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Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Quapaw Return to Arkansas Bearing a CasinoLock Icon

Pine Bluff gets ready to host the commercial return of Arkansas' "namesake" tribe. read more >
Hotel Pines owner Stuart Hee, left, and architect Nate Drinkwine.
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Pine Bluff’s Hotel Pines Undergoing a Transformation

Some people view a derelict hotel and see what has been lost. Others possess a different kind of vision: They see beyond what was lost to what remains and what can be again. Stuart Hee and his partners in the nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising are in the latter camp. read more >
The once-elegant Hotel Pines on Main Street in Pine Bluff is being tested for renovation. The nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising bought the property for one dollar, but has committed $300,000 for pumping out the basement, shoring up columns and fixing the roof to see if the hotel can be saved.
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Hotel Pines Could Soon Be Site of New Dining SpotLock Icon

If permit applications are to be believed, plans are in the works for a microbrewery and restaurant in the 200 block of Barraque St. in Pine Bluff and for a restaurant in the old Hotel Pines at 426 S. Main. read more >
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana has been approved for the November ballot in Arkansas.
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In Reversal, Medical Pot Cultivator Picks Jackson County, Not Jefferson

In a stunning reversal that left officials in Pine Bluff "mad to the point of tears, practically," Natural State Wellness Enterprises LLC announced that it would put its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County. read more >
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Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

A medical marijuana company that qualified last week to become one of the first five legal cannabis grow sites in Arkansas has decided to put its cultivation operation in Jefferson County. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant AliveLock Icon

Roger Williams’ vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it’s not happening quicker. read more >
The once-elegant Hotel Pines on Main Street in Pine Bluff is being tested for renovation. The nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising bought the property for one dollar, but has committed $300,000 for pumping out the basement, shoring up columns and fixing the roof to see if the hotel can be saved.
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Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff. read more >