100 YEARS AGO Jan. 13, 1917
PINE BLUFF — Plans for building a steel bridge across Saline river in Cleveland county, and the construction of a first class highway from Pine Bluff, south through Cleveland county, were made at a conference at the Chamber of Commerce here today, attended by business men of Cleveland and Dallas counties. The Chamber of Commerce agreed to donate $1,000 to help pay for the bridge, and to buy $1,000 worth of Cleveland county scrip to be issued for that purpose.
50 YEARS AGO Jan. 13, 1967
The Arkansas Sheriffs Association ended its annual convention Thursday with the distinction of being the only lawmen’s association in Arkansas thus far to avoid a resolution favoring the state’s continued use of the death penalty. Previously, the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police had voted such resolutions at their annual conventions. The sheriffs debated such action Thursday but finally declined to place a resolution on capital punishment before the convention meeting at Hotel Marion.
25 YEARS AGO Jan. 13, 1992
When is it no longer safe — or legally advisable — to operate a pistol shooting range near the center of a metropolitan area? For Little Rock officials, the official answer is when the range no longer meets current National Rifle Association standards. For the city’s many gun enthusiasts, it’s when the political forces pulling against you for years finally sweep you downstream. “I feel like we’ve been had,” said Luke Moorman Jr., former president of the Little Rock Shooting Sports Association. The association has operated the Rebsamen Park Pistol Range since signing an agreement in 1980 with the city, which owns the land. On Jan. 3, Little Rock Police Chief Louie Caudell closed the range, calling it unsafe for continued use.
10 YEARS AGO Jan. 13, 2007
PINE BLUFF — A circuit judge found probable cause Friday to jail a 39-year- old Pine Bluff woman pending charges of felony negligent homicide in the death of a 14-year- old girl moments after she stepped off a school bus Thursday afternoon four miles south of Pine Bluff. Shannon L. Dopson also faces charges of fleeing the scene of an injury accident and driving while intoxicated. Police say Dopson was driving a sport utility vehicle that struck Elizabeth Cimprich about 4 p.m. and dragged the Watson Chapel eighth- grader roughly 100 yards along U.S. 79. Dopson stopped briefly, then drove on until she reached her home nearby, police said.