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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The Pine Bluff School Board voted unanimously to pay over $270,000 to upgrade the school’s internet services at a special called meeting Tuesday.
The American Cancer Society will host its annual Relay For Life at a new location beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — A state law requiring judges to forfeit their retirement benefits if they continue to serve after the term in which they turn 70 is unconstitutional, an attorney for a group of Arkansas lawyers argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the voluntary surrender of a Fort Smith lawyer’s Arkansas law license in lieu of disciplinary proceedings.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a $5.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year, completing the regular business of the fiscal session — but lawmakers will have more work to do later this month in a special session on highway funding and other issues.
The Rev. Patrick Lockett, pastor and apostle at New Community Baptist Church, has named the Rev. Tony Williams, the new youth pastor. He will work alongside his family, wife, Linda Williams, and children, Zhoriah Williams, Timothy Williams and Daijah Williams. (Special to The Commercial)
Teenagers from Watson Chapel High School joined Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth, police officers, firefighters, a city bus and representatives of Waste Management on Thursday to clean up the central part of the city.
In the Wednesday edition of The Commercial, the article “Arsenal’s Pine Haven Golf Course to close May 30” incorrectly spelled the name of the arsenal’s division chief of recreation services, Carla Easterling. Also, the article stated that the golf equipment would be sold in “still” bids. It should have read “sealed” bids. Finally, all of the quotes in the article should have been attributed to Easterling.