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PBPD investigating Saturday homicide, city’s third in six days

The Pine Bluff Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday’s homicide as 30-year-old Earnest Ford Jr. of Pine Bluff. This is the city’s sixth murder of 2016 and the third in the past six days. According to a police department news release, at around 5:03 p.m., officers responded to the area of 1112 E. 24th Ave. in reference to a person having been shot.

Crenshaw Springs brings cold water, hard cash to White Hall

On a recent sticky-hot afternoon, the kind usually reserved for late August, front porches and pitchers of ice cold lemonade, Adam Gibson walked around Crenshaw Springs Water Park in White Hall surveying guests and his workers. Gibson manages the two-year-old facility that was constructed using sales tax money.

Utility work

From left, Ryan Randle and Mitch Taggart of Southern Electric Corporation of Flowood, Miss., check the voltage on transformer on North University Avenue on a recent afternoon. Southern Electric Corporation is the contractor to move the electric utility lines on North University underground. According to Randle, the job has been ongoing for nine months and is scheduled for completion at the end of June. Special to the Commercial/Joe Dempsey