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Hutchinson says he wants to continue private option through 2016, find alternatives - Pine Bluff Commercial
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he will ask the Legislature to continue the so-called private option for two more years and create a task force to explore alternative solutions the state could implement after that. In a much-awaited ...
Wildfires burn 1,322 acres over MLK weekend - Pine Bluff Commercial
Two homes were lost in Grant County during weekend wildfires that burned 1,322 acres in the state, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Arkansas experienced higher than normal wildfire activity Saturday through Monday, Jan. 17-19, because of dry ...
Children’s Advocacy Center receives $5,000 donation - Pine Bluff Commercial
Brookshire Grocery Co. presented a $5,000 donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pine Bluff on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The presentation was made at the store at 2800 S. Hazel St. The donation brought the total contribution to the center to $7,000 for ...
Students help Dollarway High win $500 grant from Taco Bell - Pine Bluff Commercial
Dollarway High School recently won $500 from Taco Bell’s national Unlock the Box Challenge, which encourages students to graduate. Career coach Candice Jones said in a news release that the purpose of the program was to challenge students to stay focused ...
2015 AgDiscovery set for June 13-26 at UAPB - Pine Bluff Commercial
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Unless they grew up on a farm, many teenagers never consider a career in agriculture. But some U.S. Department of Agriculture employees hope that will change. With many plant scientists, veterinarians and wildlife biologists employed ...
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrates 102 years - Pine Bluff Commercial
Deborah Bland told the 125 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sisters present Saturday at a re-dedication ceremony and luncheon at the Pine Bluff Country Club that the social climate was dark and turbulent when the organization was founded Jan. 13, 1913.
Marketplace insurance consumers to receive new 2014 tax forms - Pine Bluff Commercial
New tax forms will be available for Arkansans with Health Insurance Marketplace insurance policies. The forms will be available for filing 2014 income taxes, according to a recent news release from the Arkansas Insurance Department. The federal Health ...
Lawmakers filling hopper for 114th Congress - Pine Bluff Commercial
WASHINGTON — Congress got off to a fast start last week with more than 400 pieces of legislation already filed for the House and Senate to consider. The pile — begun this week — will likely grow as members dust off old proposals and find new issues ...
$100,000 UAM scholarship fund to honor Ryburns - Pine Bluff Commercial
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund has received $100,000 in donations to create an endowed scholarship honoring Bennie F. Ryburn Jr. and his wife, Marion Burge Ryburn. The Ryburns both attended UAM, as did their children. Bennie ...
UA football assistants reap benefits of successful 2014 - Pine Bluff Commercial
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ success during the 2014 season has been lucrative for at least six members of Bret Bielema’s football staff. Defensive coordinator Robb Smith, strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert and four other on-the-field assistants ...
Goforth reaches 1,000 points, but Blossoms lose - Pine Bluff Commercial
DURANT, Okla. – Just midway through her junior season, Jordan Goforth is now a 1,000-point scorer for her college basketball career. Goforth scored a game-high 16 points Thursday to exactly reach 1,000, but Southeastern Oklahoma State held off the Texan ...
Food drive helps more than 16,000 families - Pine Bluff Commercial
More than 16,000 families throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas received a week’s worth of food through Brookshire’s 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. From Nov. 19-Dec. 20, participating stores collected donations of non-perishable food ...
Fire Department calls for service up in 2014 compared to 2013 - Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department responded to just over 300 more calls in 2014 than they did for the previous year, according to their 2014 Calls for Service Report, which was released this week. The report showed that there were 4,732 ...
Reported crime for 2014 down compared to 2013 numbers - Pine Bluff Commercial
The final numbers for 2014 showed reported crime in Pine Bluff was down more than 15-and-a-half percent compared to 2013 figures. According to the report from the Pine Bluff Police Department, there were 952 fewer crimes reported last year than were ...
Anderson lands extension through 2020 - Pine Bluff Commercial
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson has received a two-year contract extension. Arkansas announced the extension before the Razorbacks played their Southeastern Conference opener at Georgia on Tuesday night. The extension runs Anderson ...