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A house is worth having only if it feels like home

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

Dear Abby,

I am 23 and my husband is 27. We’ve been married for two years. Since our wedding, I have felt an overwhelming amount of pressure to “settle down and buy a house.”


Congress extends funding for Homeland Security

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

WASHINGTON – Congress approved legislation to finance the Department of Homeland Security for another week as Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over President Barack Obama’s executive...

PBHS class of 1960 holds Feb. meeting

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

The Pine Bluff High School Class of 1960 met Feb. 2 at the Wright’s BBQ Ranch House on Dollarway Road.

The blessing was given by Herman Ginger. Those attending were Jerry and Ruby Wessels...


AKA kicks off 2015 in high gear

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

The Alpha Rho Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has kicked off the 2015 school year with a bang.

While celebrating...


Elizabeth and Clayborn Carroll to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

Elizabeth and Clayborn Carroll Sr. of Pine Bluff will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary March 7 with a family dinner at Harbor Oaks.

The event will be hosted by their children Leo...


Zetas to honor 12 retired teachers next Saturday

Feb 28, 2015 2:02pm

The Epsilon Zeta Zeta and Beta Beta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host the 26th annual Finer Womanhood Banquet, “Recognizing Dedicated Service to Education,” at 7 p.m. Saturday,...


Cinderella’s Still Dancing: Pine Bluff native chronicles her triumph over abuse in new memoir

Feb 28, 2015 1:02pm

Pine Bluff native Shaunte’ McFarland is an educator living with her U. S. Marine Corps husband Christopher McFarland Sr. and 2-year-old son Christopher Jr. in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is the...


Reconstruction of University Drive almost done

Feb 28, 2015 6:02am

After more than two years of work and an expenditure of $6.7 million, the reconstruction of University Drive is substantially completed, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation...

Liberty Utilities requests 12.75 percent rate increase, drawing mixed reactions from aldermen

Feb 28, 2015 6:02am

Although Liberty Utilities is working on a settlement agreement that would reduce the amount of its proposed rate increase from 28 percent to 12.75 percent, Pine Bluff aldermen still have...


Healthbytes - It’s cold outside - stay warm

Feb 28, 2015 6:02am

It has been particularly cold over the last week, with more ice, sleet and snow than this southern girl appreciates. Most of us are not likely to be lost in the wilds of Alaska. However, we might...