Editor’s Note: The following is an unedited letter from Alderman Bill Brumett concerning accusations that he intentionally called J.C. Cunningham “Cooninham” on Facebook. The local branch of the NAACP has called a press conference for Tuesday where they intend to ask Brumett to apologize on the same social media forum where the comments took place.
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The Pine Bluff branch of the NAACP has called a press conference Tuesday to ask a Pine Bluff alderman to apologize on social media for comments he made.
Alderman Bill Brumett said that he should have used the word “acknowledged” instead of “accepted” in an article in Saturday’s edition of The Commercial when he was describing J.C. Cunnigham’s response to his apologies.
Family and friends of De’Trick Johnson remembered him as a loving, generous Christian man on Saturday at an outdoor vigil consisting of prayer, the lighting of candles and the release of balloons at Saracen Landing.
A fashion show fundraiser Saturday morning featuring apparel designed by Yurun Shen with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff drew about 75 people to the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
A few light sprinkles did nothing to deter an estimated 350 children and their family members from converging on White Hall City Park Saturday morning for the annual White Hall Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.
High winds and choppy waters Saturday on the Arkansas River curtailed the search for a man who is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into the river a week ago.
A Warren woman was killed early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle traffic accident on U.S. 63 in Jefferson County.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a use permitted on review request Tuesday for a proposed homeless shelter on Laurel Street.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth discussed the state of the city Friday as a guest speaker with the Pine Bluff Downtown Lions Club at its weekly meeting at the Pine Bluff Country Club.