A teacher and coach in the White Hall School District was arrested Thursday after he allegedly sold drugs to a confidential informant.
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LITTLE ROCK — A Jacksonville woman has won a $1 million Powerball prize, state lottery officials said Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on Friday unanimously approved a rule imposing a five-year moratorium on new medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed.
Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.
In an article in Friday’s edition about the appearance of Keshia Knight Pulliam at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, her first name and the name of Spelman College were misspelled.
The Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department and the Jefferson County 5K Coalition are sponsoring the 5K Run/Walk/Dance to End Childhood Obesity, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The name of the sponsor was incorrect in the Thursday and Friday editions.
After starting her career as a 9-month-old in an advertisement for baby products and going on to appear in the long-running “The Cosby Show” on television, Keishia Knight Pulliam said Thursday her decision to go to college “was the first time she ever said no” to her father.
LITTLE ROCK — A judge’s order granting a preliminary injunction against an Environmental Protection Agency rule on water quality is “an important victory for Arkansas,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board voted Thursday to ease up on a stringent policy that had been putting a growing number of parole violators back behind bars and swelling the prison population.
LITTLE ROCK — Several hundred people turned out in the August heat at noon Thursday to hear Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speak on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol building.
Simmons First National Corp.’s board of directors declared a regular $0.23 per-share quarterly cash dividend payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 15.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a $12.6 million plan to renovate and modernize a facility on the university’s Jonesboro campus for use as a college of osteopathic medicine.
Historian Paul Perdue shows a reproduction of an artist’s perspective sketch of Pine Bluff drafted in 1887 while speaking Thursday morning at the annual Member Appreciation Breakfast of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce at Harbor Oaks. Perdue was the featured speaker of the event. He showed the audience his online Pine Bluff Desktop Museum and explained many of the entries of the museum. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)
A 5-year-old boy was found dead in a McGehee residence early Thursday and his mother has been arrested and faces first-degree murder charges in the death.
1. Cowabunga! The Ninja Turtles will take over the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Sunday for a live-action show that will focus on an anti-bullying message. The Guardian Anti-Bullying campaign has been on the road since December 2014 and does two to four shows a week, Mark Anthony Baca, the owner of the company, said Thursday. Baca said the show features some of the top martial artists in the country performing a variety of skits and interacting with members of the audience. “The program is useful for adults as well as kids,” he said. The show is due to begin at 3:30 p.m. with a special VIP event beginning at 2 p.m. The doors for general admission will open at 2:45 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. General admission tickets are priced at $15 plus a $1.75 handling fee. Tickets for the VIP event will be $35 with a handling fee of $2.75. Details: http://ninjaturtleslive.ticketleap.com
A check for nearly $200,000 that represented the state’s portion of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics was presented Thursday morning to members of the Pine Bluff Aviation Commission at Grider Field, Pine Bluff Regional Airport.
The Ninja Turtles will take over the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Sunday for a live-action show that will focus on an anti-bullying message.
The Young Manufacturers Academy was recently held at Southeast Arkansas College, sponsored in part by The Gene Haas Foundation.
Southeast Arkansas College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to provide scholarships. On hand during the presentation were Shawn Wilbanks, SEARK computer-aided and design instructor; Iry Rice, SEARK welding instructor; Carey Beevers, Haas specialist/sales engineer; Kaleybra Morehead, SEARK vice president for academic affairs; and Lyric Seymore, SEARK dean of technical studies. Funding will be used for students in the computer numerical control machining program and to support the Young Manufacturers Academy. (Special to The Commercial)
The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing 59-year-old man with dementia.
George Stepps, 4th Ward alderman, has announced that he plans to seek election as the Jefferson County treasurer.
Betty Phillips was named Miss White Hall Health and Rehab during a pageant at the center Aug. 21.
Karl Walker of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received a grant for $53,291 from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, a funding agency of the National Institute of Health.
LITTLE ROCK — Hendrix College in Conway said Wednesday it has received a $26 million gift, the largest donation in the school’s history.
A member of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday expressed concern that election officials selected for the Sept. 15 school board elections did not represent the diversity of the county.
LITTLE ROCK — Sarah Scanlon of North Little Rock was working on a political campaign in Ohio in 2006 when she developed a health issue.
LITTLE ROCK — A lawsuit filed Wednesday by a nonprofit group alleges that the state Department of Human Services has violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release information about problems with its Medicaid verification process.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ 2015 senior class had an ACT composite score of 20.4, which was unchanged from the previous year, education officials said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas will receive a $15.6 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help fund construction of a new veterans home in North Little Rock, U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, announced Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Democrat Dianne Curry of Little Rock announced Wednesday she will run for the 2nd District congressional seat currently held by first-term Republican Rep. French Hill of Little Rock.