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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority awards 12 scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Graduate Chapter, recently awarded $9,500 in scholarships to 12 local high school graduates. Graduates received scholarships ranging from $550 to $1,000 and will be attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for the 2016-2017 school year.

AutoZone supports TOPPS

AutoZone corporate officers, regional directors and a store manager presents a $1,000 check to TOPPS (Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service) Inc. The check was given to support the work TOPPS does in the Pine Bluff community. TyJuan Jones, store manager for the Blake Street AutoZone, nominated TOPPS. Annette Dove, TOPPS’ executive director, and a few of her students accepted the check. Special to The Commercial

Good credit practices may prevent future debt problems

Young adults’ ability to manage their personal debt might be traceable to the guidance they received — or didn’t receive — from their parents. Parents who teach their children the basics of personal credit can influence their financial behavior when they go into the world on their own.

ICE wins gold at step competition

Male students from Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and Dollarway high schools joined together to create (ICE) Individuals Concerning Education and recently won first place in The Borders step show at El Dorado. They competed against four collegiate teams.