A 13-year-old teen was hit by a car Friday evening on University Drive and sustained what police are calling “moderate but non-life-threatening” injuries.
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LITTLE ROCK — As it has done before, Arkansas is relying on Texas to house an overflow of state prisoners — but officials say they expect other, more innovative approaches to prison overcrowding to have a more long-term impact than shuttling inmates across state lines.
Although Cooperative Extension Service researchers said Arkansas experienced higher-than-average rates of the fungus known as Winter Kill in catfish in recreational and farm ponds throughout Arkansas this winter, the fungus is not expected to affect commercial production of the fish.
A member of the Dollarway School District Board of Directors said Friday there is a chance the state will take over the district again.
A proposed ordinance dealing with overflows of trash containers and Dumpsters will be up for its third and final reading when the Pine Bluff City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers.
The Dallas County Courthouse at Fordyce will host two upcoming meetings.
FBLA sponsor William Douthard, left, congratulates Cameron Withers, a student at Pine Bluff High School, who placed second in impromptu speaking at the state FBLA Convention in Little Rock. Cameron will compete at the FBLA National Convention in June in Chicago. (Special to The Commercial)
A deal with Luther King Capital Management of Fort Worth, Texas, will allow Southwind Milling to increase the scope, capital investment and projected jobs at the $32 million rice mill complex Southwind is building in the port area of Pine Bluff.
A recognition/memorial for 2014 homicide victims will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the rotunda of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Three students from White Hall High School won top awards at the 2015 state FBLA Leadership Conference from April 13-14 and two will continue to the national contest.