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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.

PB unemployment rate increases

The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in May and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released Thursday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Breaking Ground

Kent Hendershott of Harvey Harrington Land Leveling clears grass and topsoil Monday from a lot owned by Trotter Auto Ford. Trotter Auto Ford has received approval to build a new car dealership near Old Warren Road and Bobo Road in Pine Bluff. The property is visible from Interstate 530 at Exit 41. Construction work at the site began this week. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is currently set for July. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)