Superintendent Linda Watson says the odds of getting a better education and brighter future are finally stacking up in favor of disadvantaged students in the Pine Bluff School District.
LITTLE ROCK — A former subordinate of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner testified in federal court Thursday that she warned Shoffner that placing a large portion of the state’s bond business in the hands of one broker would raise red flags with auditors, but that Shoffner shrugged off her concerns.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel Thursday endorsed a plan to spend nearly $22 million of the state’s projected $125 million budget surplus, settling on a handful of the more than $90 million in projects that legislators and Gov. Mike Beebe had proposed.
The institution of Common Core standards has been a divisive issue in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK - Gov. Mike Beebe announced appointments to boards and commissions on Thursday, including the following Southeast Arkansas residents:
A $10,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy.
LITTLE ROCK — The fate of a new state law that imposed new restrictions on the ballot initiative process ultimately will be decided by the state Supreme Court, a spokesman for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — With the debate over the private option out of the way, state legislators are focused on completing the state budget process.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal prosecutor told the jury in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner’s extortion and bribery trial Wednesday that it would hear testimony that Shoffner often complained about her income before beginning to accept bribes from a broker.
An article in Wednesday’s edition of The Commercial incorrectly identified the geographical region covered by the Western District of Arkansas U.S. district judge seat sought by Timothy L. Brooks. The area includes Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Harrison, Hot Springs and Texarkana.
Elected officials, retired and active-duty firefighters and members of the community filled the bays Wednesday morning as the Pine Bluff’s newest fire station, Number Three, was officially opened.
WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously confirmed Fayetteville lawyer Timothy L. Brooks to the federal bench on Wednesday.
Ward 4 Alderman Steven Mays has announced his intentions to seek re-election to the Pine Bluff City Council beginning with the May 20 Democratic Party primary.
Significant drops in reported thefts and robberies in February in Pine Bluff contributed to a more than 31 percent decrease in crime compared to a year ago, according to the monthly report from the police department.
A Pine Bluff man who was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Students at Edgewood Elementary took part in a nationwide effort to Read the Most Coast to Coast on Friday, Feb. 28.
The Pine Bluff Jefferson County Historical Museum is kicking off archaeology month of March with John H. House, Arkansas Archaeological Survey station archaeologist with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
KELSO – Wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission arrested 29 people on Sunday after discovering a cockfighting ring in Desha County. Officers were investigating several vehicles parked near a canal on Hilburn Road just off Arkansas Highway 138 near Kelso.