Elected officials disagree on a proposal to disband the Pine Bluff Civic Auditorium Complex Commission and transfer its duties.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal official who was the subject of a subpoena issued by Arkansas legislators did not appear at a legislative hearing Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — In his first meeting with Arkansas reporters since returning from his trade mission to Cuba, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he believes Cuba is “stalled in time” but is on the verge of significant change.
The year 2015 is shaping up to be one of the best years for Arkansas grape growers in a long time, with favorable crops of Muscadine just in this week and other grapes fermenting with high expectation.
Mark Raddle has returned to his old Texaco station location at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Linden Street.
WASHINGTON — With just hours to spare before federal funding expired, Congress last week approved a stopgap measure to keep agencies open for another 10 weeks as they negotiate a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas revenues for September were down from last year but above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Friday.
The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held Sept. 29 at Noah’s Event Center at West Little Rock. The exhibits commemorating the members are housed at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
LITTLE ROCK — A sapling taken from a tree outside the building where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis and transplanted to Little Rock will help keep alive a past that must never be forgotten, former President Bill Clinton said Friday.
Patsy Strode was the woman of the day at Tuesday’s Jefferson County and Southeast Arkansas District Fair Queen Pageant and Youth Talent Show.
The Jefferson County Democratic Women display door prizes they provided for residents at Whispering Knoll. The group also provided bingo for the seniors. Democratic Women participants included Gypsy Tuck, Margaret Alexander, Marilyn Smith, Lereatha Hamilton, Princella Gardner, Elaine Osburn and Mary Whiteaker. It was a small way for the group to say they love the residents and to thank the staff, a spokesman said. (Special to The Commercial)
Two Pine Bluff City Council members are proposing resolutions related to removing Alderman Bill Brumett from the Advertising and Promotion Commission.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the state from cutting off Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood for services provided to three women who are suing the state, while the suit is pending.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office and the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas commemorated UAPB’s adoption of a tobacco-free campus policy seven years ago.
A project to create a community garden on property belonging to First United Methodist Church at 700 Chestnut St. wrapped up its first phase Friday morning.
A state education official advised the Dollarway School Board on Thursday to be mindful of its budget.
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Mayor Debe Hollingsworth has announced she plans to run as a Democrat for re-election to a second term as mayor of Pine Bluff.
Reacting to a trend of active shooters in all types of business settings, the Pine Bluff Police Department is offering a class on civilian responses to active shooters to any school, business, church or industry that is interested.
Twenty-nine Arkansas State Police trooper recruits graduated Oct. 1 at the Arkansas State Capitol. Graduates with Southeast Arkansas ties include:
A $100,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly hit a family member in the face and had drugs in his pocket when he was arrested.
Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson will not go to trial on multiple felony allegations until 2016 after both the prosecution and defense asked for a continuance.
A Pine Bluff man who is currently on parole was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at several people on Sunday.
A Pine Bluff man was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly involved in a shooting Tuesday in the central part of the city.
A woman told police she had been beaten and robbed Wednesday by a man she knew only as “Cheese” and police later determined the identity of the man and arrested him.
An investigation into an alleged shooting in the 200 block of West Fourth Avenue led to the arrest of a man who was identified from a photo lineup by the alleged victim.
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.
People can enjoy many activities Saturday at the 76th annual Southeast Arkansas District Fair Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The 76th Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade attracted many people Thursday who cheered for student bands and parade participants.
Davis Life Care Association recently announced that its Overall King and Queen Pageant winners for 2015‐2016 are Charlie Alston from Davis West and Louise Hicks from The Gardens at Whispering Knoll.
The following were September Students of the Month at Moody Elementary School at White Hall: first row from left, Hylie Gorman, Drake Bogy, Blair Perdue, Emma Craig, Cameron Hults; second row from left, Jacee Johnson, Meredith Reddin, Brianna Hulse, Kevin Robinson; third row from left, Elana Weatherford, Kaejah Hodge, Will Colclasure, Kyndall Reed, and Owen Lord. Not pictured are Addie Rose Castleberry and Jordan Pearce. (Special to The Commercial)