Another segment of Arkansas 530 dedicated

Officials with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department joined elected officials from Star City and Lincoln County on Friday afternoon to officially dedicate another section of what will be a four-lane connector between Interstate 530 at Pine Bluff and the planned Interstate 69 near Wilmar.

Celebrating Retirement

Les Mizell’s retirement from Sissy’s Log Cabin was celebrated Friday at the Pine Bluff store. Mizell worked for Sissy’s for 17 years, retiring as vice president/sales director. (Special to The Commercial)

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Correction

In an article in Friday’s edition about the appearance of Keshia Knight Pulliam at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, her first name and the name of Spelman College were misspelled.

Correction

The Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department and the Jefferson County 5K Coalition are sponsoring the 5K Run/Walk/Dance to End Childhood Obesity, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The name of the sponsor was incorrect in the Thursday and Friday editions.

News

Late-planted crops seeing heavy pest populations

Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are forecasting unusually dense insect and pest populations in crops across the state this year, due primarily to widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and subsequent late-season planting.

Sports

UAPB’s Coleman still hasn’t decided on quarterback

If there was one thing learned from Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s media day on Saturday, it was that the quarterback race will come down to the final week. Picking a starter for the opening game may even be a game-time decision when UAPB plays its first contest of the season next Sunday in Orlando, Florida.

Accent

Grace Willing Workers meet

The Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers Club met Aug. 20 at the White Hall Museum. The meeting was called to order by President Bettye Johnson.

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