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Healthbytes - Heart-healthy diet tips for the new year

It’s only been a few weeks since the start of 2015, and if you’re like millions of Americans, you may have recently resolved to try and make changes to your diet in an attempt to be healthier in this new year. Many people probably wonder what exactly is recommended in a “heart-healthy” diet. The American Heart Association gives some basic guidelines to help one make healthy dietary choices.

Unsafe Cargo? Log truck routes through city examined

A recent accident near South Blake Street and Miramar Drive in which a log truck lost its load on top of a passenger car, sending the car driver to the hospital, resulted in a number of people contacting The Commercial and complaining about where the truck was, but according to the city code of ordinances, the truck had every right to be there.

For good luck

Benny Billings Sr. shops at Save-A-Lot grocery store, 600 S. Ash St., Wednesday afternoon like many residents who select black-eyed peas and greens for New Year’s Day. Traditionally, people cook these dishes to bring good luck into the next year. Primarily thought of Southern fare, the foods are among several traditions people use on the first day of the year for good fortune. Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson

Attorney general issues tips on consumer safety

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help you resolve to be a savvy consumer in 2015. He released this consumer alert today with a list of New Year’s resolutions that serve as valuable reminders to help consumers protect themselves against scams and fraud.