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Alumni Report for 09-03-14

Sep 02, 2014 9:09pm

Each week, The Commercial will run the list of active-status athletes from the area with their recent statistics in professional or collegiate action. If there is an active player, whom you...


Turnovers doom Dragons at UAPB

Sep 02, 2014 9:09pm

Episcopal Collegiate forced four turnovers – including an interception returned for a touchdown – and DeWitt allowed almost 250 yards through the air as Episcopal took a 34-13 win in the first...

Dissecting Mistake

Sep 02, 2014 9:09pm

Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead’s 33-yard interception return for a touchdown as one of the key moments in Arkansas’ 45-21 loss last Saturday.

But the Arkansas coaching staff has...


Citing money woes, Quorum Court tables non-essential requests

Sep 02, 2014 8:09pm

After hearing that Jefferson County is low on funds, the Quorum Court decided Tuesday afternoon not to appropriate any money from the general fund that wasn’t necessary for the county to operate...


Council approves resolution allowing former inmates to tear down abandoned houses

Sep 02, 2014 7:09pm

By a vote of 7-0, the Pine Bluff City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to contract with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections on a pilot program to tear...


Turner charts second nationally in solo stops

Sep 02, 2014 9:09pm

While much of the focus within the Arkansas-Pine Bluff secondary centered around the question of who would be the unit’s leader during the summer, head coach Monte Coleman sat Jared Turner down...


Crenshaw Springs Water Park attracted more than 20,000 in inaugural year

Sep 02, 2014 6:09pm

White Hall’s Crenshaw Springs Water Park attracted more than 20,000 visitors in its inaugural year, leading city leaders to consider it a success.

Park Director Barbie Parsley said she...

Police reports

Sep 02, 2014 5:09pm

On Aug. 21, Sgt. Mark Bradley and Sgt. Sandy Castleberry were sent to Bass Street and McDaniel Street in reference to a white pickup speeding on the roadway.

Bradley reported that he met a...


Bond set in alleged rape

Sep 02, 2014 5:09pm

A $25,000 bond was set Tuesday for a man who allegedly raped a minor female in June.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause...


Traffic stop Sunday leads to drug arrest

Sep 02, 2014 5:09pm

A traffic stop by police on a vehicle that had gone around a police car that was blocking railroad tracks where a truck had gotten stuck resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug-related...