The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.
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Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)
Reported crime in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County dropped 13.77 percent in 2015 compared to 2014, according to the year-end report from the sheriff’s office.
The Pine Bluff City Council is scheduled to consider a proposed ordinance Tuesday that seeks to prevent people from living at hotels.
Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.
Several Pine Bluff city government related meetings are scheduled.
A Pine Bluff man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 530 in August 2015 and struck another vehicle head-on, resulting in the deaths of three people and injuries to two others, was legally intoxicated, according to a state police investigation.
A fire injured a man at his house Thursday morning, leaving burns.