Tributes to Charles Jones

The following are tributes to Charles Edward Jones III from our readers. Send yours to pbcnews@pbcommercial.com or post them on our Facebook page. Jones was killed in a hit-and-run traffic accident Friday.

Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case

LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ voter ID law said in a court filing Wednesday that they, and all Arkansas voters, will be irreparably harmed if a judge does not bar enforcement of the law before the May 20 primary and nonpartisan election.

DHS says 155,000 applications approved for private option

LITTLE ROCK — More than 155,000 Arkansas — including more than 5,100 Jefferson County residents — have applied and been found eligible for the so-called private option, the state Department of Human Services said Monday. That number represents about 70 percent of the 225,000 Arkansans estimated to qualify for the program,

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Loans available for disadvantaged farmers

The Jefferson County Farm Service Agency Ag-Credit has announced the availability of special loans for the Socially Disadvantaged residents who want to buy or operate a family-size farm.

King Team hosts discussion, cleanup

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration King Team Pen or Pencil students complete a service learning project Saturday, April 19. Participants also discussed race , racism, problems and solutions in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park with mentors and parents. The discussion was facilitated by the Department of Interior National Park Ranger Toni Phinisey-Webber from the Little Rock National Parks Service. Special to The Commercial

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