The August unemployment rate for Pine Bluff fell to 10.2 percent from 11.6 percent in July, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
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The SAFE Team Clean Sweep program took to the streets of Pine Bluff again Wednesday morning with city leaders using face-to-face contact with residents to build a safer community.
Justice of the peace candidates Ted Harden and Jack Jones both touted their governmental experience Tuesday at a candidate forum that also featured several Pine Bluff City Council candidates.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission unanimously rejected a request Wednesday to open a restaurant and event center at the former Eden Park Country Club.
An article on the Pine Bluff Planning Commission in Wednesday’s edition incorrectly listed the address of Pine Bluff resident Barbara Samuels. Samuels resides on Elm Wood Circle.
The company that owns the Huddle House restaurants in Pine Bluff and White Hall has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which claims that the company subjected a black employee to a hostile work environment.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to replace a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who has disqualified himself from hearing a challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.
Making his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities following his escape from the Pine Bluff unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in June, Timothy Buffington was told he would be held with no bond pending a trial next February.
Island Harbor Marina’s new owner is charging people to use the site’s boat ramps, but others say he does not have the right to do so because of a pre-existing agreement with the county government.
Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School Principal Brent Mitchell welcomes parents and students to an open house Tuesday evening at the 708 W. Second Ave. campus. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)