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Robert Baker

Feb 26, 2015 8:02pm

Reverend Robert Earl Baker 59, of Pine Bluff, passed away February 20, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born December 22, 1955 in Pine Bluff to the late Aaron Baker Sr. and Edna...

Court: Western Arkansas school districts can challenge DHS rule

Feb 26, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A lawsuit by the Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren school districts challenging a state Department of Human Services rule can proceed, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Panel OKs bill to allow waivers from school consolidation

Feb 26, 2015 9:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill that would allow some Arkansas school districts with dwindling student populations to avoid mandatory consolidation with other districts cleared a House committee Thursday....

Sheriff’s deputies looking for man posing as officer

Feb 26, 2015 8:02pm

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office authorities are searing for a man posing as a member of law enforcement along U.S. 63 between Altheimer and Wabbaseka.

JCSO spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods...

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Bills to ban voyeurism via drone, OK eVersity sent to governor

Feb 26, 2015 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers gave final passage Thursday to bills to criminalize the use of drones for voyeurism and help clear the way for the University of Arkansas System to establish its...

UA notebook: Bielema addresses Beanum’s punishments

Feb 26, 2015 8:02pm

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema met with the media for the first time since national signing day on Thursday. He gave updates on the progress of new players, injuries,...

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Quorum Court approves 2015 budgets

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

With little fanfare and even less discussion, the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Thursday passed a 2015 budget for County General and the County Road Fund.

The 2015 budget that was...

Sleepwalker’s restless habit has turned into a nightmare for one

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Dear Abby,

I am engaged to “Tony,” whom I have known since first grade. We live with his mother under the same roof, but in separate rooms. Tony is perfect in every way except one: He’s a...

Energy Crisis Assistance to begin at PBJCEOC

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will begin accepting applications on Monday for the Crisis portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

To qualify...

Reason prevails in Senate committee, not Gov.’s office

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

While the current manifestation of the Arkansas legislature has been more miss than hit, reason prevailed this past Wednesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee declined to refer House Bill 1228,...

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