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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Third person linked to Sunday homicide

An investigation into the shooting death of a Pine Bluff man and the wounding of a second Sunday night took a different twist Tuesday during a probable cause hearing in Jefferson County District Court when a third person was linked to the incident.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

School demolition nearly complete

Demolition of the old Sixth Avenue School in Pine Bluff is nearly complete as shown in this picture from Monday. The building, which dates back to 1870, is among two former school buildings that are being demolished because of economic and health and safety concerns. The other is the old Gabe Meyer Elementary School on Linden Street between West 23rd and West 24th avenues.

Project updates are focus of town hall meeting

The first phase of a municipal multipurpose/aquatic center could be complete by the summer of 2015, according to project architect Dave Sadler, who spoke during the monthly town hall meeting held Monday evening at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.