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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Severe weather possible in PB, SE Arkansas

Southeast Arkansas residents could see a severe twist in the weather in the form of thunderstorms, possible hail and possible tornadoes over the next 48 hours. Advance forecasting models Tuesday evening showed a front arriving in the region over Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Hearing on Hollingsworth suit scheduled Thursday

Retired Circuit Court Judge Ted Capeheart of Ashdown has been selected by Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah to decide the lawsuit filed last week by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth that seeks to stop all preparations for a city mayoral election in 2014.

Hollingsworth honors RSVP volunteers

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth met with a group from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program on Tuesday to issue and sign a proclamation recognizing RSVP members and volunteers serving in Pine Bluff.