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Tip leads to two drug arrests

After receiving a tip that there was going to be a drug transaction on the parking lot of a convenience store on South Olive Street Monday, Pine Bluff Police Department vice and narcotics officers went to the lot and arrested two men who were inside a vehicle that matched the one that the tipster had provided.


In an article about people who were let go by the Pine Bluff School District Wednesday, the last name of one of those people was incorrectly listed. The correct name is Janice Stennis.

Celebrating small businesses

Rotarian Ted Drake, right, presents Sammie Thomas, one of the owners of Thomas Groceries and Gift Store at 2003 N. University Drive, with the 2016 George A. Makris Sr. Small Business of the Year award. Special to the Commercial/Joe Dempsey

Calendar of Events

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