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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Sunny Days

Jerrick Baker enjoys the afternoon weather and sunny skies on taking in some fun at the playground Friday at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. Temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 degrees in Pine Bluff on Saturday with a chance for storms on Sunday. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Hearing scheduled April 21 in FOI lawsuit

An April 21 hearing has been scheduled in Jefferson County Circuit Court in a lawsuit filed against Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and the city over an alleged violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.