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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

98 at academy join ranks of lawmen

posted: 08/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A lone bagpiper led 98 newly minted police officers to their graduation ceremony Friday morning at Southern Arkansas University-Tech.

98 at academy join ranks of lawmen

posted: 08/01/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

A lone bagpiper led 98 newly minted police officers to their graduation ceremony Friday morning at Southern Arkansas University-Tech.

Hotel at PB Convention Center to close

posted: 07/28/2015 4:13 a.m. Comment 1

The owner of Pine Bluff's Plaza Hotel is closing the property today and offering the city a chance to purchase it for $3 million.

Cleanup to begin Sunday at PB sites

posted: 07/27/2015 5:34 a.m. Discuss

At least three aging buildings in Pine Bluff have collapsed over the past year, spilling rubble onto Main Street's sidewalks. Another is in danger of toppling any day, city inspectors say.

JPs vote to cover budget's shortfall

posted: 07/25/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

The Jefferson County Quorum Court unanimously approved a measure Friday afternoon that will temporarily shore up the county's struggling budget.

$340,000 chipped in to ease county's woes

posted: 07/22/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County's elected officials came up with nearly $340,000 from their collective budgets Tuesday to bolster the county's budget for the rest of the year.

Jefferson County to tighten belt

posted: 07/20/2015 4:54 a.m. Comment 1

Jefferson County's elected officials have a tall task to tackle on Tuesday in aiming to trim their collective spending by about $350,000 monthly so the county's budget won't break before year's end.

County to make July payroll; JP floats layoffs to save funds

posted: 07/14/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County will be able to make payroll for its employees July 31, but future dates are in question unless money-saving measures are taken immediately.

District calls off search for chief

posted: 07/13/2015 4:41 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff School Board has halted its search for a new superintendent, saying members were unsatisfied with the qualifications of the 15 candidates who applied.

JPs hear payroll stopgaps offered

posted: 07/10/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

One by one, Jefferson County elected officials stood before the Quorum Court's Finance Committee on Thursday afternoon, presenting ways their offices could help pay workers' salaries at the end of the month.

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