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Gone Fishing

Cleveland Johnson of Pine Bluff fishes Monday at Lake Saracen. He said he cast his line looking to catch any species that was biting. He said he had not caught any fish but enjoyed being outside.

Back to School

Students at 34th Avenue Elementary School play during the noon recess as all the school districts in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County started up Monday. Cooler temperatures greeted students and teachers for the first day of school. At Pine Bluff High School, a large poster depicting a school bus welcomed students back to class after the summer break. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

First pitch

Mayor Debe Hollingsworth throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series on Saturday at Taylor Field. The pitch was part of the tournament’s opening ceremony, which also included a fireworks display. The national tournament, which includes three local teams, will run through next Saturday. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)