PINE BLUFFâ€” Pine Bluff leaders have rejected a proposal calling for earlier closing times for bars and clubs in the city.
The measure was sponsored by Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and aldermen Bill Brumett and Wayne Easterly. The three say earlier closing times would reduce crime.
The ordinance would have required clubs to close at 1 a.m. instead of the current closing time of 5 a.m. The measure failed Monday with only the ordinance's sponsors voting for the measure.
A house fire on the corner of Timbermist and Mallard Streets in Benton has spread into the roof structure. Benton firefighters have responded. Details will be provided as we learn more.
The Herzfeld Library in Benton will present The History of the Crater of Diamonds State Park on Monday, Aug. 12.
The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Park Ranger Waymon Cox will be speaking. The presentation is open to the public.
Call the library at 501-778-4766 for more information.
The library is located at 1800 Smithers Dr.