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Officers risk their lives daily

Aug 29, 2014 10:08pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I am a 70-year-old white male. I have never been fearful of a police officer in my life — no matter what color he was — because I have tried to abide by the law....

Opener special for multiple reasons for Burns

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — There’s nothing elaborate about the old shirt, but it’s loaded with special meaning for Tanner Burns.

Arkansas’ special teams quality control coach said it belonged to his...

Southern gospel groups to perform twice in September

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

People who are interested in southern gospel music should mark their calendars as singers will perform twice in Jefferson County in early September through the SEARK Southern Gospel Songfest...

Jefferson County Road Department and Recycling Report

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

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

Aug. 8

Truck Drivers: Hauled one load of sealing chips to Redfield and two loads of SB2 to the...

Dollarway School chief faces down challenge of absenteeism

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

One challenge facing the Dollarway School District is certain students skipping the first two weeks of classes, Dollarway Superintendent Bobby Acklin said.

“Some kids do not come to school...

Anderson, ASU anxious to see where they stand

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

JONESBORO — It’s time to see where Arkansas State stands.

Following eight months of off-season work, planning and implementation, Arkansas State embarks on yet another new chapter under...

Watson Chapel School District sees enrollment drop

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

The Watson Chapel School District saw its enrollment decline by 69 students between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, resulting in a corresponding loss of $450,000 in anticipated state funding.


Beating the Heat - Avoiding the consequences of hot weather

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

With the recent hot weather spike in Arkansas, it’s important that people take care of their health while they are outside.

Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures can cause a few heat-...

Arkansas looks to ‘shock the world’

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — It has been 274 days since Arkansas put the finishing touches on its disappointing 2013 season with the crushing loss at LSU.

There’s been eight months of relentless work to...

Cardiac arrest sent Chapel player to hospital

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

Cardiac arrest apparently caused Watson Chapel Junior High football player Josh Pierce to collapse during a home benefit scrimmage against Monticello on Thursday.

“Josh’s heart stopped...