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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

PB demolition plan slow to set up

posted: 07/06/2015 4:35 a.m. Discuss

A program that will put parolees to work tearing down condemned homes in Pine Bluff has hit another delay.

Officials hunt cash to meet July payroll

posted: 07/04/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County officials are struggling to figure out how to pay many of the county’s workers later this month in light of tax revenue shortfalls that have left the county in want of funds.

County hunts cash to meet July payroll

posted: 07/03/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County officials are struggling to figure out how to pay many of the county's workers later this month in light of tax revenue shortfalls that have left the county in want of funds.

Jefferson County JPs table proposal to cut workers' salaries

posted: 06/30/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Jefferson County officials are heading back to their financial drawing board to figure out how to pay many of their workers next month.

Can't meet payroll, JPs told, so cut

posted: 06/29/2015 4:40 a.m. Comments 2

Jefferson County justices of the peace will discuss tonight how the county can make its July 15 payroll after experiencing a steady decline in revenue because of population losses over the past two decades.

PB seeking fundraiser for 2 planned centers

posted: 06/22/2015 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Pine Bluff officials are searching for a professional fundraiser to help secure enough money for construction of a planned multipurpose building and an aquatics center that would be built near downtown.

PB woman arrested in killing

posted: 06/19/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Thursday morning, authorities said, after she admitted to killing 84-year-old Esbend Sheridan on Tuesday night by stabbing him repeatedly and striking him in the face with a board.

City offices relocated in Stephens

posted: 06/16/2015 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Stephens Mayor Harry Brown spent most of the day Monday with his mobile phone to his ear, coordinating the movement of city offices to the old Stephens High School building. A Thursday night fire destroyed the Stephens Municipal Building.

Residents left cleaning mess from flooding

posted: 06/15/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of Jefferson County residents have been busy over the past week, cleaning up their homes after floodwaters that had crept into them abated.

Approval of sales tax gets El Dorado praise

posted: 06/11/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Many of El Dorado's political and business leaders expressed jubilation Wednesday after voters approved a 1 percent sales tax that is scheduled to fund multiple economic development projects over the next decade.

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