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)
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Retiring Simmons First National Bank Corp. CEO and President Tommy May was honored with a reception, dinner and program Thursday at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Full coverage of the event will be in Saturday’s edition of The Commercial because of early deadlines because of the weather.
Parts from the grill of a Lincoln Mercury sit across the street from the vehicle after a collision with a utility truck Thursday afternoon on Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)
Icy weather remains on track for an early Friday morning arrival in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The forecast has prompted a broad mobilization of local, county and state agencies who are ready to take on the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the sentence of a Drew County man who is serving two life sentences for first-degree murder.
Pine Bluff’s Layman Harris served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55, toiling on a salvage craft off the coast of South Korea during the Korean War for a short period before returning for the conflict’s truce signing.
The Arkansas Department of Education Charter Authorization Panel voted 3-2 Thursday at the ADE Building in Little Rock to deny a resubmission of an application to open the proposed Tri-County Charter School in Redfield.
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.
Nelson Mandela, the former political prisoner who became the first president of a post-apartheid South Africa and whose heroic life and towering moral stature made him one of history’s most influential statesmen, died Thursday, the government announced. He was 95.
LITTLE ROCK — With wintry weather threatening to strike the area Thursday and Friday, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is prepared to provide drivers in the state with up-to-the-minute travel information.