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Jail administrator responds to complaints

The Commercial frequently receives letters from inmates listing grievances from their time at W. C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center, some of which — like overcrowding — jail administrators agree with, while others they dispute.

Calendar of Events

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Fall Cleaning

Members of the Clean Team trim vegetation Thursday next to Martha Mitchell Expressway. People who belong to the Clean Team are performing community service in lieu of paying fines. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Making Connections

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff senior Ashlyn Morton, left, speaks with Ashley Chapa, marketing and communications manager at the University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business Graduate Programs. An accounting major from Memphis, Tennessee, Morton took part in the 2015 fall UAPB/Southeast Arkansas College Career Day and Teacher Education Fair on Wednesday at the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Hitting The High Notes

The piccolo section of the 60-piece United States Marine Band steps forward during the piccolo solo passage of John Phillip Sousa’s ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ Sunday afternoon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The band made its appearance as a stop on a 31-day tour. The rest of the band’s more than 150 members remain in Washington, D.C., to handle the normal performance assignments that make up the band’s schedule. The band played under the baton of its director, Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig. The piccolo players picture, from left, are: Staff Sgt. Courtney Morgan, Gunnery Sgt. Elizabeth Plunk, Staff Sgt. Heather Zenobia and Staff Sgt. Kara Santos. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)


A photo caption published Sunday for an article about a proposed ordinance that would allow people to park for an unlimited amount of time near the Jefferson County Courthouse should have identified the person as Alderman Glen Brown Sr.

Police seek missing man with dementia

UPDATE: “The Pine Bluff Police Detective Division has located Mr. Roosevelt Hood safe and uninjured. He has been returned home to his family. Thank you to all for getting the information out,” PBPD spokesman Lt. David Price said in a press release.