Turner to run as independent in 1st Ward

The Rev. Jesse C. Turner, who had previously announced his candidacy for a First Ward alderman’s seat on the Pine Bluff City Council, said in an email Thursday that he will run as an independent candidate rather than enter a party primary.

The filing period for the May 20 party primaries expires at noon Monday. The filing period for independent candidates for the November general election will be from July 25 to Aug. 15.