After starting her career as a 9-month-old in an advertisement for baby products and going on to appear in the long-running “The Cosby Show” on television, Keishia Knight Pulliam said Thursday her decision to go to college “was the first time she ever said no” to her father.
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Historian Paul Perdue shows a reproduction of an artist’s perspective sketch of Pine Bluff drafted in 1887 while speaking Thursday morning at the annual Member Appreciation Breakfast of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce at Harbor Oaks. Perdue was the featured speaker of the event. He showed the audience his online Pine Bluff Desktop Museum and explained many of the entries of the museum. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)
1. Cowabunga! The Ninja Turtles will take over the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Sunday for a live-action show that will focus on an anti-bullying message. The Guardian Anti-Bullying campaign has been on the road since December 2014 and does two to four shows a week, Mark Anthony Baca, the owner of the company, said Thursday. Baca said the show features some of the top martial artists in the country performing a variety of skits and interacting with members of the audience. “The program is useful for adults as well as kids,” he said. The show is due to begin at 3:30 p.m. with a special VIP event beginning at 2 p.m. The doors for general admission will open at 2:45 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. General admission tickets are priced at $15 plus a $1.75 handling fee. Tickets for the VIP event will be $35 with a handling fee of $2.75. Details: http://ninjaturtleslive.ticketleap.com
A check for nearly $200,000 that represented the state’s portion of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics was presented Thursday morning to members of the Pine Bluff Aviation Commission at Grider Field, Pine Bluff Regional Airport.
The Ninja Turtles will take over the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Sunday for a live-action show that will focus on an anti-bullying message.
A member of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday expressed concern that election officials selected for the Sept. 15 school board elections did not represent the diversity of the county.
A small plane that was applying fertilizer to a field in eastern Jefferson County crashed Wednesday afternoon in a rice field, causing minor injuries to the pilot.
District 4 Congressman Bruce Westerman said Tuesday he opposes the deal the United States made with Iran to shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
Garland Trice of Pine Bluff was found guilty Tuesday of violating a city ordinance for failing to demolish a downtown Pine Bluff building he owns that partially collapsed in 2014, and Trice said Wednesday he will appeal the decision.