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Washington Digest - House passes budget

May 02, 2015 6:05am

WASHINGTON — With Democrats united in opposition, the Republican-controlled House last week approved a resolution that would balance the federal budget in a decade with no new taxes but $5...

Lawyer: PB School Board appeared to violate law by having consultant in executive session

May 02, 2015 6:05am

The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors meeting with a consultant in an executive session appears to violate the law, a lawyer told The Commercial on Friday.

Board members Harold Jackson,...


City Council to consider employee handbook changes

May 02, 2015 6:05am

The Pine Bluff City Council is scheduled to consider three proposed ordinances Monday involving changes to policies governing municipal employees.

Alderwoman Thelma Walker is proposing an...

Marriages and Divorces 5-2-15

May 02, 2015 6:05am


Joshua David Pharr, 21, and Briana Alexis McCalister, 18, of Redfield, recorded April 13.

Dewon Donta Savage, 32, and Carla Lynn Boykin, 30, both of Pine Bluff, recorded...


Chief says police shootings elsewhere promoting policy talks about preventing it here

May 02, 2015 6:05am

Chief Jeff Hubanks says that the Pine Bluff Police Department already has the foundation needed for healthy police-community relations, but that the killings of unarmed black men in other American...


Some question email deletion policies

May 02, 2015 6:05am

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan has responded to recent news reports on events during his campaign for office by claiming that the emails that are the basis of the reports cannot be...

Bankruptcies 5-2-15

May 02, 2015 6:05am


Riley M. Hudson, 905 Butler St., Warren; filed Chapter 13 April 23.

Mark Brandon Clancy, 613 E. Central, Warren; filed Chapter 13 April 24.



Food safety 5-2-15

May 02, 2015 6:05am

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities...

Woman helps those in need

May 02, 2015 6:05am

Editor, The Commercial:

In the midst of Pine Bluff’s crime, now let’s focus on some of the better things in Pine Bluff and some of the better people, because there are a few left, like Ms....


Temp worker, direct deposit on Quorum committees agenda

May 02, 2015 6:05am

A proposed appropriation ordinance that would allow the prosecutor’s office to hire a temporary worker for four months and a proposed appropriation ordinance to establish a direct deposit system...