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Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,...

Christmas a time of opportunity

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

This is the time of year when so many of us worry about the “perfect” gift, the “perfect” meal and the “perfect” outfit. Often subconsciously we hold ourselves to an unobtainable Norman Rockwell...

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Council to consider forming small, minority business advocacy group

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

A proposal is coming before the Pine Bluff City Council that would form an advisory committee comprised of owners of small business to help people considering opening a business in Pine Bluff....

Ethics panel fines sponsor of alcohol measure $250

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to issue a $250 fine and a public letter of caution to the ballot question committee Let Arkansas Decide for failing to disclose...

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Churches partner with UAPB in banning tobacco use on church properties

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

One person smoking cigarettes on a church property is one too many for Pastor Curtis Cook of Joy Community Church.

He sees many people come to a worship service, step outside, light a...

Preps Roundup 12-20-14

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

BOYS

Warren 78, Fordyce 63 (Thu.)

STRONG — Five days removed from winning the 4A state football championship, some of Warren’s football standouts joined the basketball team for its...

Music educators teach more than music

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I was so pleased to read your editorial this morning about the importance of music education in our schools. I salute Dr. Raymond Jones and the school board of White...

Teach children how to become good adults

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

Editor, The Commercial:

The other day I observed several children playing with dolls. The girls who threw their dolls to me was a sign of a bad mother. Of course, there are variables, but...

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​Lawmakers hire consultant to advise on teacher, state employee insurance

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’...

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Caroll ministries receives award

Dec 19, 2014 4:12pm

Alfred Carroll Ministries was recently recognized for service to the community during a luncheon at Breath of Life Church.

Rev. Alfred Carroll Sr. received the Breath of Life Humanitarian...

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