People from throughout the Pine Bluff community honored Simmons First National Bank Corp.’s retiring CEO and President Tommy May with recorded video tributes at a reception Tuesday.
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Jefferson County Judge Dutch King (left) serves water to Floretta Scott as King plays celebrity waiter during the Pine Bluff Board of Realtors annual Christmas Party, which raises funds for Voices for Children and The Call. The evening took place at the Pine Bluff Country Club and included dinner and entertainment from the Arkansas Department of Corrections Band. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
The Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department activity report showed a significant drop from 427 in October to 329 in November.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis was correct when she dismissed claims against a national trucking company and a driver that stemmed from a traffic accident in 2008.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has received a $1 million gift to help complete its new breast cancer and cancer procedures facility,UAMS officials said Wednesday.
Two early travel achievements — Jefferson County’s Dollarway Road and the original Highway 79 free bridge over the Arkansas River at Rob Roy, near Pine Bluff — are nearing 100th anniversaries.
LITTLE ROCK — A new federal report states that 1,400 Arkansans had enrolled in health insurance plans through the federal government’s health insurance marketplace website by Nov. 30.
WASHINGTON — Arkansas lawmakers were mostly noncommittal Wednesday about how they plan to vote on a deal that would avert a new congressional budget showdown in January.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel is scheduled to meet via conference call Thursday to consider issuing subpoenas to members of a state board that allowed some public schools to arm teachers and staff.
John James Jr. knows what it’s like to be poor, to be hungry, to have no male role models. He understands how young men in those circumstances can veer off course. He also knows that there is a better path than the crime and violence that sometimes follows.