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Alissa Skelton

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Audit cites 171 overpaid in PB

posted: 08/08/2011 4:58 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff School District plans to investigate why 171 employees were collectively overpaid $473,142 without proper documentation during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Suit seeks to oust 2 at Gould

posted: 08/05/2011 3:41 a.m. Discuss

A group of Gould residents has sued two aldermen in a bid to oust them, claiming that the representatives are unqualified to serve on the City Council.

11 to serve up lessons from China

posted: 07/31/2011 4:54 a.m. Discuss

As a young girl, Paige Morphew felt like a Chinese princess when her cousin dressed her in a traditional red Chinese dress and arranged her hair Beijing-opera style.

PB Civil Service Commission abolished

posted: 07/29/2011 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff Civil Service Commission was officially abolished Thursday, allowing the city to be responsible for creating and enforcing rules and regulations for police officers and firefighters.

No Morrilton job, cleanup firm says

posted: 07/27/2011 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Morrilton building owners have started their excavator search anew after Snyder Environmental and Construction Inc. withdrew its bid to clean up the rubble from the fatal collapse of two buildings in May.

Police say box cutter killed Waldo woman

posted: 07/26/2011 6 a.m. Comments 5

The suspect in the slaying of an elderly woman killed Friday in an attack with a box cutter at the Waldo post office ended his initial court appearance early Monday by requesting to speak with an attorney.

Suer of PB balks at police, fire panel deal

posted: 07/21/2011 5:09 a.m. Discuss

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association backed out on a settlement to abolish Pine Bluff’s Civil Service Commission on Wednesday evening.

Give teens 2nd chance, she says

posted: 07/18/2011 5:03 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

Miss Arkansas 2011 Kristen Glover says mentoring can help troubled teens get a second chance.

Glover crowned Miss Arkansas

posted: 07/17/2011 5:08 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Kristen Glover, Miss Ouachita Baptist University, tapped her way to the Miss Arkansas crown Saturday night.

Ex-leader of Farm Bureau dies in wreck

posted: 07/16/2011 5 a.m. Discuss

Farm leader, businessman and former U.S. Senate candidate Stanley Reed died in a one-car accident near Augusta on Friday, one day after he interviewed for the University of Arkansas System president position.

Panel reinstates state trooper

posted: 07/15/2011 5:09 a.m. Comments 6

The Arkansas State Police Commission on Thursday reinstated a state trooper involved in a 2009 fatal accident.

Vote sends district back to drawing board

posted: 07/14/2011 4:48 a.m. Discuss

The Two Rivers School District will meet with the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Division to discuss what happens next since voters turned down a proposed millage increase to build a new elementary school Tuesday.

Democrat wins vote for District 54 post

posted: 07/13/2011 4:37 a.m. Discuss

Democrat Hudson Hallum won the District 54 state House of Representatives seat with 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Crittenden County special election.

Newport residents say yes to continuing city sales tax

posted: 07/13/2011 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Newport residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to continue a half-cent economic development sales tax for another 10 years.

Property-tax rise rejected

posted: 07/13/2011 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Two Rivers School District in Yell County will not receive funds from a proposed property-tax increase to build a new elementary school and sports complex estimated to cost $17.4 million.

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