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Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Tiffany Bone said.

Feeding Frenzy

A flock of pelicans preyed on fish at Lake Saracen on Friday. The American White Pelicans, which have the largest wingspan of any North American bird, have been stopping at the lake in recent weeks on their migratory route south. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Free Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for families to gather around the table and eat a good meal. Unfortunately, some Pine Bluff residents don’t have that opportunity, but Feed a Friend Outreach Ministries seeks to change all that.

Mays stalls budget process over 71602 ZIP code concerns

Alderman Steven Mays says he wants to prevent the Pine Bluff City Council Public Works Committee from meeting until he hears from representatives from many agencies so they can discuss the shared 71602 ZIP code between Pine Bluff and White Hall and the proper allocation of Pine Bluff residents’ money.