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Oak Park, Southeast schools to close

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.

Oak Park Elementary School slated to close

Oak Park Elementary School is scheduled to close at the end of the current academic year because the Pine Bluff School District has seen an enrollment decline and a subsequent reduction in funding, Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Linda Watson said Tuesday.

Clarification

Articles published Tuesday and Wednesday about the Pine Bluff School District did not include all possible options related to a proposed consolidation of schools at the mid-grade level.

Simmons acquisitions approved

Simmons First National Corp. has received approval from the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors for its proposed acquisition of two financial institutions, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday.

Hanging in There

Western Waterproofing staff work at water-proofing the outside of the Simmons Bank headquarters Thursday afternoon in downtown Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)