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Stores prepare for crowds with tax-free back-to-school shopping set for weekend

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

As students get ready to return to school, parents can save money on certain school supplies and articles of clothing this weekend during the no-sales-tax holiday in Arkansas.

The waiver of...

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City told to wait week for assessment of collapsed building; mayor considers other options

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said that her Wednesday meeting with the owner of the partially collapsed building at 620 S. Main St. did not produce the answers that she sought.

“I met...

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PB man facing felony allegation after arrest in domestic violence case

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

A reported domestic disturbance Monday at an apartment on West 34th Avenue resulted in the arrest of a man on felony charges because of a prior conviction.

Landon Collins, 30, had...

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Senate Republicans snuff job-growth bill touted by Pryor

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked action on a bill that Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., had unveiled last week as a key component of his job-growth agenda.

The bill that aimed...

Police seeking burglary suspects

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff police are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspects who broke into a pawn shop on East Harding Avenue early Thursday morning and stole weapons.

Officer Richard...

PB unemployment rose in June

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

Pine Bluff’s June unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent from the 10.1 percent reading for May, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Pine...

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Hutchinson says economic growth possible for Arkansas Delta

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

The Republican Party’s candidate for governor said Wednesday he sees an opportunity for economic growth in the delta.

“One of the foundations of the Delta is the agricultural economy,” Asa...

Back 2 School Bash set Saturday

Jul 30, 2014 4:07pm

Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the Fill the Gap Coalition will host a free Back 2 School Bash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at God’s Way Fellowship, 1601 Commerce Road.

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Mays reappointed to advisory council

Jul 30, 2014 4:07pm

Fourth Ward Alderman Steven Mays of Pine Bluff has been re-appointed to the Arkansas Municipal League’s Advisory Council for Large First Cities for 2014-2015.

Mays has been an active member...

AG offers tips to handle unwanted solicitors

Jul 30, 2014 4:07pm

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert Wednesday to make consumers aware of their rights when dealing with solicitors and to help them avoid being scammed or...

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