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Temp worker, direct deposit on Quorum committees agenda

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.

Music on Main

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)

Car Accident

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)

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Traffic Accident

A two-vehicle accident was reported at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at West 28th Avenue and Cherry Street. According to a preliminary police report, the driver of a Nissan Altima that was southbound on Cherry Street ran a red light and struck a Ford Taurus that was eastbound on 28th Avenue. There were no major injuries reported and the driver of the Nissan was issued a citation for failure to yield at a red light. The accident report was not completed Wednesday afternoon and the names of the drivers were not available. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)

Stepping Out

Whispering Knoll Assisted Living Facility residents enjoyed a line-dance routine courtesy of the Diamond Line Dancers, pictured, on Wednesday. The residents also took part in a fashion show with an emphasis on hats and heard live music in a shaded area outdoors. Whispering Knoll activity director Pamela Russell introduced special guests Wanda Bateman as the fashion diva of hats in Pine Bluff and Alderman Steven Mays. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)