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UAPB psychology professor receives grant

UAPB’s Anthony Austin will study the health benefits of educational attainment and whether they are less pronounced for African-Americans through his recent award from the Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues Grants (ProDIGs).

County officials identify $341,000 in budget savings

Jefferson County department heads collectively figured out how to cut more than $341,000 from the county general budget during a meeting Tuesday afternoon, an amount the Jefferson County Quorum Court Finance Committee said was needed for the county to be able to make payroll through the end of the year.

Lighthouse plans tour

Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School, 708 W. Second Ave., will host a school tour from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, July 23. Refreshments will be served. Details: 534-0277.

Time to Celebrate

Alfred McMillion Sr. volunteers his cooking skills Tuesday to prepare hot dogs at Coleman Elementary School as part of the Great Pine Bluff Cleanup Neighborhood Winner Fun Day Celebration. Pine Bluff Police Department, Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s office and volunteers cooked food and played games with children. The Westside Loop Neighborhood Watch won the party as recognition after doing the best in a recent citywide cleanup. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)