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Lawmakers scramble to produce new religious freedom legislation

Apr 01, 2015 9:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas state senators worked into the night Wednesday to craft and approve alternatives to a controversial bill on legal protection for religious beliefs.

The action came at...


Lawmakers OK 10 Commandments monument, execution protocols

Apr 01, 2015 9:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Wednesday gave final passage to a bill to require the placement of a 10 Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds.

The Senate approved a bill...


UAPB softball opens home slate with doubleheader sweep

Apr 02, 2015 12:04am

Tiffany Ansley felt as though Arkansas-Pine Bluff was so ready to play its first games at home that any team would have been in trouble.

First-year program Jarvis (Texas) Christian College...


Four-horse race to replace Anderson

Apr 02, 2015 12:04am

It’s been a few seasons since there was even a slight quarterback battle at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. That’s what happens when a talent like Ben Anderson is on campus.

But now that the four-year...


Self-styled ambassador makes court appearance

Apr 01, 2015 8:04pm

A Pine Bluff man who calls himself an “ambassador for the Republic of Conch” made his first appearance Tuesday in Pine Bluff District Court.

The Nimrod Sterling, aka Nimrod Sanders, 41, is...

Pine Bluff chapter of SCORE closes, but service remains available in Little Rock

Apr 01, 2015 8:04pm

The Pine Bluff SCORE location closed its doors in March, but those looking for business advice may still call the Little Rock office.

Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County...

Former Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt dies at 92

Apr 01, 2015 7:04pm

WASHINGTON — John Paul Hammerschmidt, one of Arkansas’ longest-serving and most respected congressmen, died Wednesday at age 92.

Hammerschmidt served 26 years in Congress representing...

Election commission to close out bank accounts flagged by auditors

Apr 01, 2015 7:04pm

In order to satisfy a report from the state Division of Legislative Audit, the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday voted to close two bank accounts that they have...

Family Fun Day scheduled for May 2

Apr 01, 2015 5:04pm

Organizers of Family Fun Day reminded people Wednesday to mark their calendars for Saturday, May 2, to take part in outdoor games at Regional Park in the amphitheatre area.

Family Fun Day...


Making Connections

Apr 01, 2015 4:04pm

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff junior Xavier Walls of Little Rock, right, speaks with Cintas account executive Dameian White at a UAPB career fair Wednesday. A computer science major, Walls...