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WHSD losing 200 years of teaching experience

The White Hall School Board unanimously approved six faculty retirement requests Tuesday night and will be losing more than 200 years of combined classroom teaching experience at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, including nearly 180 years on a single campus.

Simmons shareholders celebrate continued success

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County and the Juvenile Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court were honored Tuesday night during the Simmons First National Corporation Shareholders Meeting as recipients of the inaugural ‘Tommy May Make a Difference’ grants.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Council passes fencing ordinance

City residents living in R-4 [medium density] zoned residential areas can now legally install chain link fencing in their front yards after the Pine Bluff City Council approved a measure Monday evening that grants them permission to do so.

Red Cross Bucket Drop

Volunteer Dimetrus Haymon watches as Benny Joe Talley of Pine Bluff drops the first donation of the day for the American Red Cross Bucket Drop fundraiser on Friday at The Pines Mall. The Southeast Arkansas Chapter of the Red Cross held the event Friday and Saturday at locations in Pine Bluff and White Hall. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Phyllis Stokes)

Hollingsworth refutes allegations by Isadore attorneys

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth made it clear Friday that despite recent comments to the contrary, she and Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks were in contact with the family of Monroe Isadore in the immediate aftermath of the 107-year-old’s killing by a city police officer last year.