Planning committee members of a proposed multipurpose and aquatics centers discussed what amenities they expect to exist in those buildings on Wednesday.
No one was injured in a house fire Wednesday evening on Vaugine Street.
LITTLE ROCK — The office of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan says it has suspended its policy of deleting all office emails after 30 days.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday named 20 people to a working group that will look for ways to address the state’s highway needs.
LITTLE ROCK — The animals rights group Mercy For Animals on Wednesday called on Walmart to adopt stricter standards for its pork suppliers and showed reporters a video of workers hitting pigs at one of the retail giant’s suppliers in Colorado.
LITTLE ROCK — Hot Springs has joined Little Rock in approving an ordinance that prohibits the city and its vendors from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
LITTLE ROCK — A former Paragould doctor was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for secretly taking nude photographs of female patients.
A $15,000 bond was set Wednesday for a man who allegedly forged payroll checks that other people cashed.
Arkansas Community Correction is preparing to interview applicants for a position to oversee prisoners in removing dilapidated buildings in Pine Bluff.
The Metropolitan Emergency Communications Board on Wednesday approved two adjustments to the 2015 budget, one of them that resulted from an error in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.
Dr. Omar T. Atiq of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been named governor of the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. His term began during the ACP annual scientific meeting, Internal Medicine 2015, in Boston on April 30 to May 2.
The body of a man pulled Tuesday night from Lake Saracen has gone to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where the cause and manner of death will be determined.
David Patterson, professor emeritus of forestry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will receive the Fred W. Gottschalk Memorial Award on Thursday, June 11, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jessie Owen, a graduating senior at Star City High School, will receive the Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The scholarship was created by Star City natives Gerald and Sue Majors of White Hall. Owen is the daughter of Jess and Ramona Owen. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Star City senior who exhibits a strong academic background and work ethic, and displays outstanding professional potential. Owen will enter the pre-nursing program. (Special to The Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Tuesday named Little Rock lawyer and business consultant Howard Baker Kurrus the new superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock School District.
“Being happy is just making up your mind to be” — those words were what longtime Pine Bluff resident and former bridal clothing store owner Betty Higman lived by.
With no dissent, two committees of the Jefferson Country Quorum Court on Tuesday recommended that an appropriation ordinance to allow the prosecuting attorney’s office to hire a temporary worker be approved when the full court meets next week.
Edgewood Elementary School student Sasha Walker won second place in the first-grade division of the 2015 Child Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
Three first-grade students from Edgewood Elementary School recently won top awards in a coloring contest sponsored by the Pine Bluff Police Department.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson will visit several Arkansas high schools this month to encourage students to sign up for newly offered computer science courses for the 2015-16 school year, his office said Tuesday.
Arnold Robertson, a long-time educator who taught in Pine Bluff and Dollarway school districts, will become the new school director at Quest Charter School of Pine Bluff this summer.
The Pine Bluff City Council approved a resolution Monday to appropriate money from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to pay for a Dollarway Safe Route to School Project.
The Rev. Derick Easter, pastor of New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, said Tuesday that there is no community success without involvement and engagement.
HOPE — The town that was the birthplace of both Mike Huckabee and Bill Clinton was the scene of Huckabee’s official announcement Tuesday of his entry into the 2016 presidential race.
For the first time since October 2014, reported robberies in Pine Bluff were in single digits, helping to fuel a 12.97 percent decrease in crime in April, compared to numbers from 2014.
Simmons First National Corp.’s top executive earned more than $1.5 million last year, based on a May 1 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host its free, monthly Second Saturday Family FunDay from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9.
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host Printmaking and Pinot, a printmaking class, as part of the Adults at Play series from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Participants will learn to carve a printing block to make multiple prints on fabric and paper. No experience is necessary. Drinks will be served. The cost of the class is $25 for ASC members and $35 for non-members. Participants must be 21 years or older to attend. Details: 536-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Space is limited. (Special to The Commercial)
A Lake Village man was killed Monday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and went into a skid.
Pine Bluff aldermen did not walk out of Monday’s meeting as several did on April 20 to protest Alderman Bill Brumett, but did again address his past comments on social media before resuming city business.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Police said Monday its officers located and recovered a 15-year-old girl who was a victim of alleged human trafficking.