Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday night she will be filing a lawsuit against the Jefferson County Election Commission after the commission voted Friday to place former mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s name on the ballot as a mayoral candidate in the May 20 Democratic Party primary.
WASHINGTON — The House voted last week to suspend a new tax penalty facing Americans who do not purchase health insurance required under the Affordable Care Act.
The chairman of the Jefferson County Election Commission refused a request Friday night to forward to the prosecutor a complaint that Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson violated state law when she allegedly amended and backdated her Political Practices Pledge.
A proposed ordinance that will set up a fund to pay Jefferson County employees to work off-duty at the new county recycling center and restructure some existing staff is expected to be approved by the Quorum Court on Monday, despite the objections of one of at least one member of the county’s legislative body.
The director of the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department made a pitch for improving the Merrill Center when she was the guest speaker Tuesday at the monthly Coffee with the Chiefs program, sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration.
Tyson Foods Inc. will no longer hire anyone under the age of 24 to work in its Pine Bluff operation, according to an internal email sent by the company’s local employment manager.
Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. announced in a Wednesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it intends to consolidate its seven subsidiary banks into a single banking organization.
LITTLE ROCK — The jury in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner’s bribery and extortion trial heard a recording Friday in which Shoffner tells a broker that she lied under oath about receiving money from him and will take the truth to her grave.
HOT SPRINGS — Merin Duke, a senior from Pine Bluff, won first place in the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts West Central Regional Senior Research Symposium.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, meaning clocks should “spring forward” at 2 a.m. Sunday.
A writ of garnishment that tied up the bank accounts of the city of Gould in February was quashed Friday afternoon by Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr.
Marriages and Divorces — week of 03-07-14
Banjo is the Pine Bluff Animal Control Pet of the Week.
The Rev. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., senior minister of the historic Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and Largo, Md., announced his retirement during a congregational meeting on Jan. 31.
With the beginning of daylight saving time on Sunday, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department says it’s time to test your home’s smoke alarm and replace the battery if it is more than a year old.
Brookshire Gorcery Co. has donated $10,000 to The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County.
A traffic stop by police vice and narcotics officers Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man who is currently on parole after officers allegedly found a gun under the seat of the vehicle the man was driving.
A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly fled from a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday, running stop signs and passing other vehicles on the wrong side of the highway.
A two-car collision occurred at the Camden Road and Interstate 530 overpass when a Nissan Maxima attempted to turn onto the on-ramp to take I-530 south but failed to make it across before being struck on the side by the Toyota Corolla.(Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)