As of Friday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $7,309.
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The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Tiffany Bone said.
A proposal is coming before the Pine Bluff City Council that would form an advisory committee comprised of owners of small business to help people considering opening a business in Pine Bluff.
One person smoking cigarettes on a church property is one too many for Pastor Curtis Cook of Joy Community Church.
Motorcyclists focus on the journey rather than the destination.
The Watson Chapel School Board voted Thursday to hire search firm McPherson & Jacobson to attract qualified applicants to apply to be superintendent.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. was correct when he threw out a garnishment filed against the city of Gould by a former employee.
The children’s area at the main library will get some renovations next year after a vote by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Board of Trustees last week.
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed the qualifications needed for the next museum director.
Faith Edwards, who will be 1 year old on Dec. 23, meets Santa Claus for the first time during the Time with Santa and Recycling Rex event Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. County Judge Dutch King said the approximately 1,000 ornaments on the tree were all made from recyclable material by students from throughout the county. King said next year, he expects to have a tree with 2,000 ornaments. ‘Anything that is recycled does not end up it the ditches or on the ground, and we’re trying to get kids excited about recycling,’ King said. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)