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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.


PB school board to meet Tuesday

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

The Pine Bluff School Board will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the board room of the administrative center, 512 S. Pine St.

Community invited to visit Santa, Recycling Rex

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

Jefferson County Judge Dutch King and the recycling team will host an event with Santa and Recycling Rex 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the courthouse.

Area children helped with the...

Gillett Coon Supper set Saturday, Jan. 10

Dec 16, 2014 9:12am

The 72nd annual Gillett Coon Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Gillett Elementary School gymnasium.

The doors will open and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. with the...

Hogs’ Williams still weighing draft option

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams has been a critical part of coach Bret Bielema’s program the past two seasons.

But after rushing for 1,985 yards and scoring 19...