A fire destroyed Country Club Point apartment complex at 4201 S. Cherry St., Wednesday but no one was reported injured.
Three of the five candidates for Pine Bluff mayoral position received income from at least two sources in 2015, according to statements of financial interest filed in the Pine Bluff City Clerk’s Office before the Jan. 31 deadline.
LITTLE ROCK — A Watson Chapel School District teacher is entitled to back pay for work she missed after developing post-traumatic stress disorder on the job, the Arkansas Court of Appeals said Wednesday.
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LITTLE ROCK — Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who became unemployed as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between Dec. 26 and Jan. 22 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, the state Department of Workforce Services said Wednesday. The list includes Jefferson County.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday named Terry Walker, currently serving as assistant director of the Arkansas State Plant Board, to be the board’s next director.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Nature Conservancy in presenting a check for $250,000 to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to fund a program to improve unpaved county roads and protect bodies of water.
The self-styled ambassador from the Conch Republic who was convicted of federal charges and is awaiting trial on state charges said in a letter to The Commercial that he is working on the development of a new personal protection device and will open a shipping and receiving department for the company this summer in Pine Bluff.
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, a decision that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge called good news and the Sierra Club called disappointing.
A $2,500 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly hit a woman in the face with the door of a vehicle Sunday.
A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly used another person’s bank debit card to obtain cash.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization based in North Little Rock that promotes entrepreneurship, said Tuesday it will expand its operations into eastern Arkansas.
The Watson Chapel School Board has hired seven paraprofessionals to assist teachers in instructing reading and writing.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ congressional delegation gave low marks to the proposed budget that President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday.
The Pine Bluff City Council Development and Planning Committee recommended the full council consider a measure that would impose a moratorium on the city selling commercially zoned property until guidelines are developed.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said the city is benefiting from a decrease in crime and the progress of capital projects Monday in a state of the city talk.
LITTLE ROCK — A pioneering female surgeon and a successful publisher are among the Arkansas natives who have contributed to black history and “helped shape the world,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday during a Black History Month ceremony at the state Capitol.
Old Glory got a workout on Monday. This 30-foot by 60-foot flag atop a 130-foot pole, at the Smart auto dealerships in White Hall, had no troubling unfurling and staying that way as wind gusts as high as 38 mph blew through the area. The breezy day came on the heels of a cold front and was strengthened by the confluence of another front in the Ohio Valley, according to Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Hood said conditions would be similar on Tuesday although not quite as windy, and the cooler temperatures would remain with the chilliest morning occurring on Wednesday when the lows would be in the upper 20s. Asked if there was any snow in the forecast, Hood said there were a few flurries Monday in Northwest Arkansas but nothing in the immediate future for the Pine Bluff area. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Byron Tate)
A guard at the Maximum Security Unit at Tucker Prison was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to take drugs into the facility.
A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Monday for a man on parole who allegedly assaulted a paramedic trying to treat him.
Simmons First National Bank has applied to the Arkansas State Bank Department to change from a national charter to a state charter.
A man who escaped from a Dallas County jail around midnight Saturday was captured in Drew County on Monday morning shortly after 11 a.m. He was observed getting into a vehicle at an automated teller machine near a store across from the Drew County Road Department on U.S. 278 E.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday named his policy director, Kelly Eichler, and former gas company executive Sheffield Nelson to the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees, effective March 1.
LITTLE ROCK — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign opened an office in downtown Little Rock on Monday, a week before early voting begins for Arkansas’ March 1 primary election.
Author and actor Hill Harper told UAPB students Monday that the future belongs to those who can successfully blend passion, reasoning and courage.
LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Monday the state Department of Education is withdrawing a proposal to reduce bonuses for teachers who obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
With no dissent, the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Monday approved a $47,000 appropriation ordinance to pay part of the costs of the March 1 political party primaries and judicial general election.
A Food Wise grocery store began accepting applications Monday at a store that is scheduled to open for business in the spring.