Southeast Middle School students discussed race relations Wednesday with Pine Bluff police officers and a community leader in relation to the death of Michael Brown at the hands of then-Police Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo.
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As of Wednesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $5,198.
The First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff awaits the vote of a governing body on a proposed change to the definition of marriage, a question that is alternately causing some people to join and others to leave the congregation.
Technical difficulties with the recording system used in First Division Circuit Court that failed to record part of the testimony in a murder trial Tuesday afternoon could not be corrected Wednesday, resulting in a mistrial being declared.
According to the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department, more fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year, but taking some simple precautions can prevent most fires.
The Pine Bluff School Board discussed giving bonuses to school district employees but did not vote on the matter Tuesday, pending further review of their funding.
The White Hall School Board voted Tuesday to proceed with the second phase of the district’s building program and discussed a proposed millage increase to fund it.
Three new Arkansas State Troopers, all of them with former law enforcement experience, have been assigned to Troop E, which is based in Jefferson County.
As of Tuesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $4,971.
A glitch in the courtroom recording equipment brought a quicker-than-expected end to the second day of the murder trial of Gary Foots on Tuesday afternoon in First Division Circuit Court.