Reconstruction of the Joe Thomas Public Safety building that will house the Police and Fire departments’ main stations has ground almost to a halt and architects say they need more money to complete the job.
A proposed appropriation ordinance for the Jefferson County Road Department will be considered when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the quorum courtroom.
A proposed resolution that would set a deadline for clearing debris from fallen buildings on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues is the only agenda item before the Pine Bluff City Council on Monday.
LITTLE ROCK — An agreement has been reached to increase state aid to public libraries and senior citizen centers by $1 million each in the fiscal year that begins July 1, legislative leaders and Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday.
The Pine Bluff School District Board of Directors on Thursday approved a reduction in force policy that, according to board president Henry Dabner, will affect two or three teachers.
Pine Bluff police are asking for help in locating two men who allegedly broke into a car lot on Dollarway Road and stole two lawnmowers.
LITTLE ROCK — Former Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of tampering and was sentenced to six months of probation and fined $500.
LITTLE ROCK — Telecommunications company Sprint said Friday it will add about 100 full-time employees at a recently opened regional office in Little Rock by the end of this year.
Sales of new and existing homes in Jefferson County decreased slightly in March 2016 as compared to a year ago, according to information released by the Arkansas Realtors Association.
Former Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Linda Watson will be returning to Pine Bluff to work for five days as part of a settlement of her lawsuit against the district.
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The 19th annual Bill Sanders-Bo Piper Memorial Benefit Bass Tournament winners were recently announced. First place went to Brent Rodgers of White Hall and Todd Adams of Pine Bluff.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it has decided not to renew its statewide general permit for concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
LITTLE ROCK — On average, the percentage of mentally ill people behind bars is more than three times the percentage of people in the general population with mental illness, a legislative task force was told Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — Proposals to restrict how Arkansans can spend welfare benefits and create a new way to appeal decisions of the Capitol Zoning District Commission in Little Rock stalled in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday, but the sponsors could try again with the measures next week.
Rounding up deadbeat parents who don’t pay child support has become an annual tradition for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and it continued Wednesday and Thursday as 15 people who had active warrants were rounded up and booked in the adult detention center.
LITTLE ROCK — Accidents reports in Arkansas must be open to the public without the redaction of personal information, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Watson Chapel School Superintendent Connie Hathorn said Thursday that schools are spending so much time testing that teachers don’t have time to teach.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a special judge to preside over disbarment proceedings against a Maumelle lawyer accused of recommending that a client have potential witnesses against him killed.
LITTLE ROCK — Broadband company GW Communications will open a new office in Paragould and create 28 new jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Thursday.
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One of two people who allegedly tampered with evidence following a reported attempted suicide Monday was arrested Tuesday and told police he did not do it.
A report of a possibly stolen vehicle Tuesday on Swan Lake Recreational Road resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man on drug-related charges.
Eight graduating seniors at Jefferson County area schools were honored Wednesday for their achievements during the annual Optimist Club of Pine Bluff Student Awards Luncheon at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
Former Pine Bluff High School football stand-out David Beasley and another man are facing new robbery allegations based on an incident that was reported Saturday.
Caren Garner, an innovative artist from Conway, will present the program at Pine Bluff Art League meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.
Pine Bluff High School graduating senior Kialandrea “Kia” Kilpatrick was recently selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship winner.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, welcomes pastors and their families from around the state Wednesday as he kicks off Pastors Day at the Capitol, an event sponsored by the Christian conservative Family Council. Seated behind him are Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Family Council President Jerry Cox. The event was intended to give religious leaders an overview of how government works at the state level, according to the Family Council. (Special to the Arkansas News Bureau/Dale Ellis)
Nettye Johnson — a certified health coach, Christian educator and professional speaker — will sign her book, “Put Your Faith Where Your Fork Is,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Ephesus Christian Bookstore & Heritage Fashions Boutique, 901 W. Sixth Ave.