Robey Junior High School teacher Deborah Freeman was fired Tuesday night in a unanimous decision of the Pine Bluff School Board.
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LITTLE ROCK — Unusually severe weather and limited manpower and equipment hampered efforts to clear backed-up traffic that left some interstate highway travelers stranded overnight earlier this month, state highway and police officials told a legislative panel Tuesday.
Pine Bluff City Council members mostly expressed support for the contents of Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s State of the City Address on Monday and stressed the need for civic unity to move Pine Bluff forward.
The Pine Bluff Police Bike Patrol ride past the Parkview Apartments on patrol in central Pine Bluff on Tuesday as the sun shines through a partly cloudy day with highs in 70s. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
Signs of spring pop up across Pine Bluff on Tuesday. (Photos Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
LITTLE ROCK — A jury found former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner guilty on all counts at the conclusion Tuesday of her five-day trial on federal extortion and bribery charges.
NEW YORK — Cherie Butler, a 21-year National Park Service veteran, has been selected as the next deputy superintendent for park operations at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, according to Superintendent John Piltzecker.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host a Family Bistro Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the UAM Fine Arts Center.
LITTLE ROCK — The House and Senate approved identical versions of the state budget bill Tuesday, clearing the way for both chambers to give each other’s bills final approval and wrap up the work of the fiscal session on Wednesday.
The Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District Board of Directors meeting, which was to be held March 13 at the Monticello Country Club, has been rescheduled for noon Thursday, March 20, at the SEAEDD office, 721 Walnut St. in Pine Bluff.