A nonprofit organization is applying to the Arkansas Department of Education seeking permission to start a charter school in the former Redfield Middle School building.
Watson Chapel School District principals touted parental involvement, data-driven instruction and discipline as helping to improve the quality of education students receive during their reports to the public Monday at the school board meeting.
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Teki Winston has been appointed Extension specialist/director of 4-H/youth programs and recruitment for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.
Five candidates for judge positions in Jefferson County have filed petitions to get on the March 1 non-judicial general election ballot and thereby avoided paying filing fees.
Rene’ Mitchell, a Pine Bluff native, will present “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova at the First Baptist Book Review.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at Little Rock recently acquired two sculptures by Danny Campbell, professor and chairman of the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Members of Three Rivers Audubon Society enjoyed a field trip along the Mississippi River levee to Arkansas City and to the Mississippi River bridge south of Lake Village on Sept. 19.
Pine Bluff City Council Ward 2 Alderman Charles S. Boyd Sr. has announced that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term.
The fourth annual Carnell Russ Day Community Unity Festival was celebrated Sept. 25-26 at Star City.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Monday presented $600,080 to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Rural Services Division to support conservation education programs in schools and conservation districts across the state.
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Jefferson County Judge Dutch King stands with other participants on the courthouse steps to promote Oct. 9 as Go Pink for the Cure Day. King issued a proclamation regarding the date. According to the document — King, along with Jefferson County Quorum Court members and area residents — came together to honor breast cancer survivors and to remember those who have died from the disease. (Special to The Commercial)
The Pine Bluff Christian Women’s Connection meeting will feature “Suzi Vermillion: Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places.” The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
A Sherrill man was shot early Sunday morning, but the victim and family members refused to identify the alleged suspect, according to law enforcement.
Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is endorsing Bernie Sanders for President. He shares his ideas for a new flavor called “Bernie’s yearning.”
Soner Cagaptay of The Washington Institute talks to CNNi about who may be behind the deadly blasts at an peace rally in Ankara, Turkey.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals has decided that Circuit Judge Jodi Dennis was correct when she dismissed a lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods by a person who was injured on the job.
In a show of strength and celebration, North Korea went all out with a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Worker’s Party. CNN’s Will Ripley reports.
A former staffer with the House Select Committee on Benghazi says the panel’s probe has become a politically motivated inquiry targeting Hillary Clinton.
LITTLE ROCK — As Arkansas looks for ways to continue addressing overcrowding in state prisons and county jails, one idea that has ardent supporters is to create a program for diverting some people with mental-health and substance-abuse issues to treatment instead of jail.
Five Pine Bluff police officers, including one who was credited with saving the life of an infant, were recognized Tuesday during the monthly Coffee with the Chiefs program, sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration.
While reported fires have decreased in Pine Bluff, emergency medical responses have increased and Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief Shauwn Howell says they will continue to be a big part of the department’s activity.
The Jefferson County Quorum Court on Tuesday will consider a proposed ordinance that would transfer $20,000 from the Circuit Court Juvenile Division Fund to hire a receptionist/secretary for Juvenile Court.
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a 2016 defense policy bill last week that President Obama is likely to veto over concerns that it sidesteps federal budget caps by channeling an extra $38 billion through an off-budget war fund.
LITTLE ROCK — A member of the Jefferson County Republican Committee is pursuing a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against a member of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s staff over actions while he was serving as Milligan’s campaign manager and working as a lobbyist.
LITTLE ROCK — A Lee County woman is asking a federal judge to order the state Department of Human Services to end its delay in acting on her application for enrollment in the private option, a delay she says has dragged on for more than 10 months.
LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said Friday he will recommend Karla Hughes, currently executive vice president and provost of the University of Louisiana System, as chancellor of the University of Arkansas Monticello.
LITTLE ROCK — A court Friday issued an order temporarily staying a federal rule on water quality nationwide.
The 2015 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Homecoming Celebration will be held Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 8-14, with the theme “Golden.”
LITTLE ROCK — Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Friday he has appointed Little Rock lawyer Thomas G. Williams to the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.