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White Hall man receives award from president

The Drive a Van Transportation Service holds a special place in Earl Smith’s heart. Smith, a retiree and White Hall native, devoted 4,500 hours of community service and drove 25,000 miles over an eight year period for the program, which provides transportation for disabled veterans to and from the veteran’s hospital.

Nature center celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago this week, the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center opened its doors to the public with the intention of educating people about Arkansas’ fish and wildlife. The center also works to preserve the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission of wildlife conservation.

Council to try and override Mayor’s veto Tuesday

The Pine Bluff City Council on Tuesday will attempt to override Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s veto of a proposed ordinance that would remove the Animal Control function from the police department and establish it as a separate agency under the supervision of the mayor.

Council to try and override Mayor’s veto Tuesday

The Pine Bluff City Council on Tuesday will attempt to override Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s veto of a proposed ordinance that would remove the Animal Control function from the police department and establish it as a separate agency under the supervision of the mayor.

Portion of Main Street reopens downtown

Two lanes of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues have been reopened to traffic after months of being closed due to an ongoing cleanup of several collapsed buildings. There will be a north and south lane open as the private investor finalizes recovery of items from the demolished buildings, according to Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s office. A portion of Main Street between Sixth and Eighth avenues remains closed, pending a September court date for Garland Trice, who owns the former Sahara Temple that partially collapsed two years ago.

Old, fading murals spark new interest with exhibit at capitol

In most seasons, the Arkansas Capitol’s lower-level gallery features selected images from the construction of the building. This summer, however, Capitol visitors can enjoy a rediscovery of sorts: a well-remembered but long-unseen exhibit documenting a distinctive public art form once found in every corner of the state.