Longtime community activist and public safety advocate the Rev. Jesse Turner has officially entered the race for Pine Bluff City Council Ward 1 alderman as an independent.
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Letter carrier Wayne LaFrance does not consider himself a hero for checking for people inside a burning house earlier this year.
The Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility Commission is considering whether a rate increase described by officials as modest may be needed in 2015 to account for rising infrastructure costs and a shrinking customer base.
Little progress can be made on the partially collapsed old Sahara Temple at 620 S. Main St. until its owner returns to Pine Bluff, according to city officials.
Adult education classes may be returning to Southeast Arkansas College, pending approval from state offices.
The following is a list of people who have filed through Monday to run as independents in the Nov. 4 general election for local municipal offices.
Pine Bluff police are investigating a Saturday night shooting at a neighborhood reunion on the west side of the city that left a Sheridan man dead and three others wounded.
The Arkansas State Police held a good-bye party Thursday for Cpl. Carl Dunn Jr., who is leaving the force for a job with the railroad but not leaving Pine Bluff.
William Fells III rollicks on the floor and watches cartoons with his little brother and goofs off with his friends on Facebook and Twitter like most teenagers. But once he turns his attention to what matters most, his deep-rooted conviction for impacting his community instantly separates him from the crowd.
Sometimes it seems that people fear they will not reach their maximal life span without the benefit of a baby aspirin every day, but aspirin carries some real risks, which can exceed the presumed benefit in many older people. (I don’t take it; and later I’ll give you an Internet site to consult that will tell you if you are better off taking or not taking this venerable drug.) Because aspirin is available over the counter, people may take it without medical supervision or continue long after the risk of bleeding exceeds the potential benefit.