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Lions land hometown talent in WC’s Jackson

May 05, 2015 11:05pm

If anything about Jaylen Jackson caught Arkansas-Pine Bluff baseball coach Carlos James’ eye more than the Watson Chapel senior’s batting average, it was his character.

“His athletic...

Panel clears way for businessman to serve as LR superintendent

May 05, 2015 7:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Tuesday named Little Rock lawyer and business consultant Howard Baker Kurrus the new superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock...


Higman’s touch part of many Southeast Arkansas weddings

May 05, 2015 7:05pm

“Being happy is just making up your mind to be” — those words were what longtime Pine Bluff resident and former bridal clothing store owner Betty Higman lived by.

Higman died Monday, May 4...


Quorum committees recommend approval for temp worker in prosecutor’s office

May 05, 2015 6:05pm

With no dissent, two committees of the Jefferson Country Quorum Court on Tuesday recommended that an appropriation ordinance to allow the prosecuting attorney’s office to hire a temporary worker...


Edgewood student wins AG award

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

Edgewood Elementary School student Sasha Walker won second place in the first-grade division of the 2015 Child Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.



Edgewood students win PBPD art contest

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

Three first-grade students from Edgewood Elementary School recently won top awards in a coloring contest sponsored by the Pine Bluff Police Department.

Winners were first place, Bradley...

Hutchinson plans school tour to promote computer science

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson will visit several Arkansas high schools this month to encourage students to sign up for newly offered computer science courses for the 2015-16 school year, his...


PB educator takes lead at Quest Charter School

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

Arnold Robertson, a long-time educator who taught in Pine Bluff and Dollarway school districts, will become the new school director at Quest Charter School of Pine Bluff this summer.



Sidewalks to be built near Morehead Middle; utility lines to be buried along University Drive

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

The Pine Bluff City Council approved a resolution Monday to appropriate money from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to pay for a Dollarway Safe Route to School Project.



Huckabee announces presidential candidacy in hometown

May 05, 2015 5:05pm

HOPE — The town that was the birthplace of both Mike Huckabee and Bill Clinton was the scene of Huckabee’s official announcement Tuesday of his entry into the 2016 presidential race.