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Special judge named in case against county clerk, any possible case against sheriff

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday named a special judge to hear the case of Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Johnson, who was charged with multiple felonies last week, as well as any potential charges that could result against Johnson or Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson as a result of a report from the state Division of Legislative Audit.

New Media completes purchase of Stephens Media

NEW YORK — New Media Investment Group announced Wednesday that it completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media, including the Pine Bluff Commercial, for $102.5 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments.