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2015 budget balancing act a tough one

Expenses continue to grow as 2015 city budget negotiations continue, meaning the Pine Bluff City Council may have to make some last-minute cuts or reduce its annual contribution to the reserve fund in order to balance the budget.

Taste of Trinity set Saturday

A Taste of Trinity, the annual fall tradition of Trinity Episcopal Church, will be presented by the Episcopal Church Women from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 703 W. Third Ave.

Harden defeats Jones in J.P.District 12 race

Incumbent Republican Justice of the Peace Ted Harden, who has served on the Jefferson County Quorum Court for 18 of the past 20 years, was elected to another term Tuesday night, defeating former Jefferson County Judge Jack Jones, a Democrat, who was trying to return to politics after an eight-year-absence.

Arkansans pick Cotton

LITTLE ROCK — Riding a wave of voter dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, Republican Tom Cotton won election Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, defeating two-term incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor in one of the nation’s most expensive and hotly contested midterm races.