Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration representatives will be available beginning Wednesday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center to meet with Jefferson County residents who experienced weather-related damage this year.
Fifteen people applied to the Pine Bluff School District for the position of superintendent prior to the deadline, according to documentation released by the school district Monday in response to The Pine Bluff Commercial filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
An article published Tuesday about the Pine Bluff School District releasing the names of people who applied to be superintendent misstated the new position of Suzette Anderson. She had been the Pine Bluff School District’s assistant superintendent until last week, when the board reassigned her to a teaching position.
WASHINGTON — The six members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation introduced legislation Tuesday to rename the Helena-West Helena federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber.
FORT SMITH — FFO Home, the furniture factory outlet and manufacturer, is moving its 64 full-time jobs to Fort Smith with enough space in the former Whirlpool distribution facility to double its operations, the company president and CEO said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday her office has reached a settlement with a Conway company to resolve allegations of deceptive fundraising practices.
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge got engaged over the Independence Day weekend, her office said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced plans for a summit to explore ways that faith-based groups can work with the state on issues related to foster care of children and the re-entry of former prison inmates into society.
McGEHEE — Slow-moving rain clouds dumped double-digit amounts on southern Arkansas over the July Fourth weekend, eroding roads in southwest Arkansas and burying young soybeans in the southeastern corner.
LITTLE ROCK — A Hindu group said Tuesday it will ask Gov. Asa Hutchinson to allow it to place a statue of the Hindu god Lord Hanuman on the Arkansas Capitol grounds.
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The Episolon Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. presented a $1,000 scholarship to Morgan Saunders to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for the fall.
Ridgway Christian School Board has named Charles Cobbs interim principal and Debbie Hinkle vice principal of Ridgway Christian School, Leslie Whisenant, board president said.
Florida State University dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson from the football team, hours after video was released showing him punch a woman at a Tallahassee bar.
Six cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody don’t believe they’ll get a fair trial in Baltimore.
Southeast Arkansas College employees, from left, Marie Atwood, Donna Cox and Nancy Pearce, enjoy the pre-Fourth of July picnic Thursday, July 2. SEARK’s library staff hosted a picnic where students and employees participated in games and had refreshments. (Special to The Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK — A Jacksonville woman charged along with her estranged husband in the slaying of a Central Arkansas real estate agent pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The Pine Bluff City Council sent a proposed ordinance Monday involving a currently unfilled position of purchasing manager to the administration committee to review.
Chris Dunn has joined Simmons First National Corp. as executive vice president for regulatory affairs and risk strategy.
An El Dorado man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Dallas County.
A Danville woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after suspected drugs were found in her purse outside a prison facility.
Reported crime in Pine Bluff dropped more than 8 percent in June compared to a year ago, according to the monthly report from the police department.
Stanley Thompson, 15, of Pine Bluff and several others spent Monday afternoon fishing at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park, taking advantage of the shade of a pavilion on Beachfront Drive. Thompson said he attended Jack Robey Junior High School last year and said the fish were not biting Monday. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday his intent to pardon a Rison man.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has captured several amazing photos of Earth while aboard the International Space Station.
CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports on some county clerks in Texas refusing to give marriage licensees to same-sex couples.
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)
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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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans on both sides of the gay rights issue say there are still battles to be fought in the state in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
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.