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Panel sets school election Tuesday

Sep 12, 2014 3:09pm

The Jefferson County Election Commission will hold the annual school election, Tuesday, Sept. 16. The polls

will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Results will be tallied at the Jefferson...

Library to provide space to fire and police departments during Joe Thomas renovation

Sep 12, 2014 3:09pm

The main branch of the public library will offer office and storage space to the fire and police departments, respectively, while their headquarters are renovated, the library board approved this...

Jefferson County Road Department and Recycling Report

Sep 12, 2014 2:09pm

The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department were as follows:

Sept. 2

- Patching Crew: Patched shoulders on Clint Henderson Road with hot mix asphalt.


Tougher code inspection penalties up for final vote before council

Sep 12, 2014 2:09pm

The Pine Bluff City Council will consider a proposed ordinance, up for the third and final reading Monday, that would strengthen the enforcement options available to the code enforcement...

Loans available for disadvantaged farmers

Sep 12, 2014 2:09pm

The Jefferson County Farm Service Agency Ag-Credit has announced the availability of loan funds for Socially Disadvantaged residents to purchase or operate family-sized farms.

This special...


Cornel West to speak at UAPB as Rockefeller lecturer

Sep 12, 2014 2:09pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will feature Cornel West, well-known author, professor and commentator, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures Series.

West will appear...


Simmons First Trust Co. announces agreement to acquire Talbot Capital Management

Sep 12, 2014 2:09pm

Simmons First Trust Co. announced Friday that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Talbot Capital Management Inc., headquartered in Pine Bluff, said Marty D. Casteel,...


Traffic stop by police leads to drug arrest

Sep 12, 2014 12:09pm

Pine Bluff Vice and Narcotics officers on routine patrol Wednesday arrested a man on drug-related charges after seeing suspected marijuana in the vehicle the man was in.

When they were...


Cash-only bond set in theft from storage building

Sep 12, 2014 12:09pm

A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly broke into a storage shed in early August.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling...

Felony charges filed

Sep 12, 2014 11:09am

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of...