Fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day as part of Southeast Arkansas’ largest fireworks exhibit at Regional Park’s softball complex Saturday night. The fireworks were part of the Fourth of July festivites presented by the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department and Pine Bluff Festival Association. (Special to the Commercial/Joe Dempsey)
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The University Park neighborhood stands to benefit from a University Drive Overlay District by making zoning laws more favorable for development, proponents of the University Drive Overlay District say.
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The Pine Bluff City Council is scheduled to consider a proposed ordinance that would eliminate the vacant position of purchasing manager from the executive department budget and move money to the Summer Youth Program.
The Saturday Soup Kitchen remodel ceremony was a place for people of all races and religions to come together for a good cause.
The Jefferson County Quorum Court Finance Committee will take another shot at presenting an ordinance requiring elected officials to reduce salaries and expenditures from the county general fund by 20 percent and increase the amount employees contribute to their insurance costs by 11 percent on Tuesday when committees of the court meet at 5:30 p.m.
A proposed appropriation ordinance for the Jefferson County Road Department will be discussed when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
It may seem hard to believe at times, but city officials are real people with real lives separate from their government titles.
Here are five ways to have fun this holiday weekend.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced the appointment of three new members to the state Board of Education.
LITTLE ROCK — Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide does not affect private individuals or churches, Gov. Asa Hutchinson reiterated Thursday, after state House and Senate Republicans issued statements pledging to pass legislation to protect people and churches from the ruling’s impact.
A prison inmate assigned to the Pine Bluff Unit drove away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday from his work-release assignment at Whitten Concrete and a search is underway for him.
The Sav U Mor store at 310 S. Blake St. in Pine Bluff is staying open, store owner Steven Horton said Thursday.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in May and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released Thursday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas military veterans who farm will be able to affix a “Homegrown by Heroes” label to their produce under a new program announced Thursday by the state Agriculture Department and the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
Members of the What’s Next Pine Bluff Summer Fellowship program spent part of their day Thursday learning about money, specifically building a credit history.
Are video games a sport? One U.S. college thinks so. Robert Morris University became the first in the nation to offer athletic scholarships for video games.
Carmelo Mercado, a New York firefighter and first responder on 9/11, won a $5 million lottery jackpot.
Hearing Judge James L. “Jim” Williams II of White Hall has announced he will be a candidate for First Division Circuit judge in the 11th Judicial District-West in the 2016 non-partisan judicial general election.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas ended the 2014-15 fiscal year with a $191.6 million surplus, the state’s fiscal office said Thursday.
A Sheridan man has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexual exploitation charges involving children.
LITTLE ROCK — The director of a state board that is working on setting up a state-based health insurance exchange told a legislative panel Wednesday she was disappointed by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld a key provision of the federal Affordable Care Act.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission appointed a committee Tuesday to review zoning regulations in the University Park neighborhood with an eye toward revitalization.
A Sav U Mor store at 310 S. Blake St. in Pine Bluff will be going out of business.
Dollarway School District Superintendent Patsy Hughey is calling for students and employees to set higher standards, take responsibility and communicate.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments:
Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub at The Pines mall was shut down Tuesday by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for nonpayment of taxes.
With the Fourth of July holiday a couple of days away, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department has offered a number of tips to keep families safe.
LITTLE ROCK — Two Army soldiers who were shot outside a Little Rock recruiting center six years ago were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday, one of them posthumously.
LITTLE ROCK — Teachers at Poyen and Lake Hamilton high schools were named Wednesday as recipients of the annual Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.