An Arkansas-based company announced plans Wednesday to build a $130 million plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park to manufacture wood pellets for the European market.
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The Pine Bluff School District saw a decline of 163 students between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 based on its average daily attendance figures as measured from August to March, Director of Business and Finance Pam Winkler told the school board Tuesday night.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in higher numbers and on average scored higher than the 2013 senior class, the state Department of Education said Wednesday in a news release.
Demolition crews Wednesday begin tearing down the north wall of the fire-gutted Young’s Cleaners building on Main Street which featured the Cotton Belt Engine 819 mural painted by Robert and Douglas Dafford. The city was unable to accept an offer to have the wall donated, citing expense and liability concerns. The building was destroyed in a suspected arson May 24.
Latt Bachelor has been named the Relyance Bank regional president at Hot Springs, according to Chuck Morgan, president and CEO of Relyance.
The Arkansas Community Organizations, formerly ACORN, will host a meet and greet event for school board candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.
Petitions filed by would-be Jefferson County Sheriff candidate James Murry may contain enough signatures of registered voters to place him on the ballot in November but Jefferson County Attorney Jackie Harris is waiting on the Secretary of State to confirm that.
A $25,000 bond was set Wednesday for a woman who allegedly stabbed a man in the back after an altercation at a family barbecue.
An investigation into alleged robberies on the west side of the city in June resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly admitted his involvement.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will deliver $10 million to the Pine Bluff Arsenal at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.