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Gas prices down in time for Thanksgiving travel

Nov 26, 2014 2:11pm

FORT SMITH — More supply, less demand and the cheaper “winter blend” has allowed gas prices to continue to drop to more than 40 cents below what they were a year ago, putting them at the lowest...

The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund campaign begins its 27th year

Nov 26, 2014 2:11pm

The Pine Bluff Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund campaign begins its 27th year Thursday.

Pine Bluff School District spokeswoman Kenetta Ridgell said that the money donated by Commercial...

Several organizations serving Thanksgiving meals Thursday

Nov 26, 2014 2:11pm

The following is a list of organizations that have sent announcements to The Commercial about free Thanksgiving meals they are offering Thursday.

— New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600...

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Nov 26, 2014 2:11pm

Editor’s Note: This list comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.


In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a...


Feeding the Soul

Nov 26, 2014 2:11pm

Meegan Huston plates up meals to give out for free to the public Wednesday at Mother Hellum’s Hospitality House.

The Thanksgiving event is a project of Truth and Love Worship Center COGIC,...


Mays stalls budget process over 71602 ZIP code concerns

Nov 26, 2014 1:11pm

Alderman Steven Mays says he wants to prevent the Pine Bluff City Council Public Works Committee from meeting until he hears from representatives from many agencies so they can discuss the shared...


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to celebrate 108th Founders’ Day

Nov 26, 2014 12:11pm

The Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will celebrate the 108th Founders’ Day at 7:06 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at Barraque Baptist Church, 1800 W. Pullen St.

The speaker...

Philanthropic foundations select consulting firm to develop report on schools

Nov 26, 2014 6:11am

The Walton Family Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation have selected a consulting firm to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at providing a better education to students at Arkansas...

Digest for 11-26-14

Nov 25, 2014 11:11pm


Blossoms roll to home win

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team allowed less than 40 points in a game for the second time since 2005 in a 76-37 victory...

Razorbacks withstand late Ponies’ surge

Nov 25, 2014 11:11pm

DALLAS — Junior Michael Qualls put away a final free throw to solidify No. 25-ranked Arkansas’ 77-70 defeat over Southern Methodist and the Razorbacks’ true first non-conference road win since...