Tributes to Charles Jones

The following are tributes to Charles Edward Jones III from our readers. Send yours to 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,


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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