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Plaza Hotel sells at auction, property’s fate unknown

According to an online property market site, the Plaza Hotel at 2 Convention Center Drive was sold at an auction on June 2. The starting bid was $750,000, but the site — — doesn’t indicate how much the 200-room hotel that’s attached to the Pine Bluff Convention Center sold for.

UAM psychology honor society receives honor

The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Psi Chi psychology honor society was selected as a “Model Chapter of the Year,” one of 27 nationally to receive the award, according to Rick Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

FCDC community meeting set July 28

The Family Community Development Corp., 1001 N. Palm St., will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Officer Shanee Howard of the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program will give an update for the University Park Neighborhood Watch Program.

Money for jail raises fails in Quorum Court meeting

While the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Monday approved two appropriation ordinances — one to pay the off-duty Pine Bluff Police Department officers who have been providing security at the county courthouse, and the second to fund two new sheriff’s deputies through the end of the year — a third proposal that would have retroactively covered raises that were given to employees at the Jefferson County Adult Detention Center failed.

UAPB part of pilot program to build entrepreneurship

Six Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Delta region, including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, have been selected to participate in an entrepreneurship program through the inaugural HBCU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative, the Delta Regional Authority announced Monday afternoon at UAPB.