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KING COTTON WEEK: Basketball tourney begins Thursday  Pine Bluff Commercial

After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the King Cotton Holiday Classic is returning to the Pine Bluff Convention Center from Dec. 27-29. Once recognized as the nation's ...



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 ...



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 ...



PBHS student arrested for breaking fellow student’s jaw  Pine Bluff Commercial

A student at Pine Bluff High School was arrested Friday after punching another student in the face, breaking his jaw.Zachary Minor, 18, ran from campus after the ...



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.



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.



States top officials visit PB to talk tech with students  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Arkansas governor, first lady and the lieutenant governor all visited Pine Bluff on Friday to talk about education and technology. Arkansas Lieutenant ...



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.



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 ...



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."



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, ...



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" ...



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 student causes stir with costume  Pine Bluff Commercial

An incident Monday afternoon at Pine Bluff High School involving a student who was initially thought to be wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying weapons ...



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 ...



King Cotton basketball classic returning to Pine Bluff  Magnoliareporter

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Watson Chapels superintendent Doc waves farewell  Pine Bluff Commercial

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



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 ...



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 ...



Brookshire’s promotes Hatley to Super 1 store director  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



PBHS students receive $5.4M in scholarships  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff High School students received a total of $5479020 in scholarships Thursday to attend college or enlist in the armed forces.Scholarship Chairman ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



UPDATE: Man arrested for shooting at Pine Bluff High School  KATV

A man accused of a drive-by shooting at Pine Bluff High School on April 27 has been arrested.



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 ...



Pine Bluff revises district uniform policy  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 ...



Arts & Science Center announces July events  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host the following upcoming events:July 6 — Live@5Live@5 will feature musician Milt ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



PB honors 9/11 victims on 16th anniversary  Pine Bluff Commercial

To some of you all, this is just another day,” Pine Bluff High School senior and CMaj. Destinee Hudson said. “Imagine leaving for school or work and never ...



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 ...



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 ...



PBHS names 2014 graduates  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.



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 ...



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 ...



State Ed. Board removes 3 schools from academic distress  Pine Bluff Commercial

THE ISSUE: Three schools in Pine Bluff have been removed from the state's academic distress list. THE IMPACT: Being removed from the academic distress list ...



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 ...



Seven Zebras sign letters of intent  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Botched robbery led to slaying of Little Rock teen, man says  NWAOnline

Alexander Powell "Alec" Reed was murdered when three robbers' plans to rob the 19-year-old Little Rock man of an ounce of marijuana, worth about $250, went ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Pine Bluff teens arrested in weekend shooting, police say  Arkansas Online

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a weekend shooting in Pine Bluff that left a 21-year-old man injured, according to police. The Pine Bluff ...



PB school board approves principal's salary adjustment by nearly $20000  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School Board voted to grant two years retroactive pay to Pine Bluff High School Principal Michael Nellums and to add a stipend to his current ...



City to host Christmas parade Thursday  Pine Bluff Commercial

The City of Pine Bluff will host this year's Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The parade route is along Main Street from Eighth Avenue to Barraque ...



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 ...



First female lieutenant among those promoted at Pine Bluff FD  Pine Bluff Commercial

Three firefighters have been promoted by Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief Shauwn Howell, according to a news release.A promotion ceremony ...



Tackling Traditions: An Arkansas Football Special  THV11.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Camden native returns as new band director  Camden News

Camden Fairview didn't have too go far to find its next leader of its marching band. Camden native and Camden Fairview grad.



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, ...



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 ...



New baseball league looks at PB for team  Pine Bluff Commercial

Pine Bluff is one of the cities being considered for a franchise in a new professional baseball league geared toward African-American players.Representatives of ...



Former Congressman, Pine Bluff native Jay Dickey dies  Pine Bluff Commercial

When Pine Bluff native and former 4th District Congressman Jay Woodson Dickey Jr. was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, he made history ...



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 ...



PB seeing a boxing renaissance  Pine Bluff Commercial

Dave Hart Jr. moves across the fellowship hall of New Faith Missionary Baptist Church with the bouncing assurance of a kid, which he is. Tied up behind padded ...



Award-winning photographer Ronnie Hoof slated for keynote during communications week  UAPB News

The Mass Communications Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host award-winning photojournalist Ronnie Hoof as the keynote speaker ...



Dustup in Dixie over statues place in history  Pine Bluff Commercial

Former Jefferson County Judge Jack Jones, who was elected in 1989 and served for 18 years, said there was a movement to remove the statue outside the ...



Fire department announces nine promotions  Pine Bluff Commercial

Nine Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department firefighters are being promoted, according to Chief Shauwn Howell.



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 ...



Despite retirement, Hunter seems destined to get back into baseball  Pine Bluff Commercial

Torii Hunter had to get a divorce so he could spend more time with his family. The Pine Bluff native announced his divorce, err retirement, from playing ...



Presenters for the 50th Debutante Cotillion announced  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Delta Omega Omega Chapter, will present the 50th Debutante Cotillion Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff ...



AKA to present the 49th Debutante Cotillion Ball  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter, will present the 49th Debutante Cotillion Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Ballroom of ...



Self-styled ambassador fined, avoids jail time after aggravated assault conviction  Pine Bluff Commercial

Having already been convicted in federal court of impersonating a diplomat and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the self-styled ambassador for the ...



Perry “PJ” Johnson Jr. remembered as loving patriarch  Pine Bluff Commercial

Family and friends of Perry “P.J.” Johnson Jr. remembered him as a devout Christian, successful businessman and mentor.Johnson died Tuesday, Dec. 6.



Conch Republic ‘ambassador’ wants new trial  Pine Bluff Commercial

Alleging that there was insufficient evidence to convict him, the self-styled ambassador of the Conch Republic has asked the federal courts for a new trial.



PB native opens Malvern funeral home  Pine Bluff Commercial

Samuel L Vance II, a native of Pine Bluff, recently opened Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors at Malvern.



Black-tie gala celebrates Wilkins’ election to county judgeship  Pine Bluff Commercial

A black-tie banquet and ball was held Thursday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center as former state legislator and minister Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV was ...



Two Little Rock Schools Recommended To Be Removed From Academic Distress  KUAR

The Arkansas Department of Education is recommending two Little Rock School District campuses be removed from the academic distress category. The LRSD.



Final phase of Lake Saracen Walking Trail to be completed  Pine Bluff Commercial

The city of Pine Bluff will be spending $382555 to to build the final section of the Lake Saracen Walking Trail, with 80 percent of that money coming from grants.



Gov. appoints PB man to lead vet affairs  Pine Bluff Commercial

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday the appointment of retired U.S. Army Colonel Nathaniel Todd of Pine Bluff to serve as the Director ...



48th Annual Debutante Cotillion Reflections of Elegance  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Delta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted the 48th annual Debutante Cotillion on Dec. 19 at the Pine Bluff ...



MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Scores from around the Mid-South | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

FOX13 is your home for scores across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.



Four new state troopers report for duty  Pine Bluff Commercial

Four new Arkansas State Troopers reported for duty Monday to Troop E Headquarters at Pine Bluff and will work with training officers for eight to 12 weeks ...



PBSD consultants being paid $2,300 per day of work  Pine Bluff Commercial

The Pine Bluff School District provided a copy of its contract with an outside educational *service* provider to the Pine Bluff Commercial on Monday, May 11, ...



The legacy of Rotary scholarships lives on  Pine Bluff Commercial

More than three decades ago, the first of four Pine Bluff High School graduates received a Rotary International Scholarship. All applied for their scholarships ...



Some of Arkansas' top coaches seeking Fayetteville coaching job  4029tv

Applicants from Arkansas and nearby states are seeking the head coaching position at Fayetteville High School after the sudden resignation of head coach ...



Psych of the South: Magnificent Seven's 'Baby Doll' (1962)  Arkansas Times

The Playboys were a rockabilly-influenced garage band from Pine Bluff who recorded as Magnificent Seven for Vee-Eight Records in 1962. Jackie Hendrix was ...



Mayberry shares memories of World War II | News  Harrison Daily

Each year, the General J.O. Shelby Camp No. 1414 Sons of Confederate Veterans honors an American veteran. This year we were pleased to have Sgt. Walter ...



Shannon Ingram  Cleveland County Herald

Shannon D. Ingram, 66, of the Y Community near Rison, passed away October 18, 2014. She was born April 23, 1948, at Fordyce, a daughter of the late Claude ...



Conway woman finds purpose in Broken China Jewelry project  Arkansas Online

Linda Fullerton of Conway has memories of surviving the 1947 tornado that killed her aunt and uncle near Pine Bluff when she was 4 1/2 years old — from the ...



Arkansas Times Academic All-Star alumni are scattered around the world, still succeeding  Arkansas Times

To mark the 20th anniversary of our first Academic All-Star class, we put out a call for All-Star alumni to let us know what they were up to. Based at least on those ...



Basketball: Lady Rebels’ Brown Elevated To Head Coach  Times Record

The Southside Lady Rebels didn't have to go far to find their next girls basketball coach. Steve Brown, who spent the previous five years as a Lady Rebels' ...



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