The Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission discussed spending and updates on parks Monday.
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Cleveland Johnson of Pine Bluff fishes Monday at Lake Saracen. He said he cast his line looking to catch any species that was biting. He said he had not caught any fish but enjoyed being outside.
Traffic on northbound Interstate 530 was being shifted Monday afternoon to the southbound side of the interstate in a work zone near White Hall, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
Bruce Rahmani, the owner of the now-closed Plaza Hotel, said Monday he is rejecting the city’s offer to purchase his hotel for $500,000.
The crisis program of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will end at noon Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission.
The West Pine Bluff Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Speakers and programs include:
Pine Bluff police are continuing their investigation into the second homicide of the month Sunday night.
After deliberating about three hours Thursday night, a Jefferson County Circuit Court jury awarded a Lincoln County woman $1.75 million in a medical malpractice case.
Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are forecasting unusually dense insect and pest populations in crops across the state this year, due primarily to widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and subsequent late-season planting.
Editor’s Note: “The Economic Development Side” originally appears in the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s weekly member e-newsletter. It is written by Rhonda Dishner, the Economic Development Alliance’s executive assistant.