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2015 budget balancing act a tough one

Nov 22, 2014 4:11pm

Expenses continue to grow as 2015 city budget negotiations continue, meaning the Pine Bluff City Council may have to make some last-minute cuts or reduce its annual contribution to the reserve...


Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program teaches students to use caring hearts, heads and hands

Nov 22, 2014 12:11pm

One man’s search to find trained individuals to provide home care for his brother with Alzheimer’s has evolved into a program whose mission is to produce citizens with caring hearts, heads and...

Officials cite several reasons for crime stat rank improvement

Nov 22, 2014 5:11pm

While we still have a long way to go, the latest FBI crime statistics make it unlikely that Pine Bluff will top some nationally ranked Most Dangerous Places to Live list, as it has in the past....

UA-Monticello to light Christmas tree Dec. 5

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will be lighting the university Christmas tree at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 in the John F. Gibson University Center.

The Christmas celebration will include a...

Senior schedule

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

Activities planned Monday through Friday at the Strachota Senior Center, formerly the Bradshaw Senior Citizens Center, 801 E. Eighth Ave.


Coffee, low-impact exercise, video...

UAPB biology professor to speak at NARFE meeting

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

The National Active Retired and Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave....

Coleman releases list of honor roll students

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

Coleman Intermediate School recently announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks. Honor roll students include:

4th Grade

A’s &B’s: Morgan Burnett, Callie Camp, Carl Farris...


Members of Grace Willing Workers EHC travel to Scott

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

Members and guests of Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers recently traveled to Scott and Keo.

Cothams was the destination for lunch. Cothams is known for their “hubcap burgers.”...


BGC makes donation to Boys & Girls Club

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

Special to The Commercial

Brookshire Grocery Co. recently donated $8,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County. The donation represents funds raised through the 26th annual BGC...


UAPB art professor’s work on display in Dallas exhibit

Nov 22, 2014 11:11am

Special to The Commercial

DALLAS — Husny Dahlan, associate professor of art at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is currently showing his ceramics at the third annual International...