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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

Dollarway board fires schools chief

posted: 04/16/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The Dollarway School Board has fired Superintendent Bobby Acklin because he failed to improve the district's struggling academic and financial situations, the board secretary said Wednesday.

White Hall school voters reject 5.7-mill increase

posted: 04/15/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

White Hall School District voters rejected a 5.7-mill property tax increase Tuesday night that would have funded new construction and renovations.

PB woman shot, killed; police seek boyfriend

posted: 04/14/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- A Pine Bluff woman was gunned down early Monday morning in an argument with her boyfriend, prompting some residents to speak out against violence as the city deals with its third homicide this year.

District's mill-rise vote set

posted: 04/13/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

WHITE HALL -- Voters in the White Hall School District will decide a 5.7-mill increase for construction and improvements Tuesday.

PB to begin prisoner program

posted: 04/13/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- A two-year program that will put soon-to-be-paroled prisoners to work tearing down derelict houses in Pine Bluff is to begin next month.

Camdenite's reign as world's oldest ends

posted: 04/07/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Camden resident Gertrude Weaver, who held the title of world's oldest person for less than a week, died Monday surrounded by family at Ouachita County Medical Center after a short battle with pneumonia. She was 116.

Council: No faith in official

posted: 04/07/2015 2:36 a.m. Comments 3

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff City Council unanimously passed a no confidence vote against absent Alderman Bill Brumett on Monday night and asked that he resign over what council members believe was the intentional use of a racial slur during a recent online debate.

2nd protest set seeking ouster of PB official

posted: 04/06/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Protesters plan to gather at Pine Bluff City Hall before tonight's City Council meeting to call for Alderman Bill Brumett's resignation in the second protest in less than a week over what Brumett has said was the unintentional use of a racial slur online.

To fund downtown renewal, PB official proposes sales tax

posted: 04/03/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- A Pine Bluff alderman is proposing a three-year, 0.5 percent sales tax that would raise about $11 million for downtown development.

Judge assigned to forgery case

posted: 04/02/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

A special judge has been assigned to hear the case against Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson.

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