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Baptist Health helicopter to assist with mock accident at Jacksonville High on April 24

Apr 17, 2014 2:08pm

Complete with realistic accident victims and help from the local law enforcement, Baptist Health MedFlight, the health care systems’ air ambulance, will be conducting its Prom Night educational...

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Jacksonville police beat

Feb 20, 2014 9:29am

Jacksonville

Arrests

Jan. 9

Lemond Eggerson, 37, of Sherwood was arrested on charges of possession...

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock makes a point during an interview Tuesday at The Commercial office. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Griffin says he ‘can’t support’ private option

Feb 19, 2014 12:51pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock said Tuesday that he can’t support the private option that the Arkansas General Assembly is debating in this year’s fiscal session because he has “concerns...

Man accused in child-porn case pleads not guilty

Feb 14, 2014 5:12pm

A Clinton man accused of 41 counts of child pornography pleaded not guilty in Van Buren County Circuit Court on Monday.

Nicholas Derose, 42, has been charged with distribution/possessing/...

Hawkins named membership director for Jacksonville Chamber

Feb 13, 2014 6:01am

Jody Hawkins has been named Membership Director of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Her primary responsibilities will include developing and implementing programs to benefit Chamber...

Hawkins named membership director for Jacksonville Chamber

Feb 13, 2014 6:01am

Jody Hawkins has been named Membership Director of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Her primary responsibilities will include developing and implementing programs to benefit Chamber...

New chairman wants Jacksonville chamber to be moving forward

Feb 13, 2014 6:00am

The 2014 Chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce says he wants to see the organization move forward in a positive direction this year.

“I am looking forward to serving this year as...

Jacksonville police beat

Feb 13, 2014 6:00am

Jacksonville

Arrests

Jan. 5

Mercedes Rhone, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested on a charge of third-...

Supporters of Roby, the Jacksonville Police Department’s K-9 Unit, say it is time for him to retire. His supporters are holding a fundraiser on Sunday.

Fundraiser being held in Jacksonville for ‘Roby’

Updated: Apr 02, 2014 8:47pm

One of the advantages of having a career in law enforcement is the retirement benefits.

But one faithful Jacksonville law enforcement professional isn’t really interested in money. He would...

Senate agrees to end military pension cuts

Feb 12, 2014 6:47pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to legislation to fully restore pension benefits to veterans that were cut as part of a recently adopted budget resolution.

Working-age...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

House, Senate at odds over restoring military pensions

Feb 11, 2014 5:50pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday agreed to rescind a $6 billion cut to military pensions but the bill conflicts with a similar measure now under debate in the Senate.

The House voted, 326-...