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Police testify that Paxson admitted to slaying

Crystal Joy Scott Paxson told a Pine Bluff police officer who arrived at the house where the death occurred that she “didn’t mean to shoot” the victim, the officer testified Wednesday afternoon during Paxson’s trial on charges of first-degree murder.

PBPD expands social media outreach

The Pine Bluff Police Department will begin a social media outreach service Thursday that will provide followers with information on wanted individuals, stolen vehicles, missing persons and other items regarding public safety or community interest.

WHSD losing 200 years of teaching experience

The White Hall School Board unanimously approved six faculty retirement requests Tuesday night and will be losing more than 200 years of combined classroom teaching experience at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, including nearly 180 years on a single campus.

Simmons shareholders celebrate continued success

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County and the Juvenile Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court were honored Tuesday night during the Simmons First National Corporation Shareholders Meeting as recipients of the inaugural ‘Tommy May Make a Difference’ grants.

Hollingsworth lawyer dismisses relevance of earlier ethics finding

Attorney Charles Sidney Gibson, who is representing Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth in her lawsuit against former mayor Carl A. Redus Jr. and the Jefferson County Election Commission, among others, dismissed as irrelevant Thursday a February finding by the state ethics body that he had unintentionally failed to file a Statement of Financial Interest over a several-year period in his capacity as Dermott city attorney.