The Watson Chapel School Board voted Thursday to hire search firm McPherson & Jacobson to attract qualified applicants to apply to be superintendent.
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LITTLE ROCK — A newly created citizens’ commission charged with setting pay levels for elected state officials held its first meeting Thursday and signaled it would not rush to make any decisions on salary amounts.
LITTLE ROCK — Two former state Department of Human Services employees are among three people indicted on federal charges of conspiring to steal money from a government program that provides summer meals to children.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. was correct when he threw out a garnishment filed against the city of Gould by a former employee.
The children’s area at the main library will get some renovations next year after a vote by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Board of Trustees last week.
The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed the qualifications needed for the next museum director.
Taylor Elementary School Principal Tammie Canada is thankful that her school has money available from The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund to help students who are in need.
Faith Edwards, who will be 1 year old on Dec. 23, meets Santa Claus for the first time during the Time with Santa and Recycling Rex event Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. County Judge Dutch King said the approximately 1,000 ornaments on the tree were all made from recyclable material by students from throughout the county. King said next year, he expects to have a tree with 2,000 ornaments. ‘Anything that is recycled does not end up it the ditches or on the ground, and we’re trying to get kids excited about recycling,’ King said. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)
WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has filled out his Congressional staff on Thursday, announcing seven new hires who will work out of district offices in Arkansas.
Joy Community Church, 2101 E. Sixth Ave., will give away clothes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 20. Participants are asked to bring a sack to fill with clothes as needed.