While the idea was to celebrate Jefferson County’s agribusiness and farming, the appearance of the Budweiser Clydesdales stole the show Thursday during the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 62nd annual Farmers Appreciation Fish Fry at Hestand Stadium.
LITTLE ROCK — A former county and state election official and a political activist are challenging Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state.
LITTLE ROCK — An employee of the state auditor’s office, a state legislator and a software developer are vying to succeed state Auditor Charlie Daniels, who is retiring.
LITTLE ROCK — A businessman and former state highway commissioner, a congressman and a mental health paraprofessional are competing for the office of lieutenant governor.
LITTLE ROCK — Frank Allen Burkhalter, father of Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor John Burkhalter, died Thursday, Burkhalter’s campaign said in a statement.
LITTLE ROCK — A Georgia company that at one time was interested in providing consulting services to the Arkansas lottery complained Thursday that the Legislature violated principles of transparency and fairness by hiring a different company without taking bids.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a state-court challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban on the same day that a federal judge hears arguments in a federal challenge to the ban.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal of a Jefferson County circuit judge’s ruling that the next Pine Bluff mayoral election will be in 2016.
Political campaign signs are allowed in the flower bed adjacent to the Jefferson County Courthouse that has been at the center of a dispute this week, the county attorney has determined.
Crime victims in three Southeast Arkansas counties received $26,159.54 in September from the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board, according to the attorney general’s office.
An 18-year-old male was struck by a vehicle at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday near East 27th Avenue and South Main Street.
The prospect of lower-than-anticipated employee medical insurance rates has Pine Bluff city officials hopeful that a presently tight 2015 budget will be a little less so.
The dispute over where political candidates can and cannot place signs around the Jefferson County Courthouse continued Wednesday when a new group of signs took the place of those removed Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Children’s Hospital officials announced Wednesday it has raised $167.8 million through its Century of Possibility Centennial Campaign.
Pine Bluff police are attempting to identify and locate at least three people who were involved in the burglary of R & N Food Store at 5901 Sulphur Springs Road at about 4:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17.
LITTLE ROCK — Former Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has agreed to pay a $50 fine and receive a public letter of caution to settle an ethics complaint.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists inspected the crappie population at Lake Saracen on Wednesday in a study intended to keep the species at a healthy population and thus avoid any restrictions on fishing.
The Pine Bluff School Board hired civil rights attorney and Arkansas State Rep. John W. Walker by a vote of 4 to 1 with two absentions at a board meeting Tuesday night.
Wheeling Machine Parts, a division of U.S. Steel in the Jefferson Industrial Park, is currently hiring additional employees.
Law enforcement officials are asking for help in locating a Redfield teen who has been missing since Monday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, says the United States should revise its country-of-origin labeling rule after the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute over the requirement that grocery stores indicate the country, or countries, where meat was born, raised and slaughtered.
A new high voltage transmission line is being planned for the Jefferson County area by Entergy Arkansas, according to the company.
A Conway man was killed and two others injured in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Grant County.
WASHINGTON — Three candidates are competing to represent Arkansas’ 4th District, which includes Pine Bluff and most of the state’s southern counties.
A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident.