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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LITTLE ROCK — A judge’s order granting a preliminary injunction against an Environmental Protection Agency rule on water quality is “an important victory for Arkansas,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board voted Thursday to ease up on a stringent policy that had been putting a growing number of parole violators back behind bars and swelling the prison population.
LITTLE ROCK — Several hundred people turned out in the August heat at noon Thursday to hear Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speak on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol building.
Simmons First National Corp.’s board of directors declared a regular $0.23 per-share quarterly cash dividend payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 15.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a $12.6 million plan to renovate and modernize a facility on the university’s Jonesboro campus for use as a college of osteopathic medicine.
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)
September is the time to prepare for sheep or goat breeding season, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Several steps can help ensure the most successful breeding season.
A 5-year-old boy was found dead in a McGehee residence early Thursday and his mother has been arrested and faces first-degree murder charges in the death.
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