U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, left, met with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander on Tuesday at the school’s Aquaculture Fisheries Center.
The Dollarway School Board voted Tuesday to accept a $13,723 bid by White Hall-based Roberts Plumbing to fix the hot water heater in the cafeteria at Townsend Park Elementary.
Precious Taylor, a senior regulatory science and agriculture major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission approved Tuesday the Sobriety Living Center’s request for a permit to develop a building to offer additional services for clients in an industrial zone at 2006 W. Fifth Ave.
Watson Chapel High School had its awards assembly on May 21. The 10th-grade and 11th-grade Students of the Year were recognized. Pictured are Daniel Taylor (11th grade), Kallie Jo Hopson (11th grade), Najallah Johnson (10th grade) and Will Duke (10th grade). (Special to The Commercial)
William L. Fells III — who is graduating from the ICVR Pen or Pencil mentorship program and Ridgway Christian High School and will soon enroll at American University in Washington, DC — has been confirmed as the commencement speaker for the 10 anniversary of National Alliance of Faith Justice National Pen or Pencil Youth Training and Mentoring Summit to be held July 20 in Phoenix, Arizona.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson said Tuesday he will not seek re-election to the court, and on the same day, Circuit Judge Shawn Womack of Mountain Home announced for the post.
A Prescott woman arrested Friday on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge will face felony allegations after alleged methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in her purse.
The management company that owns three Huddle House restaurants, including one in Pine Bluff and White Hall, have settled a federal lawsuit accusing managers of racial discrimination by subjecting a black employee at Pine Bluff to racial slurs.
Andre Lewis, right, director of the social work program and assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and Marie Jenkins, assistant professor of social work and field education director, accept an award at the National Association of Social Workers’ state conference at North Little Rock. UAM social work students and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences were honored for winning a statewide competition for the largest increase in NASW membership. (Special to The Commercial)
A flood warning has been issued for Jefferson County and will be in effect until further notice, as flooding along the Arkansas River is expected to hit flood stage in the area by Wednesday afternoon and be about two feet higher than the most recent bought of flooding in the same areas.
A 14-year-old boy arrested Saturday in the shooting death of another teenager is being charged as an adult with the crime.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Biology Club and faculty sponsors stop at the White Sands National Monument at New Mexico on their annual field trip. Participants included Douglas Holland; John Hunt, faculty sponsor; Walker Jarrett; Don White; Logan Bone; Allison Haire; Ed Bacon, faculty sponsor; and Isabel Bacon. The club visited biological, geological and historical sites. Stops included Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Organ Mountains National Monument, Chiricahua Mountains National Monument, Bowie National Historical Site, the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Grand Canyon National Park and Petrified Forest National Park. (Special to The Commercial)
The Dollarway School Board will hold a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the district’s administration building.
White Hall native Torie Dailey shares a moment with retired University of Central Arkansas professor Bob Reising. Reising honored Dailey on May 21 at the White Hall Library. Dailey recently received the University of Central Arkansas Dr. A. W. ‘Moonlight’ Graham Award for promising medical professionals. (Special to The Commercial)
As they have for a number of years, Hearin-Connolly American Legion Post 32 conducted the annual Memorial Day program Sunday at the Veterans Memorial in Graceland Cemetery.
The City of White Hall celebrated Memorial Day Monday with a ceremony at the White Hall Museum and heard U.S. Army Capt. Salvador Ortiz recall his first deployment to Afghanistan and the death of a friend.
A 14-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting death of another teenager in Pine Bluff.
Extraterrestrial life is not coming to Pine Bluff.
A Pine Bluff man was shot to death Saturday afternoon at a house in the 1400 block of Cherry Street, according to authorities.
WASHINGTON — The House voted last week for a two-month extension in federal highway funding, averting an interruption of state projects while buying more time to come up with a better solution to federal road woes.
Former Arkansas State Legislator and State Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said Tuesday the private option has been good for the state.