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Correction

In the Wednesday edition of The Commercial, the article “Arsenal’s Pine Haven Golf Course to close May 30” incorrectly spelled the name of the arsenal’s division chief of recreation services, Carla Easterling. Also, the article stated that the golf equipment would be sold in “still” bids. It should have read “sealed” bids. Finally, all of the quotes in the article should have been attributed to Easterling.

Drug court celebration set Friday

Jefferson County Drug Court will celebrate National Drug Court Month on Friday with a celebration at 9:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Supervisory Special Agent Anthony Lemons of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be the featured speaker.

Protesters at McDonald’s seek hike in minimum wage

Wearing shirts and carrying signs saying “$15 an hour and a union” and “Fast Food Workers Fighting for Dignity and Justice,” an estimated 20 to 25 people, about half from Pine Bluff, staged a protest in front of the McDonald’s at 101 N. Blake St. on Thursday, seeking an increase in the minimum wage law.

UAPB champion Pearlie Reed dies

Funeral services for former U.S. Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduate Pearlie S. Reed, who died a week ago, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Old St. Paul Church in West Memphis.

Uncovering history

Construction workers with Mr. Brick Antique Buy and Sell while cleaning up the 400 block of Main Street on Wednesday unveiled the long-covered-up original Fox Brothers Hardware Store sign. Speaking to the history of the sign, Will Fox said it marked the location of the original Fox Brothers Hardware Store, which was started by four brothers who moved to Jefferson County from Virginia between 1865 and 1869. The Fox Brothers later moved to Rhinehart Road and remained in business until the late 1980s or early 1990s, he said. The sign was discovered while workers were tearing down the former Kahn’s Jewelers building. Fox is a former Jefferson County election coordinator and is related to the brothers who began the business. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Patrick Geans)

Final candidate for PBSD superintendent to interview

Frisco, Texas, At-Risk Services, Student Achievement and Involvement Coordinator Larry Lewis on Thursday will be the final candidate to interview for the Pine Bluff School District’s superintendent vacancy. Lewis is the fourth candidate this week to go through the day-long series of interviews with student, faculty, support staff and administrator focus groups followed by a formal after-dinner interview with the school board.