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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.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

School demolition nearly complete

Demolition of the old Sixth Avenue School in Pine Bluff is nearly complete as shown in this picture from Monday. The building, which dates back to 1870, is among two former school buildings that are being demolished because of economic and health and safety concerns. The other is the old Gabe Meyer Elementary School on Linden Street between West 23rd and West 24th avenues.

Project updates are focus of town hall meeting

The first phase of a municipal multipurpose/aquatic center could be complete by the summer of 2015, according to project architect Dave Sadler, who spoke during the monthly town hall meeting held Monday evening at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Sunny Days

Jerrick Baker enjoys the afternoon weather and sunny skies on taking in some fun at the playground Friday at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. Temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 degrees in Pine Bluff on Saturday with a chance for storms on Sunday. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Hearing scheduled April 21 in FOI lawsuit

An April 21 hearing has been scheduled in Jefferson County Circuit Court in a lawsuit filed against Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and the city over an alleged violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Prosecuting attorney criticizes election panel decision

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter made clear in a letter to the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Thursday that he strongly disagrees with their decision to pursue an appeal of an April 3 court ruling that Pine Bluff will not have a mayoral election until 2016.