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Purple martin sighted on Claud Road

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Ellis Panell of 2001 Claud Road reported seeing a purple martin at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The sighting of purple martins is traditionally identified as a sign that spring is here.

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Delta Kappa Gamma Society hosts Arts Center Director Shoults

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Executive Director Lenore Shoults was the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Shoults...

UAPB sets agricultural grant-writing workshops

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host two grant-writing workshops in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday,...

VA secretary says land transfer approved for North Little Rock Veterans Home

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

WASHINGTON — VA Secretary Robert McDonald informed Congress this week that his department plans to move forward with a land transfer needed for Arkansas to construct a Veterans home in North...

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City meeting about Simmons proposal postponed

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

Pine Bluff elected officials postponed a planning session meeting Wednesday because an alderman had an emergency involving dental care, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said.

Aldermen will...

Child center sets workshop March 30

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

The JCCSI ChildCare Aware, 1203 W. Pullen St., will host a make-and-take workshop Monday, March 30, from 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.

Participants may make folder games using skills such as...

Time to use animal cruelty laws

Mar 25, 2015 7:03pm

With the recent death of De’Trick Johnson, the people of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County are forced to recognize the flaws in our local culture of animal keeping. While county lawmakers have been...

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Construction project taking shape on South Olive Street

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

New construction is taking shape in a commercial area along Mallard Loop, next to a building leased by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Roger Dadlani is owner of the property and referred questions...

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Panel rejects bill to expand access to employees’ social media accounts

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would allow some employers to demand access to employees’ social media accounts, a bill that is opposed by Facebook.

House...

Franklin, Yell counties get federal grants for emergency equipment

Mar 25, 2015 6:03pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $100,000 in grants in Franklin and Yell counties for emergency response equipment.

Franklin County will receive $50,000...

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