The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors meeting with a consultant in an executive session appears to violate the law, a lawyer told The Commercial on Friday.
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The Pine Bluff City Council is scheduled to consider three proposed ordinances Monday involving changes to policies governing municipal employees.
Chief Jeff Hubanks says that the Pine Bluff Police Department already has the foundation needed for healthy police-community relations, but that the killings of unarmed black men in other American cities is causing them to go back over their policies with a fresh eye.
A proposed appropriation ordinance that would allow the prosecutor’s office to hire a temporary worker for four months and a proposed appropriation ordinance to establish a direct deposit system for employee paychecks will be discussed when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
At Friday’s Easter Seals Arkansas annual gala, Sissy Jones, founder of Sissy’s Log Cabin jewelry and a resident of Pine Bluff, was named Arkansan of the Year.
The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department were as follows:
Local artists On Call Band perform at Music on Main on Friday. Music on Main is a outdoor concert series sponsored by the Pine Bluff Downtown Special Events Organization. The main objective of these concerts is to give people something fun to do in downtown Pine Bluff, organizers said. The rest of the line-up for Music on Main is: Friday, May 8 — Brian Austin Blues Band, Band 357, MellowDee Groove; Friday, May 15 — Brown Soul Shoes, Legoria Payton, Fire & Brimstone; and Friday, May 22 — Line Dancing, On Call Band, Band 357. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson)
Two former Pine Bluff High School students are trying to make a difference for their alma mater.
A spirit of hope filled the air Friday at Ridgway Christian School, as hundreds of people joined together to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Firefighters and paramedics respond to the scene of a two-car accident Friday at 34th Avenue and Cherry Street. The cars hit each other and then a pole. The accident was caused after a vehicle drove through a stop sign, according to a police officer at the scene. Nobody was seriously injured, according to paramedics. ‘I can’t even count how many accidents happen at this intersection,’ a neighbor said. ‘People can’t see the stop sign because there is a gigantic bush blocking it. I know it’s on private property, but that bush has to go.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson)