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Quorum Court approves immediate county government hiring freeze

May 22, 2015 7:05pm

With one vote to spare on Friday, the Jefferson County Quorum Court adopted an emergency ordinance imposing a hiring freeze on most county offices and departments, effective immediately.

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6A baseball final: Is Saturday the day for Sheridan?

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

It’s plain and simple now. Win and become state champs. Lose and think what might have been.

Ironically enough for Sheridan, it must get through a team its already lost to twice in the...

Boozman to visit UAPB on May 26

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-AR, will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Tuesday, May 26.

The senator will tour the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence and meet with...

Lott-Berry receives degree

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

Rachel Lott-Berry from Pine Bluff received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She graduated magna cum laude May 9.

She is a 2010 honor...

Alleged shoplifting results in drug, gun arrest

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

What started as an attempt to locate an alleged shoplifter from the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a man currently on parole on drug and weapons charges.

Michael...

Another problem for ranchers with wet pastures - liver flukes

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

With pastures so wet and grass a little short early in the growing season, producers should be watching for signs of liver fluke infections, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program...

Correction

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

An article published Friday in The Commercial about the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School being the recipient of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant...

Second man arrested in fight at apartments in April

May 22, 2015 6:05pm

Pine Bluff police have arrested a second man in connection with an incident where a man was thrown off the balcony April 16 at an apartment complex on West Barraque Street.

Johnny Franklin...

McGehee School Board to meet

May 22, 2015 5:05pm

The McGehee School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the high school library.

The agenda includes recognition of Students of the Month, the financial statement, professional...

Man arrested after allegedly hitting pregnant woman

May 22, 2015 5:05pm

A reported disturbance Wednesday night at the Tyson plant at 5505 Jefferson Parkway resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly hit a pregnant female.

Darrius Clay, 20, was arrested after...

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