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PB district lists spelling bee winners

Dec 18, 2014 5:12pm

The Pine Bluff School District announces winners in spelling bee competitions for kindergarten through third grade and fourth through eighth grades.

Winners and their schools include:


Debutante Cotillion Committees announced

Dec 18, 2014 4:12pm

The 2014 Debutante Cotillion, sponsored by the Delta Omega Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The following people...

Jiniya Farmer

Dec 18, 2014 4:12pm

Jasmine Joy’cette Pryor and Bobby Charles Lydell Farmer of Little Rock announce the birth of a girl, Jiniya Leigh Ann Farmer.

Jiniya was born on Dec. 3, 2014, at UAMS Medical Center in...

Outreach will give away food Saturday

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

Feed a Friend Outreach Ministries will give away food bags for Christmas starting at noon Saturday, Dec. 20, at Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church, 121 W. Martin St.

Townsend Park students hold food drive

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

Townsend Park Elementary School students in Dollarway School District held a food drive in December.

Students donated 1,035 food items to Neighbor to Neighbor in Pine Bluff.

Locals graduate at HSU

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

Several area residents will receive degrees during winter commencement Friday, Dec. 19, at Henderson State University.

Graduates listed by hometowns are:

— Leola — Carly Taylor Webb...

Cotton names key staff

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, will be bringing along most of his top aides when he moves over to the U.S. Senate in January.

Sen.-elect Cotton announced on Thursday that he...

Aviation Commission proposes changing airport name to reflect regional role

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

The Pine Bluff Aviation Commission passed a request Thursday that the name of Grider Field Municipal Airport be changed to Grider Field Regional Airport, sending the matter to the Pine Bluff City...


Liberty Utilities expects to get OK on rate increase request in early ‘15

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

The new general manager of Liberty Utilities said Thursday a rate increase requested by the company would result in infrastructure improvements to the existing water lines and facilities.


Arkansas prison inmate dies

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas prison inmate died Wednesday night, apparently from injuries he sustained two days earlier in a suicide attempt, according to the state Department of Correction.