Pine Bluff Ridgway Christian High School science teacher Diedre Young is a devoted educator who strongly opposes garbage curriculum, except when litter lends itself to a learning opportunity.
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“Out of sight, out of mind” is certainly applicable to Pine Bluff’s wastewater. But when heavy rains send excess waters into the 125-year-old underground sewer system, the resulting overflow quickly generates an unpleasant and unsafe health and safety hazard that is often impossible to ignore.
Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson said Thursday that a shortfall in funds to cover salaries and benefits for the adult jail and juvenile detention center occurred because those agencies did not receive all the money they needed to operate at the beginning of the year.
People from throughout the Pine Bluff community honored Simmons First National Bank Corp.’s retiring CEO and President Tommy May with recorded video tributes at a reception Tuesday.
Jefferson County Judge Dutch King (left) serves water to Floretta Scott as King plays celebrity waiter during the Pine Bluff Board of Realtors annual Christmas Party, which raises funds for Voices for Children and The Call. The evening took place at the Pine Bluff Country Club and included dinner and entertainment from the Arkansas Department of Corrections Band. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis was correct when she dismissed claims against a national trucking company and a driver that stemmed from a traffic accident in 2008.
Two early travel achievements — Jefferson County’s Dollarway Road and the original Highway 79 free bridge over the Arkansas River at Rob Roy, near Pine Bluff — are nearing 100th anniversaries.
John James Jr. knows what it’s like to be poor, to be hungry, to have no male role models. He understands how young men in those circumstances can veer off course. He also knows that there is a better path than the crime and violence that sometimes follows.
Jefferson County Judge Dutch King has asked for a state audit after figures showed that the adult jail and juvenile detention center have exceeded their 2013 appropriation for salaries and benefits.
Shun Jackson, one of two social workers in the Pine Bluff School District said The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund has been used for everything from coats to shoes, uniforms and more.