The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School at the end of the current academic year because of declining enrollment and a subsequent drop in funding.
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A proposed appropriation ordinance to set 2015 budgets for grant funds received by juvenile court was recommended for approval Tuesday by two committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court.
The city of Pine Bluff will be accepting additional bids from companies vying for the work of removing two collapsed buildings in downtown Pine Bluff.
Reported crimes in Pine Bluff declined for the 14th straight month in February, but Police Chief Jeff Hubanks said Tuesday he thinks the city is “reaching a plateau” with the numbers.
The former chief executive officer of Simmons First National Corp. said Tuesday the collapse of several buildings in the downtown area “is a huge problem.”
A Pine Bluff woman pleaded guilty last week to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge in connection with a credit repair scheme.
Another contractor is interesting in submitting a bid to demolish fallen buildings downtown, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth told aldermen at a the Pine Bluff City Council meeting Monday.
What began as a summer tour of college campuses by a group of students from Pine Bluff High School last summer has resulted in the creation of a nonprofit organization to provide educational opportunities to students throughout the city.
The new owner of The Pines mall has announced that the mall will begin a youth escort policy on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to close.
Reported crimes in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County declined almost 20 percent in January, compared to the figures from a year ago, according to a report from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that was released Saturday.