Watson Chapel Schools will be closed Friday, according to the superintendent.
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A partial cave-in to the roof of Mid-South Music Co. in the 400 block of South Main Street was reported Thursday afternoon.
Several Pine Bluff School Board members said Thursday they have not been disrespectful to Superintendent Linda Watson nor have they made any effort to force her to resign, while another agreed with an allegation that there are “personal agendas” at work on the board.
A storm dropped heavy sleet and snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Southeast Arkansas, transforming roads into veritable ice rinks.
Several school districts had already called off classes for Friday by press time Thursday.
The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School at the end of the current academic year because of declining enrollment and a subsequent drop in funding.
An article published Wednesday about the Pine Bluff School Board of Directors voting to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School incorrectly reported board member Andrea Roaf-Little’s vote. She voted for the closures.
The snow and ice that has plagued the Pine Bluff area this year is not hindering Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services vehicles from getting to the scene of an emergency.
A house in the 1700 block of Ridgway Road was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
As Daylight Saving Time approaches at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department has issued a safety reminder checklist to complete while moving clocks up an hour.