Brenda Melton, an assistant superintendent in the Watson Chapel School District, says The Commercial’s annual Christmas Card Fund helps improve the lives of needy children in the district.
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It’s not as fast as a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Apollo Cluster is most certainly a supercomputer.
A 2014 county budget of a little more than $12.7 million is expected to be approved when the Jefferson County Quorum Court meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Zena is the Pine Bluff Animal Control pet of the week.
The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department are as follows:
In a sure testament to the ability of one man to touch numerous lives for the good through that preciously rare combination of a keen mind for business and a warm heart for his fellow man, the grand ballroom of the Pine Bluff Country Club was filled to capacity Thursday night with the family, friends, and colleagues of retiring Simmons First National Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Thomas May.
The anticipated wintry blast arrived on schedule Friday morning but with less fury than initially feared.
As residents of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County prepare to decorate their Christmas trees, the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department has issued some advice for doing so safely.
Members of the Smart family gather at the front of the new location of the car dealership in White Hall for a grand opening and ribbon cutting and — together with the Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce — a Business After Hours event on Thursday. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
For 26 years, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund has been a source of help for students and families in need in Jefferson County’s four school districts, and school officials say the money can make a big difference.