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Pastor calls for clergy to step up crime prevention

Pastor calls for clergy to step up crime prevention

The following is a statement from Rev. Jesse Turner of Pine Bluff.

"Pine Bluff has no FACES. Pine Bluff needs Faith And Community Empowering Strategies (FACES) to help clergy move the city forward in Crime Prevention and Community Economic Development (CED). We need more pastors like Saint Dewitt Hill, Jr. and Bishop Esau Watson, Jr. who create jobs through projects, e.g., housing development projects, and transportation service which create economic development for Pine Bluff. 

"Viewing Pine Bluff's economic development and crime prevention from the perspective of a pastor I understand the real need for increased involvement of clergy. The clergy wants to take a lead in creating a better quality of life in the community, but many do not have the necessary skill in crime prevention or economic development to take on these issues.

Wilson trial continues

Wilson trial continues

By Tammy Frazier, Camden News

CAMDEN, Ark. -- Day two in the capital murder trial of Felecia Dawn Wilson began with opening arguments from both the prosecution and Wilson’s defense attorney, with both sides describing its take on events that led up to the death of Wilson’s husband, William Wilson Jr., in March of 2009.

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Valentine's Day Watch in effect

Valentine's Day Watch in effect

CAMDEN, Ark. - The West Camden Heights Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, Feb. 14 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 537 Cash Road.

Protect yourself from investment fraud

Protect yourself from investment fraud

CAMDEN, Ark. – “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” will be led by Better Investing members Rosemary Weymouth and Pat Jones on Tuesday evening, February15, at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be about the dangers of fraud and how to protect yourself from being a victim. Better Investing is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides programs of sound investment information, education, and support to create successful lifetime investors by a network of local chapters. Chapters are operated by experienced member volunteers and offer a variety of programs, seminars, workshops, and events for investors of all ages and experience levels.

The session on February 15 will focus on reducing the incidence of investment fraud. The discussion will help people understand how they are vulnerable to financial fraud; identify persuasion tactics used by fraudsters; and reduce risky behaviors by asking the right questions and verifying the answers.