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AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email pbcnews@pbcommercial.com, fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., ...



PBHS to honor slain educator  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School will host a balloon release at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in memory of the late Terry Smith, a retired educator from Pine Bluff School District.



Obituaries for Wednesday, May 1  Helena Daily World

Haywood Pitts Haywood Jermaine Pitts, 40, of Pine Bluff, was born on September 3, 1978, to Robert Yarbrough and the late Barbara Pitts Brown Manning.



Slain educator, beloved by many, remembered  Pine Bluff Commercial

On March 29, Pine Bluff police responded to a call at the intersection of Howard Drive and Tulip Street where a retired Pine Bluff School District teacher was ...



PBSD students not motivated to learn, super says  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School District was recently declared by the Arkansas Board of Education as being in severe academic trouble.



State lists Pine Bluff School District as in intensive need  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Board of Education has added low academic achievement, overstaffing and a litany of other problems to its reasons for assuming control of the ...



After 20-plus years, PB legend Shabazz enjoys happy homecoming  Pine Bluff Commercial

Basil Shabazz left Pine Bluff two decades ago not knowing if or when he'd return to his hometown. Thanks to Theron “Pearl” Eckwood, his childhood friend and ...



Pine Bluff High School announces 2018 graduates  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School will conduct its 2018 graduation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.The Valedictorian is Kevin Larone ...



King Cotton Classic Returning to Pine Bluff  KARK

The event is a high school basketball tournament that placed Pine Bluff in the national spotlight in years past.



King Cotton Holiday Classic Returns to Pine Bluff Dec. 27-29  KARK

Go Forward Pine Bluff announces return of nationally recognized high school basketball tournament that will bring top talent to town.



Family remembers retired teacher caught in crossfire  www.fox16.com

The family of a retired teacher who was killed in a shooting in Pine Bluff a week ago, is pushing to find whoever pulled the trigger.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email pbcnews@pbcommercial.com, fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., ...



McMurray has first meeting as PBSD interim super  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School District Board of Education approved the purchase of academic resources and a key maintenance measure on Tuesday in a detail-packed ...



TOP 5, No. 5: Go Forward Pine Bluff makes mark in 2018  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: In past years, we have published a top 10 list of stories we felt were the 10 most important of the year. This year, we have condensed that list to five ...



Dollarway, Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel school districts meet to discuss struggles, improvements  THV11.com KTHV

As change comes quickly to public schools in Pine Bluff, parents and students told the heads of the three districts Monday evening that they want improvement.



Pine Bluff hopes return of King Cotton tournament will inspire pride, unite community  Arkansas Online

The cheerleaders pranced to the front of the room and began their chant: "Clap your hands. Get loud. Show you're proud. To be. From Pine Bluff."



King Cotton shines for Pine Bluff  Pine Bluff Commercial

The revival of the King Cotton Holiday Classic basketball tournament did just what it was supposed to do, according to organizers: It drummed up interest in Pine ...



King Cotton basketball classic returning to Pine Bluff  Magnoliareporter

The King Cotton Holiday Classic basketball tournament will return to Pine Bluff in December.



Pine Bluff Area Church News beginning March 15  Pine Bluff Commercial

AnniversariesHighland Baptist Church, 1320 S. Peach St., will present the 16th anniversary of the pastor and wife, Christopher and Shameka Mack. At 11 a.m. ...



Charity basketball game set by ‘What’s Next Pine Bluff,’ YBL  Pine Bluff Commercial

Inspired to help the youth understand the importance of being of *service* to themselves and to the community, the nonprofit organization "What's Next Pine Bluff" ...



PB gaining statewide attention with King Cotton  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: The return of the King Cotton basketball tournament has led to many recent stories in various publications and on television programs. Here is one ...



State’s report cards on local schools released  Pine Bluff Commercial

A report recently released by the Arkansas Department of Education showing letter grades for Arkansas schools gave eight schools in Jefferson County, ...



Obituaries for Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - News - The Whitehall Journal - White Hall, AR - Pine Bluff, AR  White Hall Journal

Mrs. Dora Matlock, 81 of Carthage, AR passed April 6, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR. www.



SCHOOLS OUT: Pine Bluff High Schools Virginia Hymes to retire  Pine Bluff Commercial

After 39 years teaching full-time in the Pine Bluff School District, Virginia Hymes will be retiring in June. A native of Pine Bluff, Hymes was a child when she ...



Beasley sentenced to prison in robbery, shooting cases  Pine Bluff Commercial

A former high school football standout who helped the Pine Bluff Zebras to two consecutive state championships was sentenced to prison late Wednesday in ...



Laurent to seek school board slot  Pine Bluff Commercial

Ronald S. Laurent has announced his intention to seek a seat on the board of the Pine Bluff School District to represent Zone 7. In a press release, he said, "My ...



NAACP holds education forum to address consolidation  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff chapter of the NAACP held an education forum Thursday evening at Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church to engage in conversation about ...



Dollarway football now under stewardship of Henry, moves to 6-3A  Pine Bluff Commercial

After Lee Hardman retired in 2017, the Dollarway Cardinals hired Alton Murphy as their new athletic director. Hardman held the title of AD and head football ...



Brookshire's promotes Hatley to Super 1 store director - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

Lynette Hatley is the new store director of Super 1 Foods at 1605 E. Harding Ave. Brookshire Grocery Co. announced the promotion Aug. 23.A 15-year ...



Watson Chapels superintendent Doc waves farewell  Pine Bluff Commercial

Watson Chapel Superintendent Connie "Doc" Hathorn is retiring at the end of this school year.



PBSD selects new president: Dabner out, Horace in  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School Board elected new officers Tuesday night after initially being unsure of policies governing the practice.The board members rejected a ...



PBHS announces 2017 graduates  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School held its 2017 commencement May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The valedictorian is Sadagicous U. Owens and the ...



3 Jefferson County 4-H students receive top honors  Pine Bluff Commercial

Three Jefferson County 4-H members recently received honors for their leadership and dedication to the county and Arkansas 4-H programs.Honorees were:• ...



PBHS class of 2018 celebrates graduation  Pine Bluff Commercial

The 2018 senior class at Pine Bluff High School graduated Friday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.



2 Pine Bluff students win Brookshire’s scholarships  Pine Bluff Commercial

Two of the three recent Brookshire's scholarship winners are from Pine Bluff, according to a news release.Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores ...



RIF measure still looming over PBSD  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School Board voted Tuesday to table a discussion regarding its recent reduction in force action until a later meeting. Due to a decline in ...



Pine Bluff School District hosts 2018 STEAM Fair  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School District held its second annual STEAM fair at the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Tuesday. The STEAM program consists of science, ...



Pine Bluff educator Alesia Smith nominated for national award  Pine Bluff Commercial

Alesia Smith, the Pine Bluff School District Systemic Improvement Officer, has been nominated for the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education. Pine Bluff ...



Jefferson County judge considers removal of Confederate statue at courthouse  Arkansas Times

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported this morning on Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson's idea to remove a Confederate statue that stands at the ...



PB School Board agrees to settle lawsuit filed by former teacher  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School Board voted unanimously in a special session Friday to allow the Bequette & Billingsley, P.A. Law Firm to settle a lawsuit with a former ...



PBHS names 2016 graduates  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School has announced its 2016 graduates. Commencement was held Friday, May 20, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.



Pine Bluff revises district uniform policy - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School District Handbook/Dress Code Committee recently announced revisions to the district's dress code policy. Revisions were made after ...



PBHS students receive $5.4M in scholarships  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School students received a total of $5,479,020 in scholarships Thursday to attend college or enlist in the armed forces. Scholarship Chairman ...



Freedom Schools Initiative seeks to close achievement gaps  Pine Bluff Commercial

THE ISSUE: A program is being implemented to help at-risk students succeed. THE IMPACT: Program officials say that at-risk students who receive mentoring ...



GAME OF THE WEEK: Zebras open season against Cabot  Pine Bluff Commercial

Recently, longtime Cabot Panthers Head Coach Mike Malham announced that this will be his last season before retiring. The Pine Bluff Zebras get one last shot ...



Former PBHS football star faces shooting-related charges  Pine Bluff Commercial

A former football stand-out at Pine Bluff High School who is facing two separate charges involving robberies and a shooting in 2016 was arrested Thursday after ...



Gordon on track to strike Arkansas Wednesday night  Pine Bluff Commercial

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas is preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon, which is on track to begin its sweep through the state on Wednesday evening. A flash flood ...



UAPB holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Simmons Bank Field  Pine Bluff Commercial

With just three days left until the first game of the 2018 football season for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was ...



Man convicted of Fordyce woman’s death set free  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: In a story Sept. 19 about an Arkansas inmate being released from prison, The Associated Press misidentified the murder victim and her age.



PBHS names 2014 graduates - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School will hold its 2014 graduation at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.



Detective Banks happy with change in careers  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series showcasing police officers and the work they do, which often goes unrecognized. After 12 years in the Army, ...



UPDATED: Salt Bowl ends in chaos Saturday night  Pine Bluff Commercial

A fight broke out after half-time at the annual Salt Bowl between Benton and Bryant high schools Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, causing ...



Mayor holds second town hall meeting  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington's second town hall meeting Monday night focused on summer programs by Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation and the Police ...



Pine Bluff Area Church News beginning Oct. 5  Pine Bluff Commercial

Anniversaries/Appreciations. New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 N. Lindell St., will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev.



PBPD investigating 4 murders since Sunday  Pine Bluff Commercial

Four Pine Bluff men have been killed in four separate incidents beginning Sunday and ending Tuesday night. Little information was known about the Tuesday ...



PB School District plans to shuffle students at 2 campuses  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School Board voted 7-0 Tuesday to approve the superintendent's recommendation to close one building and repurpose another building to save ...



City plans grand July 4 celebration Wednesday night  Pine Bluff Commercial

It may be considered unlawful for Pine Bluff residents to discharge consumer fireworks within city limits, but through a grand Fourth of July celebration set to take ...



UAPB’s new head coach pleased with recruiting class  Pine Bluff Commercial

A celebration of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Head Coach Cedric Thomas' first national signing day class was a success, and the Social Lounge was ...



Multi-state drug organization dismantled; 31 defendents face charges  Pine Bluff Commercial

LITTLE ROCK — In operations that stretched across the country for the past week, law enforcement officers on Thursday arrested multiple defendants in an effort ...



Arkansas Gospel Music Heritage Month events continue Sept. 14-15 - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

Arkansas Gospel Music Heritage Month is being observed throughout September. Several activities will pay homage to the leaders in the Gospel music industry, ...



Ivy Center students honored at White Coat Ceremony  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Ivy Center for Education and UAMS South Central continued its partnership to “Grow Our Own Medical Professionals for Jefferson County” by holding its ...



Pine Bluff Christmas Parade ushers in holiday season - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington appears as Mrs. Claus, left, in carriage, in the Pine Bluff Christmas Parade Thursday afternoon downtown. Pine Bluff ...



PHOTO ESSAY: Congratulations 2017 graduates  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff Commercial salutes graduates from Dollarway, Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and White Hall high schools, and the University of Arkansas at Pine ...



Urban Renewal Agency loses second executive director finalist  Pine Bluff Commercial

For the second time in as many months, the Pine Bluff Urban Renewal Agency has announced a new executive director with an abrupt follow-up saying that the ...



What’s Next Pine Bluff? co-founder Stephen Bronskill moving to California; city leaders praise his work in improving Pine Bluff  Pine Bluff Commercial

Stephen Bronskill, a co-founder of the nonprofit What's Next Pine Bluff?, will be moving to the San Francisco Bay area to teach and be close to fellow teacher ...



Whitmore named assistant PBPD chief; others promoted  Pine Bluff Commercial

Ricky L. Whitmore, a 31-year veteran of the Pine Bluff Police Department who had been serving as a deputy chief of police, was promoted to assistant chief on ...



PBHS to feature Mrs. Arkansas United States  Pine Bluff Commercial

Mrs. Arkansas United States Tamara Pace-Glover, Ph.D, will address 9-11th graders at the Pine Bluff High School Little Theater at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 17.



Free African American Cultural Festival set at Pine Bluff - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff Black Entrepreneurs Network will present the African American Cultural Festival. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June ...



PBSD ignores FOIA requests as workers protest job outsourcing  Pine Bluff Commercial

Attempts by the Commercial to obtain a signed copy of a cleaning contract between GCA Educational Services and the Pine Bluff School District through the ...



Deltas gentlemen banquet helps young men reach potential  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presented 21 outstanding young men at its 30th Annual Delta Distinguished Gentlemen ...



Crumpton to graduate law school at Vanderbilt  Pine Bluff Commercial

Shundra Nicole Crumpton of Pine Bluff will graduate from law school at Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, May 11.She will receive a Doctor ...



Seven Zebras sign letters of intent - Sports  Pine Bluff Commercial

Bobby Bolding's message was poignant to the seven Pine Bluff High School seniors signing national letters of intent on Wednesday: Don't waste this ...



Arkansas Teacher Corps Welcomes New Staff | University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Newswire

The Arkansas Teacher Corps, a nontraditional teacher-preparation program at the University of Arkansas, has hired Brandon Lucius as its newest executive ...



PINE BLUFF PARTIES  Pine Bluff Commercial

Large crowds gathered in front of the main stage, which was set up in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Barraque Street, Saturday afternoon to enjoy a ...



Three to be inducted into Watson Chapel Sports HOF  Pine Bluff Commercial

Three alumni will be inducted into the Watson Chapel Sports Hall of Fame at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night before the football game against Pine Bluff High ...



Pharmacist explores strategies to treat opioid problem  Pine Bluff Commercial

Early in Lelan Stice's presentation on opioid addiction to the Rotary Club of West Pine Bluff, he contemplated the way the crisis differs from other sorts of drug ...



World War II-era bomber visits Pine Bluff  Pine Bluff Commercial

Guests, airport employees and flight crew members of a World War II-era B-17G Flying Fortress check out the aircraft Thursday afternoon at Grider Field in Pine ...



AKA to present the 50th Debutante Cotillion Ball  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Delta Omega Omega Chapter, will present the 50th Debutante Cotillion Ball Saturday, Dec. 16. The Debutante ...



City's summer youth jobs deadline approaches - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

Email: kadkisson@pbcommercial.com. THE ISSUE: The City of Pine Bluff's Summer Youth Jobs program.THE IMPACT: Local officials say that putting children to ...



PB superintendent on leading the district: ‘This is my calling’  Pine Bluff Commercial

In taking the reigns of the Pine Bluff School District, Superintendent Michael Robinson vows to set high expectations, serve scholars from a broad perspective, ...



PBPD Sgt. Briggs-McAfee making a career of fighting crime  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series profiling the careers of emergency *service* workers in Pine Bluff, whose work often goes unnoticed.If there is ...



AKAs celebrate 50th Debutante Cotillion  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Omega Omega Chapter hosted its 50th Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Pine ...



Watson Chapel School District making disciplinary changes - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Watson Chapel School District is continuing to make progress in complying with a 1970 federal lawsuit stemming from discrimination against black people ...



Highway panel OKs work in 5 SEA counties - News  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Jefferson, Arkansas, Lincoln, Grant and Cleveland counties, ...



Go Forward Pine Bluff announces board members  Pine Bluff Commercial

Go Forward Pine Bluff CEO Ryan Watley has announced the Go Forward Pine Bluff Board of Directors, who will serve as consultants on the various projects ...



Council ignores lawsuit threat; approves funds for downtown event  Pine Bluff Commercial

Ignoring the threat of a lawsuit, the Pine Bluff City Council on Monday voted 8-0 to provide funds to help defray the costs of an event in downtown Pine Bluff in ...



Tackling Traditions: An Arkansas Football Special  THV11.com

THV11 takes a deep dive in the football traditions throughout the Natural State.



PBHS student wins awards in Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt  Pine Bluff Commercial

Justin Thomasson, a 16-year-old student at Pine Bluff High School, finished second in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Talent Hunt and was awarded $750.



Collins named Officer of the Year  Pine Bluff Commercial

In his three short years with the Pine Bluff Police Department, Officer Kevin Collins has demonstrated a knack of being in the right place at the right time and ...



Beyond the Game: UAPB lineman turns life around, receives scholarship  KATV

UAPB's David Adams isn't just set to start at right tackle. He's poised to receive attention from professional teams.Very easily, he could get some looks from the ...



MAKING THEIR DEBUT: Debutante Cotillion showcases cultured pearls  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Delta Omega Omega Chapter hosted the 49th Annual Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Pine Bluff ...



Pine Bluff police think enforcing curfew laws will reduce crime, teens not convinced  THV 11

Children aged 17 and under are not allowed to be out alone in Pine Bluff. That has been the case for a while, but police officers in the city are now instructed to ...



Marc Stringer coaching through 2nd battle with cancer  Pine Bluff Commercial

White Hall High School boys basketball coach Marc Stringer was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2016, after which he began a battle that leads on to this ...



Property developer asks for chance to improve city  Pine Bluff Commercial

As opponents of a proposal to rezone approximately 10 acres on Bobo Road from single family to multiple family housing continue to express their opposition, ...



Taggart announces re-election bid  Pine Bluff Commercial

On Tuesday, Jefferson County Clerk Shawndra Taggart announced that she is running for re-election. Taggart was sworn in January of this year as Jefferson ...



Distinguished Gentlemen: Empowering young men to reach their potential  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presented 25 outstanding young men at its 29th annual Delta Distinguished Gentlemen ...



Watson Chapel School Board extends Hathorn’s contract  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Watson Chapel School Board voted 5-2 Monday night to extend Superintendent Connie Hathorn's contract by two years. Hathorn was hired on July 1, 2015, ...



Those in need have meal options this Christmas  Pine Bluff Commercial

The public is invited to share a Christmas meal and fellowship with neighbors on Monday, Dec. 25. Many Pine Bluff residents will volunteer their time to host an ...



Boy, 16, to be charged as adult in shooting  Pine Bluff Commercial

A 16-year-old Pine Bluff boy will be charged as an adult after he allegedly shot another teenager on March 15.Kentarious Whitmore was interviewed with his ...



PB boxer offers life lessons to students  Pine Bluff Commercial

Professional boxer Leander Johnson discussed overcoming his past troubles, enduring homelessness, and his subsequent determination to lead a productive ...



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