James Lee Witt, Democratic candidate for 4th District congressman, left, talks to Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services employees Christopher Geiggar, Steven Rice and Harold Clark Wednesday. Witt met with Pine Bluff Democratic leaders as well as fire fighters and law enforcement officers at the Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Headquarters at Jefferson Square. This was the third community conversation Witt has had in Pine Bluff.
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the Republican Party’s “No. 1 pickup opportunity in the country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday while visiting Arkansas to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Wednesday defended his decision to release a television ad this week that accuses Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Dardanelle of voting to weaken the nation’s preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak.
The Pine Bluff Planning Commission addressed a street closure to prevent trash dumping, a new club opening in the westend and a carwash and convenience store.
Pine Bluff’s unemployment rate in July rose to 11.6 percent from a 10.7 percent mark in June, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
After months of planning and renovation work, the new Jefferson County E-Waste and Recycling Center has opened its doors to the public.
A tape recording of an executive session of the Jefferson County Election Commission Monday night confirms statements by one of its members that the session appears to have violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
LITTLE ROCK — Springdale-based Tyson Foods and Chicago-based Hillshire Brands said Wednesday they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on a proposed settlement that would allow Tyson’s $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire to proceed if approved in federal court.
The Dollarway School District received approval from Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood to hire eight new employees.
It’s been hot these past few days in Arkansas but there might be some relief on the way for Labor Day weekend.