The Pine Bluff NAACP Branch will meet Thursday, Feb. 11, at Kings Highway Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St.
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Coleman Intermediate School in the Watson Chapel School District recently announced its second nine weeks honor roll students:
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.
The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the next Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
Share-A-Prayer and Word Church, 4019 S. Main St., will open its food pantry Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. until the food is gone.
Officials on Monday said Paul Grice, 38, who escaped from the county jail around midnight Saturday was back in custody. A search for Grice had been concentrated in Drew County after he was tracked by his cell phone.
G.R. Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District has named its Students of the Month for January. They are first row, Lylla Gatesman, Elizabeth Gammill, Laythen Hartsfield; second row, Trey Booker, Alice Huo, Nour Nimer, Anna Akines, Harleigh Jo Bean; third row: Liam Andersen, Jase Malone, Daisy Zhu, Jailin Rice, Landon Garrick; back row, Ben Redix, Dakota Yeager; and not pictured, Bethany Roper. (Special to The Commercial)
A candidate for mayor of Pine Bluff on Saturday was critical of a member of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners who accessed the candidate’s military record and released some of the information on a social media site.
The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello won the Arkansas state championship and placed second overall in the Southern Regional Debate and Forensics Championship Tournament.
Forestry and natural resources students will put their lumberjack skills on display at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Forestry Club’s annual Field Day competition Saturday, Feb. 13.