Reported crimes in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County declined almost 20 percent in January, compared to the figures from a year ago, according to a report from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that was released Saturday.
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Construction site work is continuing at the site of the planned Highland Pellets plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park.
After more than two years of work and an expenditure of $6.7 million, the reconstruction of University Drive is substantially completed, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department District Engineer David Henning.
Although Liberty Utilities is working on a settlement agreement that would reduce the amount of its proposed rate increase from 28 percent to 12.75 percent, Pine Bluff aldermen still have questions about the proposal.
It has been particularly cold over the last week, with more ice, sleet and snow than this southern girl appreciates. Most of us are not likely to be lost in the wilds of Alaska. However, we might just find ourselves off the highway after sliding off the ice with some time before help arrives. We should be aware of risks for cold injuries and prepare accordingly.
A proposed appropriation ordinance that would set a 2015 budget for the Families in Need of Supervision and Truancy programs in juvenile court is the only item on the agenda when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Pine Bluff City Council is set to address proposed ordinances related to quality of life issues at its meeting Monday.
The 59th annual Rural Life Conference, sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Friday, heard from an undersecretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, who outlined some of the challenges and opportunities facing people involved in agriculture.
The collapse of two buildings in downtown Pine Bluff is causing more hardships for at least one merchant, who is now planning to move his store.
Simmons First National Corp. announced Friday it completed the acquisition of Liberty Bancshares, the parent company of Liberty Bank of Springfield, Missouri; and Community First Bancshares, the parent company of First State Bank of Union City, Tennessee.