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UAPB to host U.S. Ambassador Perkins August 6

UAPB to host U.S. Ambassador Perkins August 6

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - United States Ambassador Dr. Edward J. Perkins will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Thursday, August 6. Ambassador Perkins will speak during an assembly at 6:15 p.m. in the J.M Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Perkins served as the Clinton Administration’s representative to the Commonwealth of Australia from November 24, 1993 until August 1996. Previous appointments include Ambassador to the United Nations in 1992, Ambassador to Liberia in 1985, and Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa where he served from 1986-89.

Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – According the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Special Response Team (SRT) responded after inmates at the Jefferson County Jail rioted causing several thousand dollars in damage on Wednesday night.

According to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr., over 80 detainees rioted after jail security staff tightened security and restricted privileges for the inmates.

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

Holmes to return home for Little Rock Fashion Week

By: Marleachia McJunkins

Little Rock, Ark. – Since 2009 Brandon D. Campbell has been producing Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW), and this year will be unlike any other experience.

July 13-July 18 will be a week filled with memorable fashion moments. On July 18, LRFW will hold its BIG Night exclusive fashion event on the fourth block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock. It will mark the return of Little Rock’s very own TV news personality Keristen Holmes as the show host.

“I couldn’t be more excited to go back home to host LRFW Big Night”, says Holmes. Holmes, a local southern news anchor, is how one would describe her, “I’m just a girl from Pike who made it.”

Holmes is a North Little Rock native. Holmes states, “As a high school student, I was involved in every activity from cheerleading to competitive speech.” At North Little Rock High she was her own renaissance woman in the making.

UAPB is now accepting nursing program applicants

UAPB is now accepting nursing program applicants

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (July 9, 2015) – Enrollment is now open for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year of Pre-Licensure (Generic) Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Prospective students who have completed the required prerequisite general education courses are now able to submit applications.

Students who are admitted to the pre-licensure program and successfully complete all required coursework and program requirements will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Students who pass the NCLEX-RN will be licensed to practice as a registered nurse.

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Mid-South Fitness & Personal Trainers Association is sponsoring a High School Weightlifting Exhibition on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

This event is geared toward high school male and female athletes, and it will teach how to build muscle, increase strength, lose body fat, maximize performance and minimize overtraining. A panel of five fitness trainers will also discuss health and nutrition. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.

A Community Sports Award will also be presented to Pine Bluff High School for winning the 6A Arkansas State Championship in both basketball and football. This event is free for student athletes, however, pre-registration is required. Call (870) 592-5440 or (501) 568-5441 to register or for more information.