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Newport steel plant to add 100 jobs

Jun 01, 2015 6:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — Southwest Steel Processing said Monday it will spend $18 million to expand its facility in Newport and add 100 jobs over the next two years.

The manufacturer of railcar and...

Jefferson County Republican Committee calls on Milligan to resign

Jun 01, 2015 6:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Jefferson County Republican Committee is calling on Republican state Treasurer Dennis Milligan to resign.

In a news release, the committee said it sent a letter to...

Flood waters continue to rise in Jefferson County

Jun 01, 2015 6:06pm

The Arkansas River is continuing to rise and with it, flooding in a number of low-lying areas in Jefferson County.

Karen Blevins, coordinator for the Jefferson County Office of Emergency...

Sobriety checkpoint stop results in felony gun arrest

Jun 01, 2015 5:06pm

A Pine Bluff man who had previously been convicted of a felony was arrested Friday night at a sobriety checkpoint after an Arkansas State Trooper found guns in the vehicle.

Randall S. Lynch...

Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes proposed residency restrictions

Jun 01, 2015 7:06pm

Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce members oppose the Pine Bluff City Council’s proposed ordinance that would require all Pine Bluff department heads and uniformed public safety employees to...

UAPB Aquaculture and Fisheries Director Engle to retire

Jun 01, 2015 7:06pm

Carole Engle, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture and Fisheries Center director and department chairwoman, will be retiring effective June 30.

UAPB Chancellor Laurence B....

Sentencing set for self-styled ambassador

Jun 01, 2015 4:06pm

Federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson on Friday reversed his previous decision and set an Aug. 27 sentencing date for The Nimrod Sterling, who was convicted in Federal District Court on charges of...

SEARK announces Dean’s List honorees

Jun 01, 2015 4:06pm

Deans’ Scholars were recently recognized at Southeast Arkansas College for the 2015 spring semester. Honorees completed at least 12 semester hours (applicable to a degree) and earned a grade point...

Saracen Landing Farmers Market sets celebration

Jun 01, 2015 4:06pm

Saracen Landing Farmers Market invites the public to its annual opening celebration from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Saracen Landing.

The farmers market will showcase local...

Jefferson County land auction nets nearly $250,000

Jun 01, 2015 4:06pm

The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Jefferson County collected $243,443.29 for the county and state government.

The state Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of...

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