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Council approves transfer of city inspectors to PD

Oct 20, 2014 8:10pm

Despite pleas from Alderman Glen Brown, the majority of the Pine Bluff City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that transfers five city inspectors to the police department.

The measure...


Pumpkin Patch

Oct 20, 2014 8:10pm

Pine Bluff Police Officer Melissa Johnson hands pumpkins out of a trailer to other volunteers, who were stacking them on pallets Saturday in the yard by Good Faith Carr Methodist Church in...


Victim of house fire identified

Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

The identity of a man who died in a house fire on Oct. 10 has been confirmed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley said dental records confirmed that...


Cash-only bond set in alleged battery

Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident....


Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

In an article in Sunday’s edition of The Commercial outlining the unopposed races in the Nov. 4 general election, two political party affiliations were incorrect. Rick Billingsley is running as a...


Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office remembers Deputy Dedrick Mustiful

Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employees remember their late colleague Deputy Dedrick Mustiful as a loyal employee and joyful Christian man.

Mustiful died of natural causes on Sunday. He...

Nov. 20 hearing set in federal challenge to same-sex marriage ban

Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Monday scheduled a Nov. 20 hearing in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker scheduled the hearing in U.S...

City making progress on community center

Oct 20, 2014 7:10pm

The White Hall City Council discussed Monday the progress being made on the James “Jitters”Morgan Community Center.

“All the things are progressing well for the community center,” White...


Pine Bluff School Board to meet for first time since disputed contract

Oct 20, 2014 6:10pm

The Pine Bluff School Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday for the first time since a dispute arose centering on the contract of Pine Bluff High School Principal Michael Nellums.

The school...


Early voting begins

Oct 20, 2014 6:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — By 4 p.m. Monday, 21,094 Arkansans had cast ballots on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 general election, according to Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office.