Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School students are studying the Civil Rights Movement and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Students walked around city streets Friday to celebrate King leading a peaceful march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., calling for racial equality and social justice. (Pine Bluff Commercial/ David Hutter)
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Arkansas cleared a House committee Thursday.
A report by the Arkansas News Bureau published Friday incorrectly stated that the drug RU-486 is known as the “morning after” pill. The two are not the same thing.
Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility General Manager Ken Johnson is reaching out to members of the Pine Bluff City Council as the utility’s proposed 23 percent rate increase makes its way through the legislative process.
A crowd of about 30 employees and other supporters and officials gathered on a temperate Thursday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Goodwill’s new location in the Oak Park Village Shopping Center.
LITTLE ROCK — A House committee gave a “do pass” recommendation Thursday to a bill that would give victims’ families more say in who is allowed to witness executions.
Editor’s Note: Brenda Miles, an award-winning columnist from Hot Springs Village, has written a four-part serial about Valentine’s. Part III will appear in next weekend’s newspaper.
Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.
The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Thursday night approved the calling of a special election requested by the White Hall School District for April 14, but not until after a lengthy discussion.
Ward 1 residents shared concerns about crime, litter and blighted properties Thursday during the fourth and final listening tour meeting with elected officials and municipal employees.
The Pine Bluff High School FBLA received awards in several business competitions during the FBLA District III Spring Leadership Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Director Search Committee has decided to recommend Brett Powell as the next director of ADHE, the agency said Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — State legislators on Thursday advanced two major pieces of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda, his proposals to look for new health care reforms and cut income taxes for middle-class Arkansans.
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Thursday to permit construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
The vacant Band Museum building suffered a collapsed roof Thursday, raising questions about the safety of people in the area.
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Congressional delegation asked Thursday for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to allow farmers impacted by the collapse of Turner Grain to defer loan repayments until bankruptcy proceedings are completed.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would ratchet up sanctions against Iran if it fails to agree to strict limits on its nuclear program.
The former owner of The Pines mall said Thursday he believed the sale of the mall to a Texas company last week was “a deal that worked for all parties involved.”
WASHINGTON — About a dozen coin and U.S. Marshal enthusiasts were lined up shortly before noon Thursday in the lobby of the United States Mint, eager to purchase the newest commemorative coins celebrating the 225th anniversary of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joined a bipartisan group of senators Thursday to introduce a bill that would lift all travel restrictions on Americans visiting Cuba as tourists.
A $100,000 bond was set Thursday for a man who allegedly shot another man on Jan. 17.
A report of a possible shoplifting in progress Tuesday night at Wal-Mart resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly had drugs in his possession.
Both the Watson Chapel junior and senior high school campuses were locked down for a brief period Thursday morning, according to Superintendent Danny Hazelwood.
The Hardin Elementary Students of the Month are: front row — Halle Huntley, Hayden Kelnhofer and Ryder Nichols; middle row — Tyler Via, Rylie Rowland, Jacklyn Cooper and Haylee Williams; and back row — Jacob Smith Gracie Graham, Eve Franks, Chase Peckham and Yvette Gomez. (Special to The Commercial)