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Fireworks Display

Fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day as part of Southeast Arkansas’ largest fireworks exhibit at Regional Park’s softball complex Saturday night. The fireworks were part of the Fourth of July festivites presented by the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department and Pine Bluff Festival Association. (Special to the Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

County will try again to solve financial woes at Tuesday meeting

The Jefferson County Quorum Court Finance Committee will take another shot at presenting an ordinance requiring elected officials to reduce salaries and expenditures from the county general fund by 20 percent and increase the amount employees contribute to their insurance costs by 11 percent on Tuesday when committees of the court meet at 5:30 p.m.

Parents As Teachers to meet July 6

Parents As Teachers group connection will meet at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. The topic will be “Baby Bytes: Computers and Your Toddler Safety.”

PB unemployment rate increases

The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in May and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released Thursday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.