Taylor Nelson was the first place winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest 2016 at Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy. Taylor is in the fourth grade student at Lighthouse.
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Watson Chapel Junior High School recently announced names of students on the honor roll.
Madan Dey, a professor of aquaculture/seafood economics and marketing, has developed several market-based models to aid aquaculture and fisheries policy makers on a local and global scale.
Pine Bluff native D’Ciel Brewer, center, networks with comedians at The Comedy Get Down at San Diego, California, Jan. 30. An aspiring comedian, Brewer, met entertainers, from left, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Charlie Murphy and Eddie Griffin. Brewer, who goes by the stage name, “Just B,” has performed at the American Comedy Co., the Mad House Comedy Club and the Comedy Palace. A 2008 Dollarway High School graduate, she is also a 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the youngest daughter of Annette Brewer, office manager of Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility. (Special to The Commercial)
A Pine Bluff resident will be among seven students competing for Miss HSU 2016 at Henderson State University at Arkadelphia.
Arkansans statewide are encouraged to spruce up their communities by volunteering in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. The spring cleanup campaign, coordinated and promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, will be held Tuesday, March 1, through Tuesday, May 31.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr reminded Arkansans to protect themselves from phone scammers now that the open enrollment period for health insurance has ended.
The city of Kingsland was among communities receiving General Improvement Fund Grants at an awards ceremony Jan. 27 at the Calhoun County Courthouse at Hampton.
The Pine Bluff NAACP Branch will meet Thursday, Feb. 11, at Kings Highway Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St.
Coleman Intermediate School in the Watson Chapel School District recently announced its second nine weeks honor roll students: