LITTLE ROCK — More than 48,000 Arkansans have lost or are on the verge of losing coverage under the private option or traditional Medicaid — the vast majority of them because they did not respond quickly to a mailed notice, a development some officials have called surprising and troubling.
The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce began a series of professional workshops this year in response to members’ stated needs.
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted last week for a six-year extension of federal programs for highways, mass transit and infrastructure while acknowledging it needs to come up with more money to pay for the entire bill.
The Arkansas Department of Correction has added 45 employees after opening 184 beds at the Ester Unit at Pine Bluff since June 30, according to prison spokeswoman Cathy Frye, and plans to open more in the future.
The Pine Bluff Police Department will be sponsoring the National Night Out, a community outreach project designed to strengthen neighborhoods.
As a surgeon, I live in the operating suite. I have an expectation for what any day may be like given the procedures that I have scheduled. However, I was wondering the other day, do my patients really know what to expect on the day of surgery?
Employees of Southeast Arkansas companies learned about safety in the workplace Thursday at a 12th annual conference at Southeast Arkansas College.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host (un)distorted — Perceptual Paintings by Matthew Lopas at the center’s Kennedy Gallery.
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Jefferson County public school districts set policies on the clothes students may wear in what educators and school board members say helps students to focus on academics.
U.S. Ambassador Edward J. Perkins will speak at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Perkins will speak at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.
Round up the backpacks and pencils — it’s almost back-to-school time, as there are many Pine Bluff-area schools that start in the month of August.
A 22-year-old man will be held without bond at the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare capital murder charges against him.
Judge Bruce Anderson has announced his intention to seek election as District Judge for Bradley and Drew counties in the 2016 election to be held March 1, according to a press release.
LITTLE ROCK — The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils said Friday it will establish fitness centers at three Arkansas elementary schools.
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it has awarded $243,007 to the Arkansas Department of Health to administer and enforce the state’s lead-based paint program.
The Jefferson County Quorum Court Judicial Committee will consider a proposed appropriation ordnance to transfer money for the Juvenile Court to match a grant from the Tommy May Make A Difference Fund when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The First Free Will Baptist Church Youth of Star City won the 2015 National Free Will Baptist Youth Group of the Year Award on July 22. The award was presented during the National Free Will Baptist Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Police served a search warrant Tuesday at an apartment in the 2600 block of South Olive Street and arrested a man on drug charges.
1. The big movies opening this week are “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” a PG-13 entry into this long-running franchise, again starring Tom Cruise; and “Vacation,” an R comedy in the National Lampoon franchise, this time starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.
A detainee riot Wednesday night at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center adds urgency to the issues of jail overcrowding and a lack of adequate staffing in the jail, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman and the chairman of the Jefferson County Quorum Court Public Safety/Emergency Services Committee.
A second suspect has been arrested in an alleged attempted theft from Wal-Mart of items worth $1,444.
A detainee riot Wednesday night at the adult jail caused several thousand dollars in damages. No injuries were reported.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in June and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order Thursday making the state Department of Finance and Administration the host agency for the state Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council after federal officials classified the council as “high risk.”
LITTLE ROCK — Metova Inc., a creator of mobile phone applications, said Thursday it will add 100 jobs in downtown Conway.
LITTLE ROCK — The governor’s task force on the Common Core State Standards recommended Thursday that Arkansas keep Common Core for now but said Gov. Asa Hutchinson should order a comprehensive review of the standards with the goal of revising and replacing them as needed.
Seymour (Monkevis Edwards) and Mushnik (Martin Carty) check out a strange little plant called Audrey II during the musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas production will continue Friday and Saturday. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are priced between $20 and $24 and can be ordered from www.asc701.org or by calling 870-536-3375. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson)
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday she has hired Lee Rudofsky as Arkansas solicitor general.
The Progressive Women’s Association recently celebrated its 38th birthday with a salad luncheon as well as birthday cake and ice cream.
A grand opening celebration for the newest Dollar General, 901 S. Blake St., will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The first 250 adult shoppers will receive a free gift.