The Dollarway School Board of Directors voted Thursday night to make interim Superintendent Patsy Hughey the permanent superintendent.
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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up a three-day special session Thursday, sending bills containing all of the items on Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda to his desk — despite last-minute efforts to block a measure to change the date of the state’s primary elections.
Three Pine Bluff men who have prior felony convictions responded to the latest call-in session of the Violent Crimes Task Force on Thursday and were offered help, but also warned that if they broke the law again, there would be severe consequences.
Overlapping storm events and near-historic river levels in western Arkansas may mean total crop losses for producers in Sebastian and surrounding counties, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said recently.
LITTLE ROCK — A former member of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s staff who was fired last month has filed a lawsuit accusing Milligan’s chief of staff of defamation.
The Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff has closed to navigation traffic because of high water flows on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not hear new oral arguments in the state’s appeal of a circuit judge’s ruling that Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
While that first cutting of fescue hay awaits rescue in rain-sodden meadows, Arkansas’ cool, rainy spring has one bright side: clover.
Jefferson County Judge Dutch King said on Thursday that he and Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth are able to work together, with each helping the other when asked.
Water floods Regional Park on Thursday afternoon as a thunderstorm drops rain on an already saturated landscape. Hydrologists are expecting the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff to rise until Friday night or early Saturday morning. Regional Park is closed because of the flooding. If the river crests as high as hydrologists are expecting, it would be the fifth-highest flood level in Pine Bluff’s recorded history. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)