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Pine Bluff CARES Community Call

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (ICVR) - The Pine Bluff CARES affiliate invites the community to participate with in an All-CARES community call Saturday, August 16, 2014 for 9 AM-10 AM at the ICVR Office 2315 South Olive Street.

This call is designed to help us know how to speak to the young people we mentor about the killing in Missouri, the latest murder in Altheimer, the community response, and how to help youngsters manage their anger, grief and fear; more importantly how to help us manage ours. We will accept mentors at this meeting.

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs to discuss 71602, census, and tax collection

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs to discuss 71602, census, and tax collection

PINE BLUFF Ark.- "There has been much discussion in Pine Bluff regarding “zip codes” particularly 71602 and the annexing of Pine Bluff to White Hall. Although there is a process in place at this time to annex communities outside the boundaries of incorporated cities like White Hall or Pine Bluff, no record exist to indicate White Hall has annexed any part of Pine Bluff." 

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s ‘Inequality for All’ documentary will show at Ron Robinson Theater Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m.

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Law change creates possible public auction deals

Law change creates possible public auction deals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's a boost coming to public auctions pushing to get tax money back from delinquent properties.

The state's biggest public sale arrives Tuesday at Verizon Arena.

A recent change in the law starts bidding at how much is owed in taxes, not assessed value.

Commissioner of State Lands, John Thurston, said that it's changing the crowd at the sale.

"And it's bringing more folks out. People that may not have had as deep a pocket can actually come out and be involved in the bidding," said Thurston.

Bidding can begin possibly thousands of dollars lower, but be aware, even if you pay a small amount at the auction, there are still several possibly steep expenses that come with tax delinquent property.

 

Turner seeks First Ward seat on Pine Bluff City Council

Turner seeks First Ward seat on Pine Bluff City Council

(Pine Bluff, Arkansas) - Today I, Reverend Jesse C.

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs

ICVR sets Coffee with the Chiefs
The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (ICVR) Coffee with the Chiefs is scheduled for 9:00 AM to 10 AM Tuesday morning February 04, 2014 at the Breath of Life Church located 1313 Pine Street in Pine Bluff. Dollarway School Superintendent Bobby Acklin is scheduled to address members of the clergy and community. Coffee with the Chiefs provides an opportunity for members of law enforcement and fire safety officials to interact with clergy leaders in an effort to exchange information and ideas for reducing crime and arson and other safety issues in Pine Bluff.