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Drop in reported robberies part of overall reported crime decrease in April

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

For the first time since October 2014, reported robberies in Pine Bluff were in single digits, helping to fuel a 12.97 percent decrease in crime in April, compared to numbers from 2014.



Simmons Bank CEO earned more than $1.5 million in 2014

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

Simmons First National Corp.’s top executive earned more than $1.5 million last year, based on a May 1 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Simmons Chairman...


Arts Center plans Saturday FunDay

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host its free, monthly Second Saturday Family FunDay from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Participants will use images,...

MECA board meets May 6

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

The Metropolitan Emergency Communication Association Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management EOC room.

Details: Melinda...

Grapevine Cemetery memorial set

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

The Grapevine Cemetery Memorial Service will be held at Sardis Baptist Church, Sunday, May 17, following the church’s 11 a.m. worship service.

A potluck fellowship meal will be held after...

Third Avenue neighbors to meet

May 05, 2015 4:05pm

The Third Avenue Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Boone-Murphy House, 714 W. Fourth Ave. Participants will discuss a train switch on Third Avenue, a spokesman...


Easter calls for community involvement during Coffee with the Chiefs program

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

The Rev. Derick Easter, pastor of New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, said Tuesday that there is no community success without involvement and engagement.

Speaking at the monthly...

Police to host youth camp

May 05, 2015 3:05pm

The Pine Bluff Police Department will host its Police and Youth Day Camp 2015 and S.H.O.U.T (Striving Higher for Outstanding and Upwardly moving Test scores).

The camp will be conducted...

Loan program expands to help fruit, vegetable growers

May 05, 2015 2:05pm

Twenty-two new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers are now included in the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program.

The program provides low-interest financing to...


Arts Center plans printmaking class

May 05, 2015 2:05pm

The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host Printmaking and Pinot, a printmaking class, as part of the Adults at Play series from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14....