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King takes majority even in White Hall

Former Pine Bluff Mayor Dutch King can largely credit the city's voters for his decisive victory in the Nov. 6 Jefferson County judge's race. A Democrat, King garnered 73 percent of the votes in a 19,077-6,997 win over District 12 Justice of the Peace Ted Harden, a White Hall Republican.

Numbers show Hollingsworth dominated across board

Debe Hollingsworth's win in the Nov. 6 Pine Bluff mayoral election was so thorough that it's safe to say the political novice was the top choice among all voter groups, a feat made even more remarkable by her roughly 5-2 victory margin over her chief competitor, two-term incumbent Carl A. Redus Jr.

Election Results

With all precincts reporting and all the votes counted in Southeast Arkansas unless otherwise noted, the following is a list of the election results. They are still, however, unofficial until they are certified by their respective election...

Medical marijuana trails late

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for medical use in Arkansas narrowly trailed as general election ballots were still being tallied late Tuesday.

Poll: Arkansas voters prefer Romney; ballot measures close

LITTLE ROCK — Mitt Romney is a solid favorite among likely Arkansas voters, but ballot measures that would temporarily raise the state sales tax by a half-cent to fund road construction and legalize marijuana for medical purposes are close, according the 14th annual Arkansas Poll released Wednesday.

Former alderman, election commissioner clash over racial comments

"Vote for Obama and a black mayor," former Pine Bluff alderman Jack Foster could be heard saying into a bullhorn from his post in a lawn chair across from the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday afternoon, the first day of early voting for the Nov. 6 general election."Don't go back to the plantation. Vote for Obama and vote for a black mayor. Don't turn back the clock."