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The century Ruth built

Jul 10, 2014 10:07pm

It’s a tough trick to be both the center of a curse and an iconic hero, but that’s exactly the place in history occupied by George Herman “Babe” Ruth. Today marks the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s...

We mourn Israeli teens, but what about Americans?

Jul 10, 2014 10:07pm

Last week, the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who had been abducted and shot to death while hitchhiking were found in a field near Hebron. While Israel mourned their deaths, leaders in the...

Downtown site under consideration for possible new library

Jul 10, 2014 8:07pm

A downtown site at Fifth Avenue and Chestnut Street is being considered as the location for a new main library, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Board of Trustees discussed Thursday...

UA adds Wake Forest to schedule

Jul 10, 2014 8:07pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas men’s basketball program has added more strength to its 2014-15 nonconference schedule with a home game against Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons announced the game...

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State panel wants review of academic-distress rules for alternative schools

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education on Thursday approved academic-distress status for 26 Arkansas schools but chose to postpone a decision on six alternative schools, saying accountability...

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Magician Craig Diamond pays it forward to local teen

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

Craig Diamond, master magician and headliner at The New Community Pine Bluff Theatre this weekend, arrived in town early with at least one unexpected surprise trick up his sleeve for a local teen...

Striders head to regionals after success in Indiana

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

The Louis Moss Striders track club of Pine Bluff are coming off a successful meet in Bloomington, Indiana, and preparing for USA Track and Field regional meet this weekend in central Arkansas....

Abortion ban violates Supreme Court precedent, opponents argue in filing

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas law that seeks to ban most abortions at 12 weeks or later into a pregnancy violates 40 years of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, opponents of the law argued in a court...

Ballot positions set for school board elections

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

Voters in three of the four school districts in Jefferson County will go to the polls to elect school board members, including four contested positions in the Dollarway district, which had been...

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Tourney Town: Babe Ruth, Dixie state playoffs dot city starting Friday

Jul 10, 2014 7:07pm

Outside of hosting a Babe Ruth World Series, Pine Bluff couldn’t have it any better for summertime baseball.

Next year, Babe Ruth Baseball’s national championship for 14-year-olds will be...

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