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PB Wastewater Utility considering rate increase

Jul 28, 2014 7:07pm

The Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility Commission is considering whether a rate increase described by officials as modest may be needed in 2015 to account for rising infrastructure costs and a...


Downtown collapse cleanup plan on pause, waiting for owner

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

Little progress can be made on the partially collapsed old Sahara Temple at 620 S. Main St. until its owner returns to Pine Bluff, according to city officials.

City officials confirmed...


Summer League Champions

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

The I Promise Stars, a group of Pine Bluff natives, recently competed in the Lonoke Community Center Summer Basketball League and won the regular-season title with an 11-2 record as well as the...


Adult education may return to SEARK College

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

Adult education classes may be returning to Southeast Arkansas College, pending approval from state offices.

The Southeast Arkansas College Board of Trustees approved a motion during a...

Candidate filing period continues

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

The following is a list of people who have filed through Monday to run as independents in the Nov. 4 general election for local municipal offices.

- The Rev. Jesse Turner for Pine Bluff...

Braves show no rust from lengthy break

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

BRYANT — The Pine Bluff Braves waited through a month’s worth of rainouts before returning to the field Sunday and beating the Bryant All-Stars 5-0 in semipro baseball at Bishop Park. The game...

AG’s office asks to intervene in challenge to tax exemption

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a tax exemption that lawmakers provided to the oil and gas industry earlier this year....

Tyson selling operations in Mexico, Brazil

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.


Survey cites discrimination against LGBT community in Arkansas

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans found that one in four has experienced employment discrimination and more than one in three has experienced harassment at...


State drug director to retire

Jul 28, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.