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Politicians should serve people, not themselves

Oct 24, 2014 10:10pm

Editor, The Commercial:

There was a certain man in this city boasting like a politician that his dog could run at breakneck speed. He sounded like a good candidate.

He was very...

Election season becomes one ad after another

Oct 24, 2014 10:10pm

Editor, The Commercial:

The Pine Bluff Commercial recently announced the deadline for accepting election-related letters. We have heard the half truths, the outright lies and the empty...

Gibson says he’s going to ‘shine a light’ on Siemens issues

Oct 24, 2014 9:10pm

On Oct. 11, 2013, the city of Monticello entered into a $10 million contract with Siemens Industry Inc. to upgrade the city’s water system with new water meters and replace aging water lines. A...


Lagos Jewelry

Oct 24, 2014 9:10pm

An event was held Wednesday at the Pine Bluff Country Club hosted by Sissy’s Log Cabin and featuring Stephen Lagos, who was there signing autographs for his jewelry line. (Pine Bluff Commercial/...

Jeffeson County Road Department and Recycling Report

Oct 24, 2014 9:10pm

The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department were as follows:

Oct. 10

— Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Crofford Road, Pony Trail and Pleasant Drive.


Q&A: Democrat, Libertarian challenge land commissioner

Oct 24, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A landscape architect and an auto refinish technician who performs shows as Elvis Presley are challenging Arkansas’ incumbent land commissioner.

Republican John Thurston, 41,...

Town Hall will feature program updates

Oct 24, 2014 9:10pm

Pine Bluff residents will be briefed by city officials on a variety of municipal programs as part of a town hall meeting that will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Pine Bluff Convention...

UAPB, UAM release crime reports with new categories for sexual assaults

Oct 24, 2014 8:10pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Monticello released crime statistics reports this year that include the categories of stalking, dating violence and...

First week of early voting wrapping up

Oct 24, 2014 8:10pm

Early voting wraps up its first week Saturday. Through late Friday afternoon, 2,655 people had cast ballots early, according to Senior Deputy County Clerk Katherine Wooldridge.

The county...

Proposed closure of school hinges on many factors

Oct 24, 2014 8:10pm

Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Linda Watson said there is a possibility that the district might need to close at least one school to remain fiscally solvent.

Watson provided a...