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City leaders to meet Monday

City leaders to meet Monday

CAMDEN, Ark. – There will be a Department Head meeting on Monday, March 14, during which the mayor will meet with local leaders to discuss the state of the city.

Rep. Ross moves Hot Springs office

Rep. Ross moves Hot Springs office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott announced his Hot Springs office has moved to the Federal Building in downtown Hot Springs National Park and invited the public to use his office as a resource.

“This is not my office, it’s your office.  It is here to serve you and to help you cut through the red tape of the federal government to get the help you need,” said Ross.  “One of the most important parts of my job is taking care of people, many of whom have nowhere else to turn, and that’s exactly what we will continue to do in this new location.  Whether you are dealing with a federal agency, having trouble getting your Social Security or VA benefits or if you’re a student looking to apply to a U.S.

Mike Ross discusses development

Mike Ross discusses development

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott will address members of local Chambers of Commerce Thursday, Feb. 24.  In a roundtable discussion, Ross will listen to their concerns, discuss job creation opportunities for small businesses and discuss ways the public and private sectors can better work together to foster economic development.

Pine Bluff – 9 a.m., The Alliance Board Room, 510 Main Street

Malvern – 11 a.m., Malvern Chamber of Commerce, 213 West 3rd Street

Hot Springs – 1 p.m., Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, 659 Ouachita Avenue

Mayor: City is "on the right road"

Mayor: City is "on the right road"

CAMDEN, Ark. - Mayor Chris Claybaker said the city's economy is "on the right road" in his State of the City address Tuesday night.

The mayor touted improvement over the past five years. He said that ever-increasing needs and expenses, coupled with inadequate funding, was the major challenge in 2005, but by 2008, indications became more encouraging and opportunites for business began to emerge.

Governor promotes partnership for job growth

Governor promotes partnership for job growth

PINE BLUFF, Ark.

Tax discussion open to public

Tax discussion open to public

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The School of Business and Management at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host a panel discussion concerning a proposed 5/8 cents economic sales tax for the city of Pine Bluff. The discussion will be held Tuesday, February 1st from noon to 1 pm in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus is set to lead the discussion on Tuesday. He will be accompanied by his assistant Ted Davis along with Steve Miller, Director of Finance and Donald Sampson, Director of Economic and Community Development who also represent the organization Citizens for the future of Pine Bluff.

 For more information, call (870) 575-8577.

City council to hold special meeting

City council to hold special meeting

The Ways and Means Committee of the Pine Bluff City Council has called a special legislative session for Thursday, January 6, 2011. According to the office of Alderman Bill Brummett, the committee will be meeting to finalize the city's budget. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers and will be open to the public.