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Digest for 07-30-14

Jul 29, 2014 10:07pm


Parks and rec announce fall coed SB league

The Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday there will be a fall coed softball league.


Relatives should prepare to childproof for young visitors

Jul 29, 2014 10:07pm

It’s easy to think about childproofing when you have little ones under foot all the time. It’s easy to forget about it when you don’t.

That’s the main reason Arkansas Children’s Hospital...

Flawed facts and firepower

Jul 29, 2014 10:07pm

Few people like it when our nation’s foreign policy is predicated on deception or outright lies. Such situations take on an even more serious dimension when falsehoods are used as a predicate for...

New additions at the White Hall Library

Jul 29, 2014 9:07pm


“Bravo by Greg Rucka

Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley

The Healer’s Touch by Lori Copeland​

​Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance

Last to Know by Elizabeth Adler...


Perrin takes over reign of Ricebirds

Jul 29, 2014 8:07pm

STUTTGART — After a two-year absence from the game of football, newly appointed Stuttgart head coach Vince Perrin returns to what he says he was “on this Earth for.”

“And that is to coach...


Lake Saracen fishing bridge at Brumps Bayou nearly complete

Jul 29, 2014 8:07pm

People should be able to fish from a newly constructed fishing pier along Brumps Bayou at Lake Saracen later this year, pending the construction of a sidewalk leading to it.

Lake Saracen...


GIS official: ZIP codes not important in debate, but accurate maps are

Jul 29, 2014 8:07pm

ZIP codes have no bearing on tax collections, Arkansas Geographic Information Officer Tony Davis told city officials Tuesday, but he did suggest the city look at updating its boundary maps.


Engine 819 mural to be demolished

Jul 29, 2014 7:07pm

It is not financially feasible to save a Main Street mural depicting Cotton Belt Engine 819 from demolition, city officials have determined.

Assistant to the Mayor Evelyn Horton said that...

Candidate filings through Wednesday

Jul 30, 2014 6:07pm

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

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


Mayor: ‘Can’t afford to wait’ to act on collapsed building

Jul 29, 2014 7:07pm

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Tuesday afternoon that the city is moving ahead with plans to address the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple at 620 S. Main St.

“We just...