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Gould mayor sets special meeting

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

There will be a called Gould City Council meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Gould City Hall. The purpose is to consider a no-smoking ordinance on and near city property.

Police reports

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

On Nov. 26, a two-vehicle accident was reported on Dollarway Road/Arkansas 365 north of Chipmunk Avenue.

Marilyn S. Cook of Star City was traveling south in the inside lane on Dollarway...

Rison dance set Jan. 3

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

The Country Western Dance scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20, in Rison has been cancelled. The next dance will be Saturday night, Jan. 3, at the Hall Morgan Veterans Building.

Evangelistic Outreach to give away clothes

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

Evangelistic Outreach Church, 620 L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive, will give away clothes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

ICVR to end free tax filing; refers residents to ACO

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. won’t offer free income tax service in 2015. Residents will be directed to the Arkansas Community Organization.

The Volunteer Income Tax...

AG issues safety tips for decking the halls

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — As Arkansans make their homes warm and inviting for the holidays by stringing lights on rooftops and lighting festive candles, they should make safety a priority to avoid mishaps and...

SEARK recognized at ACC conference

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

Four individuals from Southeast Arkansas College were recently recognized during the 26th annual Arkansas Community Colleges’ Conference at Hot Springs. Honorees were:

— Lyric Seymore, dean...

DeRamus receives UALR scholarship

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

Lafayette DeRamus of Pine Bluff was awarded an Alumni Association scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the 2014-15 academic year.

DeRamus is majoring in geology....


White Hall’s Baugh, Warren’s Cox win Farm Bureau Awards; Bolding 7A/6A coach of the year

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Less than two weeks after leading Pine Bluff to its first state championship since 1995, Bobby Bolding was announced as the 7A/6A Coach of the Year at the Farm Bureau Awards on...

Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

As of Tuesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $4,971.

Now in its 27th year, the fundraiser benefits needy children in the Pine Bluff, Dollarway, Watson Chapel and White...