The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. was correct when he threw out a garnishment filed against the city of Gould by a former employee.
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The children’s area at the main library will get some renovations next year after a vote by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Board of Trustees last week.
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed the qualifications needed for the next museum director.
Faith Edwards, who will be 1 year old on Dec. 23, meets Santa Claus for the first time during the Time with Santa and Recycling Rex event Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. County Judge Dutch King said the approximately 1,000 ornaments on the tree were all made from recyclable material by students from throughout the county. King said next year, he expects to have a tree with 2,000 ornaments. ‘Anything that is recycled does not end up it the ditches or on the ground, and we’re trying to get kids excited about recycling,’ King said. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
Taylor Elementary School Principal Tammie Canada is thankful that her school has money available from The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund to help students who are in need.
The Pine Bluff Aviation Commission passed a request Thursday that the name of Grider Field Municipal Airport be changed to Grider Field Regional Airport, sending the matter to the Pine Bluff City Council for consideration.
The new general manager of Liberty Utilities said Thursday a rate increase requested by the company would result in infrastructure improvements to the existing water lines and facilities.
Southeast Middle School students discussed race relations Wednesday with Pine Bluff police officers and a community leader in relation to the death of Michael Brown at the hands of then-Police Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo.
As of Wednesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $5,198.
The First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff awaits the vote of a governing body on a proposed change to the definition of marriage, a question that is alternately causing some people to join and others to leave the congregation.