Ron MacCloskey performs as Groucho Marx in the opening show at the newly renovated Community Theatre on Friday night in downtown Pine Bluff. The show is the first in a series of performances that will take place in the restored theater. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
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Carla Martin, dean of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Business and Management, speaks to a group of high school students from Lake Village during Lion Fever Day on Friday at UAPB. The annual event allows prospective students to see the UAPB campus and what it has to offer. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday night she will be filing a lawsuit against the Jefferson County Election Commission after the commission voted Friday to place former mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s name on the ballot as a mayoral candidate in the May 20 Democratic Party primary.
The chairman of the Jefferson County Election Commission refused a request Friday night to forward to the prosecutor a complaint that Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson violated state law when she allegedly amended and backdated her Political Practices Pledge.
A proposed ordinance that will set up a fund to pay Jefferson County employees to work off-duty at the new county recycling center and restructure some existing staff is expected to be approved by the Quorum Court on Monday, despite the objections of one of at least one member of the county’s legislative body.
The director of the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department made a pitch for improving the Merrill Center when she was the guest speaker Tuesday at the monthly Coffee with the Chiefs program, sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration.
Tyson Foods Inc. will no longer hire anyone under the age of 24 to work in its Pine Bluff operation, according to an internal email sent by the company’s local employment manager.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, meaning clocks should “spring forward” at 2 a.m. Sunday.
A writ of garnishment that tied up the bank accounts of the city of Gould in February was quashed Friday afternoon by Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr.
Converting the former National Guard armory on North Myrtle Street into a facility to house a number of police divisions has become personal to members of the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Training Division, and they’re about to see the fruits of their labor.