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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...

Correction

The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 9 since Oct. 8 is Columbus Day, according to the Secretary of State's Office. The date was incorrect in Tuesday's edition.

Hearing on Redus lawsuit scheduled Wednesday

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr. said in a court filing late Monday that existing state law calls for the next mayoral election in the city to be in 2014 and also authorizes him to remain in office after the expiration of his official term until his successor is elected and qualified.

Amendment support lacking

If support for Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 is lukewarm in the part of Arkansas where Gov. Mike Beebe was raised and went to college, it likely is because the project list to be funded by the $1.8 billion program includes only two major highways in that region.

Will pot become legal?

Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don't forget, you have to have smoked marijuana.

Want to make a deal on amendment 2?

I'll start this column with an admission: It's going to spend 800 words discussing a complex, finance-related ballot issue that's not nearly as controversial (or interesting) as the other issues on which you'll be voting in November: taxes for highways, casinos, and medical marijuana.