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Pit bull owner arrested on manslaughter charge

Apr 23, 2015 6:04pm

The owner of a group of pit bull terriers that attacked and killed a man in March has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

John Chester Smith, 62, aka CJ, owner of CJ’s Garage at...


Beasley orally commits to La. Tech

Apr 23, 2015 8:04pm

A member of Pine Bluff’s outstanding 2016 senior class for football has announced his college destination on Twitter.

Safety David Beasley said Thursday afternoon he verbally committed to...

U.S. Steel’s Wheeling Machine Products may lay off 255 employees

Apr 23, 2015 6:04pm

U.S. Steel’s Wheeling Machine Products issued notices to 255 employees at its Pine Bluff facility on Friday, April 17, stating that they may be laid off from their jobs after June 17, U.S. Steel...

Music on Main 2015 begins in May in Pine Bluff

Apr 23, 2015 5:04pm

The Pine Bluff Downtown Special Events Organization will sponsor Music on Main, the outdoor concert series, Friday nights in May and June.

The concerts will occur in the first block of Main...

Downtown Monticello to host events

Apr 23, 2015 5:04pm

MONTICELLO — The Monticello Chamber of Commerce announces that several events will be held on Main Street in Monticello.

• Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, nationally known artist Kirby...

Saracen pavilion to host city chili contest

Apr 23, 2015 4:04pm

The Pine Bluff Chili Cook off will be held Saturday, April 25, at Lake Saracen Pavilion. Gates will open at 11 a.m.

Cook team registration forms are available at



Simmons First announces 110 percent increase in core earnings

Apr 23, 2015 4:04pm

Simmons First National Corp. reported Thursday record core earnings of $15.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $8.2 million or 110 percent, compared to the same quarter last...

PB student to appear in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at SAU

Apr 23, 2015 4:04pm

Ashley Alexander of Pine Bluff is part of the cast and crew to perform “Beauty and the Beast” at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia.

The show began Thursday and will be held through...

SAU inducts Dermott resident into honor society

Apr 23, 2015 4:04pm

Britny Standridge of Dermott was recently inducted to the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia.

A teacher education major,...


Hutchinson tells Common Core panel he wants ‘Arkansas solution’

Apr 23, 2015 3:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday told a task force reviewing the Common Core State Standards that he wants Arkansas to have a unique approach to academic standards that combines high...