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Monticello man fought for, won new life for bayou

Dec 15, 2014 10:12pm

The legacy left by Curtis H. Merrell can be measured in the miles of meandering water that make up Bayou Bartholomew made healthier, more vibrant and more accessible, thanks to his efforts.


Audit: Former UAPB employee made $7,266 in unauthorized purchases

Dec 15, 2014 7:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The president of the University of Arkansas System on Monday expressed gratitude to the system’s internal auditors for uncovering the alleged theft of thousands of dollars by a...

Regular production resumes at Central Moloney

Dec 15, 2014 7:12pm

Regular production resumed Monday at Central Moloney after a fire Friday and work over the weekend to reroute production lines to bypass the damaged department.

“It took a lot of work and...

Anti-abortion group warns of possible scam

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The anti-abortion group Arkansas Right to Life says it wants to warn Arkansans about a possible scam targeting abortion opponents.

The group stated in a news release that an...

Cotton, Boozman get committee assignments

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will join the Senate Armed Services next year. The veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is expected to be an advocate for increased military...


Audit questions agency’s payment to Democratic Black Caucus

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A $1,500 payment that the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission made to the state Democratic Black Caucus appears to be a prohibited political contribution, according to an audit report...

Pulaski County Special School District seeks unitary status for special ed

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys in the long-running lawsuit over desegregation of the three public school districts in Pulaski County filed a motion Monday asking for a ruling that the Pulaski County...

Holiday deadline set for church news

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

The Commercial prints church news in Saturday’s edition. The regular deadline to submit articles and photos for church news is noon Thursday.

Church news for Saturday, Dec. 20, may still be...


Bond set for driver of alleged stolen vehicle

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who was stopped by police and was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling...


Traffic stop leads to arrest of convicted felon after gun found in vehicle

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

A traffic stop by an Arkansas State Trooper on a vehicle that was allegedly speeding Sunday resulted in the arrest of the driver for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm.