Arkansas Congressman Bruce Westerman talked about challenges the nation faces Tuesday and the importance of education to improve the lives of citizens.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas revenues for April were up 6 percent from last year and nearly 6 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Tuesday.
A proposed appropriation ordinance that would transfer $334,100 to the Jefferson County Road Department to cover expenses for the rest of the year was approved by two committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Tuesday during a brief meeting.
A Pine Bluff man who was arrested in 2015 on charges of criminal mischief has filed a lawsuit against the city, a police officer and the man who previously employed him.
The nonprofit organization supporting the proposed Redfield Tri-County Charter School’s application is hoping a fourth time will be the charm in its campaign to establish an open-enrollment charter school in the White Hall School District.
A third day of searching for a Gould teenager who disappeared Sunday and is believed to have fallen into a canal in Lincoln County was unsuccessful Tuesday and Sheriff Leonard Hogg said the effort will continue Wednesday.
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National Drug Take Back Day Saturday resulted in the collection of 222 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription drugs in Jefferson County, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said.
Patsy Brown presented the program, “Arkansas State Parks,” at the recent meeting of the Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club.
From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)
Lincoln County authorities will continue their search Tuesday for a Gould teenager who has been missing since Sunday night.
A proposed resolution seeking to set a deadline on the company clearing debris from fallen buildings on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues was pulled from Monday’s Pine Bluff City Council agenda.
LITTLE ROCK — A claim for $15,000 in damages filed by the convicted killer of a Central Arkansas real estate agent has been denied, a legislative panel was told Monday.
Pine Bluff Police Officer Hodges Stewart holds Bear, a 1-and-a-half year-old male Shih Tzu puppy that was turned in to the shelter Monday afternoon. Stewart said the owner of the dog was an elderly lady who could not take care of Bear anymore and brought him and another dog to the shelter. ‘That’s really smart,’ he said. ‘We can try to get them adopted or rescued by someone.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
A group of parents from the Dollarway School District say they plan to oppose the application of a new charter school in the district.
LITTLE ROCK — Michael Lamoureux, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff and a former state legislator, said Monday he will leave his current position at the end of the month.
The second suspect who was sought in an investigation into tampering with evidence after an alleged suicide April 25 was arrested Saturday and said she did not take the gun that was used and did not know where it was.
After seeing double-digit increases in reported crime in Pine Bluff for the first three months of 2016, April’s numbers remained above those of a year ago, but fell into single digits.
A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a woman who allegedly ran her car into another car containing four people Friday.
A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Saturday after a police investigation into a reported theft that occurred April 12.
A reported disturbance Saturday on the east side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who is currently on probation after police allegedly found a handgun near where the man was standing.
The David O. Dodd Chapter 212 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently commemorated Confederate Memorial Day at Bellwood Cemetery.
Two Pine Bluff students attended the Future Agents in Training program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s Little Rock Field Office hosted the training at Fort Smith recently.
The 2016 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly became a personal experience for agricultural policy students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture.
“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from writer-director Matthew Brown, is a dutiful effort that never quite adds up to those vastly superior efforts.
LITTLE ROCK — The fiscal session that began April 13 could wrap up this week, legislative leaders said Friday as they worked with the governor’s office on the Revenue Stabilization Act, the bill that will set spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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.
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.