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Roundup: Operation Mother’s Day dubbed success

Rounding up deadbeat parents who don’t pay child support has become an annual tradition for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and it continued Wednesday and Thursday as 15 people who had active warrants were rounded up and booked in the adult detention center.


In the Tuesday edition of The Commercial, the article titled “Council votes down limits on Main Street clean-ups” incorrectly stated that “the council approved a multi-million dollar issuance of sales and use tax bonds for improvements to the city’s park system.” The funds will be spent directly from the city’s general fund and later reimbursed by bonds approved by voters in 2011 but not yet issued.

Artistic Foundations

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff senior art student Raven Boykin, left, sells a ceramic bowl to a customer on Wednesday at the UAPB Founder’s Week Art Sale in the Hathaway Howard Fine Arts lobby. Senior art students will show case their work in the Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday. Students and faculty had a range of art on sale Wednesday, such as drawings, paintings, pottery and other crafts. The Founder’s Week Art Sale is part of a week-long slate of activities at UAPB celebrating Founder’s Day. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Patrick Geans)