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Simmons shareholders celebrate continued success

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County and the Juvenile Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court were honored Tuesday night during the Simmons First National Corporation Shareholders Meeting as recipients of the inaugural ‘Tommy May Make a Difference’ grants.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

School demolition nearly complete

Demolition of the old Sixth Avenue School in Pine Bluff is nearly complete as shown in this picture from Monday. The building, which dates back to 1870, is among two former school buildings that are being demolished because of economic and health and safety concerns. The other is the old Gabe Meyer Elementary School on Linden Street between West 23rd and West 24th avenues.

Project updates are focus of town hall meeting

The first phase of a municipal multipurpose/aquatic center could be complete by the summer of 2015, according to project architect Dave Sadler, who spoke during the monthly town hall meeting held Monday evening at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Wetting a Hook

Tameque Irby (left) helps her son Ivan Armour keep an eye on his line as they enjoy some fishing Monday at Moody Pond in White Hall. The temperatures were cool but the sun was shining for a day of fishing during spring break.

Looking Back: PB man served country, then community

Pine Bluff’s Guy Lee Walker was proud to serve in America’s Army during World War II, fighting for his country in Africa, France, Germany and Central Europe. Pleased to be a truck driver, he nevertheless longed for more meaningful assignments, but as a black soldier in the then-segregated military, Walker realized his duty options were limited.