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County will try again to solve financial woes at Tuesday meeting

The Jefferson County Quorum Court Finance Committee will take another shot at presenting an ordinance requiring elected officials to reduce salaries and expenditures from the county general fund by 20 percent and increase the amount employees contribute to their insurance costs by 11 percent on Tuesday when committees of the court meet at 5:30 p.m.


Joy Blankenship, executive director of Pine Bluff Downtown Development, dressed in a frock of early 20th century vintage, plays the part of Willie Kavanaugh Hocker, who designed the first Arkansas state flag in 1912, in the rededication of a mural depicting Hocker and her design Tuesday in downtown Pine Bluff. The mural was originally painted and completed in October 1995 by mural artists David and Sally Frye.