The line of severe thunderstorms that pushed south through the area early Wednesday evening produced sustained high winds that brought down numerous trees and some power lines, according to officials.
There is a need to clearly inform prospective property owners in the downtown historic district of the area’s restrictions and requirements, according to members of the Historic District Commission.
Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School is accepting applications for students entering kindergarten to seventh grade for the upcoming 2014-2015 year.
WASHINGTON — Farmers and ranchers in 23 eastern Arkansas counties ravaged by June floods will be eligible to receive disaster assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday asked state Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett to contact Arkansas congressional candidates and ask what they would do to make highway funding sustainable.
LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville was locked down for several hours Wednesday in response to a report of a “suspicious individual,” but officials reopened the base after finding the report was not credible.
LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said Wednesday.
Power outages were scattered across Pine Bluff and Jefferson County on Wednesday evening after a line of severe thunderstorms blew through the area.
REDFIELD — The board of directors behind a proposed Redfield Tri-County Charter School have submitted an application to the Arkansas Department of Education to establish the school.
REDFIELD — A two-year multi-agency methamphetamine investigation in Redfield resulted in 20 arrest warrants served Wednesday in what the police chief described as “round one of many rounds to come.”
Pine Bluff native Calvin D. “Cal” Rollins, now of Cabot, was inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 16, at Fort Benning, Ga.
Two additional arrests have been made in a residential burglary reported Saturday in the 1700 block of West 27th Avenue in Pine Bluff.
A Pine Bluff man was arrested Monday and is accused of beating and robbing a man at gunpoint.
Historic preservationists are hoping to postpone demolition of the fire-gutted Young’s Cleaners on Main Street downtown long enough to preserve one of Pine Bluff’s famed murals.
Barbara Sheppard, left, and Wilma Riley, right — both of Pine Bluff — enjoy an afternoon of fishing Wednesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Pine Bluff. Shortly after the photo was taken, the ladies called it a day as temperatures reached the upper 80s and the relative humidity was more than 50 percent. (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)
The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider the Carnahan House at Pine Bluff for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, program officials announced Wednesday.
Callie Travis, left, and William “Ty” Davis were representing U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s office Wednesday with a mobile unit set up at Jefferson Comprehensive Care in Pine Bluff.
Pine Bluff teachers who taught summer school classes wished they had been paid sooner rather than having to wait an extra week for the standard pay period, according to the head of the local teachers union.
Pine Bluff City Council Public Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Lloyd Holcomb Jr. said Friday that the owner of Young’s Cleaners has hired a contractor to demolish the fire-gutted structure.