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Hogs receive another visitor

Aug 19, 2014 9:08pm

Defensive coordinator Robb Smith’s current boss is Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.

But the first-year assistant’s previous boss was in town Tuesday.

Smith said former Rutgers and Tampa...

Alumni Report for 08-20-14

Aug 19, 2014 9:08pm

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...

Chapel’s Williams impresses in his varsity debut

Aug 19, 2014 9:08pm

Watson Chapel senior defensive lineman Edwin Williams has not played football since junior high. But in his varsity return, Williams has already made quite an impact.

“He has been the...

Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month by donating blood

Aug 19, 2014 8:08pm

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September.

Sickle cell...

Governor, officials to announce economic project at PB

Aug 19, 2014 8:08pm

Gov. Mike Beebe will join local and company leaders for a job creation announcement Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Pine Bluff.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. at the Economic Development Alliance...

Republican candidate for state treasurer announces ‘best practices’ plan

Aug 19, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican candidate for state treasurer Dennis Milligan on Tuesday unveiled a “best practices” plan for the office that includes a blind bidding process.

The plan is a...

Arkansas linebacker benefits from yoga

Aug 19, 2014 8:08pm

This is the sixth story in a 10-part series previewing the 2014 Razorbacks. Up next: Safeties

FAYETTEVILLE — There’s a little-known fact about Martrell Spaight that the hard-hitting...

RNC chairman: Arkansas ‘ground zero’ in battle for control of Senate

Aug 19, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is “ground zero” in the battle to win a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said here Tuesday.


Senator: No legislative support for raising decal fee to fund new prison

Aug 19, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Legislative support may be lacking for a proposal to raise money for a new prison by increasing the decal fee that Arkansas motorists pay when renewing their license plates, the...


Lady Lions think competitive nature could make difference

Aug 19, 2014 7:08pm

Arkansas-Pine Bluff volleyball coach Kyetta May is usually worn out after her first week of August practices.

This year was different.

“I was telling one of our players last week,”...