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Thunderstorm warning, watch issued

There is a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for all of Jefferson County through 8 p.m. and a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for NORTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY through 5 p.m. Details from the National Weather Service: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/

Fishing for Fun

Barbara Sheppard, left, and Wilma Riley, right — both of Pine Bluff — enjoy an afternoon of fishing Wednesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. Shortly after the photo was taken, the ladies called it a day as temperatures reached the upper 80s and the relative humidity was more than 50 percent. (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)

Scholarships awarded

Joe Clement, center, of Simmons Bank, presented scholarship checks to three recent Pine Bluff High School graduates during a Pine Bluff Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

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)

Watson Chapel to debut Chromebooks

The Watson Chapel School District will introduce Chromebook computers at Edgewood Elementary School and L.L. Owen Elementary School in the upcoming school year, Assistant Superintendent Brenda Melton said.