Carole R. Engle, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received the United States Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award.
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The Jefferson County Landlord Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Business Support Incubator on Main Street. Gail Blucker of the Secretary of State’s Office will be the guest speaker. Details: Jean Painton, 536-0733.
LITTLE ROCK – Tom Nisbett of Pine Bluff and Sammye Owens of Dumas were recently elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, the state’s association for nonprofits.
Simmons First National Corp. filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would consolidate its seven subsidiary banks into a single banking organization. The consolidation of charters will occur in two phases, the bank said.
WASHINGTON — The House voted last week to suspend a new tax penalty facing Americans who do not purchase health insurance required under the Affordable Care Act.
Ron MacCloskey performs as Groucho Marx in the opening show at the newly renovated Community Theatre on Friday night in downtown Pine Bluff. The show is the first in a series of performances that will take place in the restored theater. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
Carla Martin, dean of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Business and Management, speaks to a group of high school students from Lake Village during Lion Fever Day on Friday at UAPB. The annual event allows prospective students to see the UAPB campus and what it has to offer. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday night she will be filing a lawsuit against the Jefferson County Election Commission after the commission voted Friday to place former mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s name on the ballot as a mayoral candidate in the May 20 Democratic Party primary.