving its 64 full-time jobs to Fort Smith with enough space in the former Whirlpool distribution facility to double its operations, the company president and CEO said Tuesday.

SEARK celebration

Southeast Arkansas College employees, from left, Marie Atwood, Donna Cox and Nancy Pearce, enjoy the pre-Fourth of July picnic Thursday, July 2. SEARK’s library staff hosted a picnic where students and employees participated in games and had refreshments. (Special to The Commercial)

Gone Fishing

Stanley Thompson, 15, of Pine Bluff and several others spent Monday afternoon fishing at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park, taking advantage of the shade of a pavilion on Beachfront Drive. Thompson said he attended Jack Robey Junior High School last year and said the fish were not biting Monday. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

Fireworks Display

Fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day as part of Southeast Arkansas’ largest fireworks exhibit at Regional Park’s softball complex Saturday night. The fireworks were part of the Fourth of July festivites presented by the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department and Pine Bluff Festival Association. (Special to the Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

County will try again to solve financial woes at Tuesday meeting

The Jefferson County Quorum Court Finance Committee will take another shot at presenting an ordinance requiring elected officials to reduce salaries and expenditures from the county general fund by 20 percent and increase the amount employees contribute to their insurance costs by 11 percent on Tuesday when committees of the court meet at 5:30 p.m.

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No answers yet on county financial problems

After hearing a number of suggestions and proposals Tuesday to deal with the financial woes of Jefferson County, one justice of the peace summed up the situation as: “There’s nothing in writing for us to study.”

Correction

An article published Tuesday about the Pine Bluff School District releasing the names of people who applied to be superintendent misstated the new position of Suzette Anderson. She had been the Pine Bluff School District’s assistant superintendent until last week, when the board reassigned her to a teaching position.

NAACP to meet July 9

The Pine Bluff Branch of the NAACP will meet in the fellowship hall at Kings Highway Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St., Thursday, July 9.

Sports

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Saunders receives Zeta scholarship

The Episolon Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. presented a $1,000 scholarship to Morgan Saunders to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for the fall.

P.E.O. honors 60-year member

P.E.O. members recently attended the Arkansas State 82nd anniversary luncheon at the Embassy Suites at Little Rock. P.E.O. Chapter AU-BZ Sister Katy Jo Walt was honored as a 60-year member with a Certificate of Recognition.

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