LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education heard a progress report Thursday on the Little Rock School District, as well as objections to a plan to bring nationally recruited teachers into the district and proposed expansions of Little Rock charter schools.
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Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department firefighters extinguished a fire Thursday at a trailer home at 41 Dusty Lake Drive.
LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the legality of cash-only bond for defendants, a decision that inspired the court’s chief justice to cite Johnny Cash lyrics in a dissenting opinion.
LITTLE ROCK — The bodies of two boaters who disappeared on Lake Maumelle on Wednesday were recovered from the lake Thursday, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.
LITTLE ROCK — The superintendent of the Dollarway School District told the state Board of Education on Thursday that a “lack of systems” is the biggest challenge the district faces as it seeks to address its academic problems.
State and federal officials are encouraging Arkansas storm victims to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible.
Arkansas Convalescent Center, 6301 S. Hazel St., will host its annual Valentine’s Day ball at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is enrolling incoming freshmen in its LIONS (Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students) program.
The board of directors of Jenkins Center and Industries, 2410 Rike Drive, will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the therapy and training room of the center. Details: 534-2035.
House of Bread Deliverance Church, 500 S. Main St., will open its food pantry from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.