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Gary Harkins

Aug 26, 2014 6:08am

DERMOTT - Gary William Harkins, 71, of Dermott, AR passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was born January 5, 1943 a son of the late William Monroe and Margaret Mahfouz Harkins. He was retired...

Stacy Watts

Aug 26, 2014 6:08am

RYE - Stacy Lyn Watts, age 42 of Rye, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 in Camden. She was born October 7, 1971 in Atlanta, TX.

She was a registered nurse and of the Baptist Faith. Her...

Frances Powell

Aug 26, 2014 6:08am

WATSON - Frances Powell 74, Watson, Arkansas passed away August 23, 2014. She was born January 25, 1940, member of Watson Assembly of God Church and retired from Wells-Lamont Glove Factory.


Ballot positions selected

Aug 25, 2014 10:08pm

The following ballot positions were drawn Monday night during the Jefferson County Election Commission meeting:

United States Senate

Position 1 - Senator Mark Pryor

Position 2...

Historical honey marks milestone

Aug 25, 2014 10:08pm

This past weekend the world celebrated a momentous anniversary. One hundred years ago Sunday, a Canadian soldier extended a small kindness and transformed children’s literature forever.


Our racial issue is ‘our problem’

Aug 25, 2014 10:08pm

Our racial issue

is ‘our problem’

Editor, The Commercial:

We, as a country, have to solve the Ferguson, Mo., problem, the Sanford, Fla., problem, the Los Angeles problem; the...

Oxymorons are interesting

Aug 25, 2014 10:08pm

Editor, The Commercial:

Oxymorons are some of my favorite thoughts. Here are a few I have pondered:

Did you ever notice combining the words “The” and “IRS” spells “Theirs?” Why do...

Election commissioner claims panel violated FOI

Aug 25, 2014 10:08pm

The Jefferson County Election Commission went into an executive session Monday that may have been in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Chairman Ted Davis called for an executive...

Community gets answers to parolee program questions

Aug 25, 2014 9:08pm

The Pine Bluff City Council held an informational community meeting Monday to give residents a chance to ask questions about a proposed parolee skills-training program.

Developed by...

Alumni Report for 08-26-14

Aug 25, 2014 9:08pm

Each week, The Commercial will run the list of active-status athletes from the area with their recent statistics in professional or collegiate action. If there is an active player, whom you...