Rare is the day when our city is given the chance to undo a huge mistake. Fortunately, that day appears to have arrived. While the details have yet to be revealed (and neither party has committed to the idea), Bruce Rahmani owner of the blighted Plaza Hotel has offered to sell the once-thriving concern to the city at a cost of $3 million or lease the hotel to the city at $20,000 per month with no money down.
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The unspoken question in Judge James Moody’s Eastern District courtroom Monday was, how much trouble should the election process undergo to accommodate candidates who aren’t going to win anyway, and also to accommodate Arkansans who want to vote for them?
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Jan Dilley Irwin, 59, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, died May 1, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Dr. Raymond A. Irwin, Jr. and Eve Dilley Irwin.
WHITE HALL - Justin Lewis Brown, 26, of White Hall, passed, Sunday, July 26, 2015.
MONTICELLO _ Zola Bee Scroggins Glennon, age 90 of Monticello, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born October 26, 1924 to the late Clarence David Scroggins and Lizzie B. Horn Scroggins.
Esther James, 92, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Funeral services for Helen Barnes Hughes, 79, of Pine Bluff, passed July 20 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Spiritual Temple Church of God in Christ, Elder John Bynum pastor, 1001 S. Linden Street, Pine Bluff, Ark.
On the evening of July 21, 2015, Lottie Mae Brentley, 88 of Pine Bluff departed this life. Lottie was born on November 14, 1926 to Elbert and Beulah Watts-Allen in Lake Providence, LA. In her early years she attended high school in Caddo Parrish, LA.
RISON - Joe Lonnie Garrett, 83 of Rison, died July 25, 2015 in Pine Bluff, Ark. He was born September 30, 1931 in Thornton, Ark. to the late Henry and Vera Garrett. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the American Legion out of Little Rock, and a member of Shriner’s Tangier Temple of Omaha, Neb.
PORTLAND - George L. Pugh, Sr., 82, of Portland, died Saturday, July