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Youth track and field group heading to California

When Shannaine Eans blows her whistle, she means business. On a recent afternoon at the Watson High School football field, she took command of the 20-yard line like a four-star general in front of a regiment of troops. Only she wasn’t commanding soldiers — her army is made up of area kids with a passion for track and field.

Johnson found not guilty on all charges

After just two hours of deliberation, 12 jurors found Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson not guilty on all charges. Family and friends clapped as Johnson hugged her attorney after the verdict was read Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Retired Pulaski County Judge John Langston presided.

Sheriff: Charges against Johnson ‘a bunch of crock’

Hard work and dedication — just a couple reasons why Patricia Royal Johnson, Jefferson County Clerk, saw fit to give her employees checks in the form of end-of-the-year bonuses. Johnson testified Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse that she believed compensating her employees for not only their commitment to the office, but also the citizens of the county, should be rewarded.

Horne welcomed as 37th Commander at Pine Bluff Arsenal

Local officials, VIPs, guests and employees of the Pine Bluff Arsenal gathered Thursday morning at the Armed Forces Reserve Center near the Creasy Complex to witness the Change of Command Ceremony. The installation’s 36th outgoing commander, Col. Chadwick T. Bauld, who has been commander since July 2, 2014, relinquished his command to Col. Kelso C. Horne III.