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March 2, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Clergy members head to shooting site

The Pine Bluff Faith Community Coalition Ministerial Alliance will meet with students at Watson Chapel Junior High School, according to a news release.

Ministers will be there to counsel, encourage and provide additional support to students and administrators after a student involved shooting Monday.

The principal requested that clergy members come to campus.

"Many of Chapel's students attend PBFCC churches in the city. Situations like this compel and demand all clergy to respond," said the Rev. Jesse C. Turner, president of PBFCC.

City dispensing bottled water today

The City of Pine Bluff will be distributing cases of bottled water at 3 p.m. today at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Residents may obtain water by driving through the designated area. Water will be placed in vehicles by volunteers.

The city is grateful to all the citizens and community partners who have donated to this distribution and others, according to a news release.

Delta authority starts funding cycle

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) opened the 2021 funding cycle for the States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP), according to a news release Monday.

SEDAP provides direct investments into community-based and regional projects to support basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, and small business development with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

Communities and organizations are encouraged to work with their local development district (LDD) offices to prepare and submit SEDAP applications. The application deadline is June 6. Details: funding.dra.gov.

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