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John Worthen

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

State Desk Reporter - Pine Bluff Bureau

Recent Stories by John Worthen

Debris from collapsed buildings burdens PB officials

posted: 02/24/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff City Council held an emergency meeting Monday to decide what to do about the remains of two downtown buildings that collapsed Saturday, though no action was taken.

Water rates get look in PB, White Hall

updated: 02/23/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Water and sewer rate increases have been carefully studied in Jefferson County's two largest municipalities.

Jefferson County bonuses are probed

posted: 02/19/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Unauthorized bonuses paid to employees of the Jefferson County clerk's office are the subject of an Arkansas State Police investigation, County Judge Dutch King said Wednesday.

Vote condemns fallen building blocking traffic

posted: 02/18/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday night in favor of condemning a Main Street building that partially collapsed in July.

PB looks at school closures

posted: 02/16/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff School Board is to consider Tuesday night whether closing Oak Park Elementary School will help improve district finances, which have been sagging because of a steady enrollment decline, Superintendent Linda Watson said.

THE LAST BURGER: Sno-White Grill closing doors

posted: 02/14/2015 2:27 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Bobby Garner has manned the kitchen as owner and chief short-order cook at the Sno-White Grill in downtown for more than 50 years. Since 1970, he has lovingly placed countless slices of yellow cheese onto sizzling beef patties for thousands of hungry customers.

Main Street building's future up to PB aldermen

posted: 02/11/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

The fate of a Main Street building that partially collapsed in July once again rests in the hands of the Pine Bluff City Council after its Development and Planning Committee voted Tuesday to take up the issue of condemning the structure at a meeting next Tuesday.

Education notebook

posted: 02/08/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Parts of director's lawsuit dismissed

In PB, orchestra to take final bow

posted: 02/07/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will play its final bars of music March 21, marking the end of a 28-year span that has included bringing some of the world's most revered compositions to life in the Arkansas Delta.

PB council OKs $350,000 settlement of fired chief's lawsuit

posted: 02/03/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- The Pine Bluff City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to approve a $350,000 settlement between the city and former Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones, who sued in federal court after being fired in 2013.

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