The Plaza Hotel is closing, forcing occupants to move out by Tuesday.
FORT SMITH — Zero Mountain on Monday announced that it is increasing significantly its workforce and footprint in Fort Smith.
Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility staff plan to meet with contractors Wednesday who are interested in applying for contracts involving two separate projects to upgrade the city’s sewer system.
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UAPB’s Anthony Austin will study the health benefits of educational attainment and whether they are less pronounced for African-Americans through his recent award from the Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues Grants (ProDIGs).
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans cannot legally distribute “revenge porn” or make voyeuristic use of drones but can carry concealed handguns into more places, including polling places, under new state laws now in effect.
A 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head Thursday morning remains in critical condition at a Little Rock hospital.
Pine Bluff police are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a man Saturday afternoon but no arrests have been made.
Jena Compton will join Simmons First National Corp. in September as executive vice president-chief people officer and assistant general counsel, according to a press release.
Jefferson County diners have more options as restaurants have recently opened or will be opening soon.
A photo caption published Sunday with an article about new restaurants included an incorrect spelling for Walt Goad.
A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man Sunday night.
At a press conference in Ethiopia on Monday, President Barack Obama called out Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and other GOP ‘leaders’ for their political rhetoric.
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had harsh words for the Iran nuclear deal, claiming that President Obama is marching Israel to the “door of the oven.”
A man was found shot to death inside a parked vehicle on the east side of Pine Bluff on Saturday afternoon.
The 2015 Martin/Altheimer All-School Reunion has been set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9. Anyone who attended, graduated or taught in the school district between 1942-2015 is invited to attend.
WASHINGTON — The House voted last week to block federal crime-fighting funds from going to “sanctuary cities” where police do not routinely report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.
The president and CEO of the Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System said Thursday that mental disorders are “real, treatable health conditions.”
An ongoing survey to determine the number of vacant lots in Pine Bluff is almost complete, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday.
Bell is the Pine Bluff Animal Control Pet of the Week.
City of Pine Bluff revenues are forecast to be about $70,000 below budget by the end of 2015, now that 2015’s second quarter actual revenue numbers are in.
The newly organized Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club met recently at the White Hall Park Activities Building. They celebrated their new club with a bingo party along with their monthly meeting.
From left, Kourtney Smith and Dedric Jones of the musical group Dedric Jones and Chosen Praise sing Friday at the city of Pine Bluff Summer Youth Employment Program luncheon at the Pine Bluff Convention Center to mark the end of the program. About 144 young people took part in the employment program, senior coordinator and program director Connie Jackson said. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)
A man who is currently on probation in Cleveland County was arrested Wednesday on a gun charge after Pine Bluff police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the Dollarway area.
A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a man currently on parole and listed as an absconder who allegedly passed counterfeit money at a downtown business.
After more than a month of meetings and disagreements between various JP’s, the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Friday approved an emergency ordinance to reduce the county general budget and stave off immediately laying off employees.
Paul Greenberg, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for editorials he wrote for the Pine Bluff Commercial the previous year and later became editorial page editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is stepping aside from that job, according to the Democrat-Gazette.
The Pine Bluff School Board voted Thursday to hire people, including those who were originally scheduled to lose their jobs through a reduction in force because of declining enrollment.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday adopted an advisory opinion reaffirming an earlier opinion that state legislators cannot legally buy Razorback football tickets at face value.
A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head Thursday morning and is in critical condition at a Little Rock hospital and a suspect is in custody.
Walmart has been a household name in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas since opening its first Pine Bluff store on West 28th Avenue in 1979, and on Friday as Walmart rededicated the Supercenter following three months of remodeling, the company recognized several people who were there from the beginning.