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No bond for Buffington in prison escape

Making his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities following his escape from the Pine Bluff unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in June, Timothy Buffington was told he would be held with no bond pending a trial next February.

Candidate forum

Justice of the peace candidates Ted Harden and Jack Jones both touted their governmental experience Tuesday at a candidate forum that also featured several Pine Bluff City Council candidates.

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Prosecutor says Davis violated FOIA

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter has ruled that Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Ted Davis violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act when he called an executive session Aug. 25.

Correction 9-10-14

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, which awarded agencies $225,000 through the Partnership Grant Program, isn’t a federal agency as the headline suggested in Wednesday’s edition.