Council upholds city collector's firing

The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday night upheld Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s firing of City Collector Albert Ridgell. After going into executive session to hear Ridgell’s appeal, the council voted on the issue, with five aldermen voting in favor of reinstating Ridgell and three voting against. Six votes were needed to overturn Ridgell’s firing. A full story will be available later tonight.