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UAPB receives more than $200,000 for memorial scholarships

The union of the late Herbert and Marether Herts resulted in an appreciation and support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Although neither of them attended UAPB, they both came from small towns in the South and understood the importance of being able to extend an opportunity to those that came behind them. Having passed away in 1992 and 2013 respectively, their estate bequeathed $207,643.95 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Herbert, Marether, and George Herts Scholarship.

Calendar of Events

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City photo contest winners announced

Winners in the second annual “Beauty in the Bluff” fall photo contest sponsored by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s office have been announced, and Hollingsworth said she was “ecstatic” about the entries.

‘Good Times Roll’

AGerald Jones, center, sings ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ as part of ‘Razzle Dazzle: Memphis to Motown’ at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The show includes musical and dance favorites through the decades. The performances began Thursday and run through Sunday.

Davis questioned over holding up mayor’s political filing

Political filing paperwork for Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and four others were labeled as “pending” on Monday and Tuesday and, according to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, that was because Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Ted Davis had not certified the paperwork.