LITTLE ROCK — A pioneering female surgeon and a successful publisher are among the Arkansas natives who have contributed to black history and “helped shape the world,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday during a Black History Month ceremony at the state Capitol.
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Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said the city is benefiting from a decrease in crime and the progress of capital projects Monday in a state of the city talk.
Old Glory got a workout on Monday. This 30-foot by 60-foot flag atop a 130-foot pole, at the Smart auto dealerships in White Hall, had no troubling unfurling and staying that way as wind gusts as high as 38 mph blew through the area. The breezy day came on the heels of a cold front and was strengthened by the confluence of another front in the Ohio Valley, according to Jeff Hood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Hood said conditions would be similar on Tuesday although not quite as windy, and the cooler temperatures would remain with the chilliest morning occurring on Wednesday when the lows would be in the upper 20s. Asked if there was any snow in the forecast, Hood said there were a few flurries Monday in Northwest Arkansas but nothing in the immediate future for the Pine Bluff area. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Byron Tate)
A guard at the Maximum Security Unit at Tucker Prison was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to take drugs into the facility.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday named his policy director, Kelly Eichler, and former gas company executive Sheffield Nelson to the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees, effective March 1.
LITTLE ROCK — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign opened an office in downtown Little Rock on Monday, a week before early voting begins for Arkansas’ March 1 primary election.
Author and actor Hill Harper told UAPB students Monday that the future belongs to those who can successfully blend passion, reasoning and courage.
LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Monday the state Department of Education is withdrawing a proposal to reduce bonuses for teachers who obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
With no dissent, the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Monday approved a $47,000 appropriation ordinance to pay part of the costs of the March 1 political party primaries and judicial general election.
Taylor Nelson was the first place winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest 2016 at Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy. Taylor is in the fourth grade student at Lighthouse.