Pine Bluff got some good economic news during the spring and summer with two announcements regarding new industrial facilities.
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Now in its 27th year, the Commercial Christmas Card Fund benefits needy children in the Pine Bluff, Dollarway, Watson Chapel and White Hall school districts. The newspaper collects the funds, which are divided among the four districts. All of the proceeds are given to the schools and no money is kept for administrative costs at The Commercial. Donations through December 24 were close to $8,000.
Volunteers served a hearty meal and shared fellowship with hundreds of people at the fifth annual Pine Bluff Christmas Day Community Dinner Thursday at Pine Bluff High School.
The Dollarway School District was released from state control in 2014 after more than two years, paving the way for voters to elect school board members.
The owner of a partially collapsed building in downtown Pine Bluff said he and his contractors have started removing fallen bricks so they can be cleaned and returned to the structure.
The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department were as follows:
Pine Bluff City Council Ward 4 Alderman Steven Mays made the 71602 ZIP code a common topic of conversation throughout much of 2014.
We are lucky in Jefferson County to have such a vivid reminder of the Christmas spirit shining every year from the banks of Lake Langhofer.
People came to The Pines mall on Wednesday and shopped for presents for family members one day before Christmas.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello hired an executive search firm to recruit candidates for the chancellor position, as its current chancellor Jack Lassiter plans to retire in January 2015.