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Board vote on Bolding reversed in 4-3 count

Eight days after separating the joint positions of Pine Bluff High School Athletic Director and football coach Bobby Bolding, the school board voted 4-3 Wednesday night to reverse its previous decision and allow Bolding to resume his old duties at his former salary.

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.

Candidates meet in NAACP forum

Luther Sutter said Monday evening that he entered the Division 5 At Large District 11 West Circuit Court judicial race against sitting Judge Jodi Dennis because she disqualified him from a case five years ago.

Tributes to Charles Jones

The following are tributes to Charles Edward Jones III from our readers. Send yours to or post them on our Facebook page. Jones was killed in a hit-and-run traffic accident Friday.

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.