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Rutledge: 2013 law allows open carry, with limitations - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — A 2013 Arkansas law allows a person to openly carry a handgun as long as he or she does so without intent to use it unlawfully against another person and does not violate any other gun law, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in an ...
DHS extends Medicaid re-verification deadline from 10 days to 30 - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — The state Department of Human Services said Friday it is extending the deadline to respond to Medicaid re-determination notices from 10 to 30 days after receiving new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
I-530 exit ramp work to require traffic shift in WH - Pine Bluff Commercial
Repairs to an exit ramp on southbound Interstate 530 in White Hall will require a traffic shift, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. Crews will repair the asphalt at the end of the ramp at Exit 34 near the ...
Another segment of Arkansas 530 dedicated - Pine Bluff Commercial
Officials with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department joined elected officials from Star City and Lincoln County on Friday afternoon to officially dedicate another section of what will be a four-lane connector between Interstate 530 at ...
Airport commission gets nearly $200,000 from state grant - Pine Bluff Commercial
A check for nearly $200,000 that represented the state’s portion of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics was presented Thursday morning to members of the Pine Bluff Aviation Commission at Grider Field, Pine Bluff Regional Airport.
ASU board approves $12.6 million renovation project for new medical school - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a $12.6 million plan to renovate and modernize a facility on the university’s Jonesboro campus for use as a college of osteopathic medicine. The New York Institute of ...
Arkansas gets $15.6 million federal grant for new veterans home - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas will receive a $15.6 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help fund construction of a new veterans home in North Little Rock, U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R ...
Arkansas seniors maintain ACT composite score of 20.4 - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ 2015 senior class had an ACT composite score of 20.4, which was unchanged from the previous year, education officials said Wednesday. The composite score was below the national composite score, which also held steady at 21.
PBHS Class of 1960 meets - Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff High School Class of 1960 met recently at Wright’s Ranch House restaurant, 6224 Dollarway Road. The blessing was by Arlie Langrell. Those attending were Herman and Suzanne Ginger; Bill and Norma Ridgway Ray; Arlie and Barbara Rogers ...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield awards UAPB $250,000 grant - Pine Bluff Commercial
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health. “We are ...
Health insurance marketplace rates approved for 2016 - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — The state Insurance Department has approved rate changes for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016 that range from a 7.15 percent increase to an 8.2 percent decrease, state Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said Tuesday.
1830s Bateman house downtown being torn down - Pine Bluff Commercial
A two-story house built in 1837 that once served as an office, thrift store and offered apartments downtown is being torn down after being condemned by Pine Bluff city officials. “They’re making me tear it down,” owner Wanda Bateman said about the ...
Bielema: Town adds needed QB depth for 2016 - Pine Bluff Commercial
FAYETTEVILLE — Ricky Town spent eight months at USC and decided it wasn’t for him. He spent about a day at Arkansas and decided it was. The former USC quarterback will be in Fayettville on Monday. Town is enrolled in classes and will join the team then.
Locals graduate at ASU summer of 2015 - Pine Bluff Commercial
Dumas — Betty Frances Brewer, Specialist in Education, educational leadership; Paige M. Donaldson, Bachelor of Science, interdisciplinary studies; Jerrica T. Edwards, Bachelor of Science, exercise science, cum laude; McGehee — Justin P. Skender ...
1890 universities to observe Day of Prayer - Pine Bluff Commercial
The nation’s 19 predominately black, land-grant universities, known collectively as 1890s, have scheduled a Day of Prayer on Sunday, Aug. 30, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the signing of the bill that created them. The University of Arkansas at ...