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Additional money for county road department recommended for approval

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

A supplemental appropriation for the Jefferson County Road Department using funds received from state highway and natural gas taxes was recommended for approval by two committees of the quorum...

PB resident represents Southeast Arkansas at Delta academy in D.C.

Jul 08, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff resident Charles McGhee was among 13 Arkansans who discussed infrastructure, health care and transportation with federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last month.

McGhee serves...

Townsend Park ball field construction to begin soon

Jul 08, 2014 5:07pm

Construction work on the Townsend Park baseball field is expected to begin soon, with the goal of it being ready for the public by spring 2015.

ETC Engineers and Architects Inc. of Little...

Gragg reportedly names top 6 college choices

Jul 08, 2014 5:07pm

Dumas senior-to-be tight end Will Gragg announced his top six choices for college recently at a prestigious football camp.

Gragg tweeted Monday night Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Louisville, Ole...

Police seek shooting suspects

Jul 08, 2014 8:07pm

A Pine Bluff man was beaten and shot in the early morning hours of Monday, June 30, and police are asking for help in locating the people responsible.

Officer Richard Wegner said in a press...

Sheriff wants to add search-and-rescue dog to department

Jul 08, 2014 9:07pm

While Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson said Tuesday that two K-9s who are working with their handlers in the department’s patrol division are enough to get the job done, he would like to...


Jul 08, 2014 4:07pm

An article in the July 2 edition of The Progress incorrectly combined two articles under the headline “Lawsuit against coroner dismissed.” The article should have ended with the sentences: “The...

LEPC to meet Thursday

Jul 08, 2014 3:07pm

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet Thursday, July 10, at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management Training Room.

Copies of the updated Emergency...

AARP Smart Driver Safety class set for July 15

Jul 08, 2014 2:07pm

The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program, developed by AARP, will be offered from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave.

This is a new...

Volunteer opportunities available in the community

Jul 08, 2014 2:07pm

Here is a partial list of volunteer opportunities in the community:

Communities in Schools in Jefferson County is seeking volunteers to help in the “Lights on After Dark” program at the...