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.
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The Jefferson County Juvenile Court has received one of the first grants from the Simmons Foundation Tommy May Make A Difference Challenge Grant and the Jefferson County Quorum Court has agreed to match funding for a second year of the program.
Workers put down a new layer of shingles Tuesday on the roof of a house in the Fifth Avenue Historic District. (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)
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.
About 60 mature plants of suspected marijuana were seized and two people arrested Tuesday morning when police served a search warrant at a mobile home on a dead-end street in the Dollarway area.
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.
When tight budgets are met with great need, creative solutions are in demand. It was just such a scenario that led Pine Bluff Animal Control to introduce Dawgs on the Landing one month ago.
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.
Two Southeast Arkansas residents were killed in separate traffic accidents over the weekend.
After two months of discussion, an appropriation ordinance that sets aside money to pay Jefferson County employees who work off-duty at the new E-Waste Recycling Center was approved by a majority of the quorum court on Monday night.