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ZIP code measure again falls short

For the second consecutive Pine Bluff City Council meeting, a proposed resolution that would require the inclusion of ZIP code information on police and fire incident reports was narrowly rejected.

Ballot positions set for school board elections

Voters in three of the four school districts in Jefferson County will go to the polls to elect school board members, including four contested positions in the Dollarway district, which had been under state control for two years.

After The Storm

Rex Lloyd saws up a tree that had fallen onto a house owned by Charles Shelton on Ryburn Road near Oakridge Drive, left by a band of thunderstorms that blew through the area Thursday evening. There was another downed tree on the property blocking the driveway, and power was out in the surrounding area for 87 customers, according to the Entergy website. Meanwhile, the same storm system caused scattered power outages elsewhere in Pine Bluff and left 1,500 customers in Redfield and 1,500 customers in the White Hall and Hardin areas without power. (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)