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George Hunt

Dec 26, 2014 7:12pm

Mr. George Hunt, 64 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. His funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Christine Hopkins

Dec 26, 2014 7:12pm

Mrs. Christine Hopkins, 60 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014. Her funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Jim Caldwell

Dec 26, 2014 7:12pm

Jim Caldwell, 79, of Pine Bluff, passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 2014. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Norma; his three children, Jeffrey, Jon Daniel, and Juliana; his five...

2014 Christmas Card Fund Names

Dec 26, 2014 6:12pm

Now in its 27th year, the Commercial Christmas Card Fund benefits needy children in the Pine Bluff, Dollarway, Watson Chapel and White Hall school districts. The newspaper collects the funds,...


Cash only bond set in alleged domestic incident

Dec 26, 2014 5:12pm

A $35,000 cash only bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face, then hit and pushed her children when they tried to intervene.

Pine Bluff...


Alleged disturbance results in arrest

Dec 26, 2014 5:12pm

A reported disturbance on Christmas day in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly cut the tires of another woman’s vehicle, and later during a fight, cut the alleged...

Top 10 news of 2014: No. 5: Dollarway School District leaves state control, celebrates 100th anniversary

Dec 26, 2014 4:12pm

The Dollarway School District was released from state control in 2014 after more than two years, paving the way for voters to elect school board members.

The Commercial’s newsroom staff...


Trice begins cleanup of partially collapsed building

Dec 26, 2014 4:12pm

The owner of a partially collapsed building in downtown Pine Bluff said he and his contractors have started removing fallen bricks so they can be cleaned and returned to the structure.


Felony charges filed for 12-27

Dec 26, 2014 6:12am

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of...


Dec 26, 2014 6:12am


Ann Vose Johnson, aka Melissa Ann Vose, aka Melissa Bock, 1105 Pine, Stuttgart; filed Chapter 13 Dec. 17.


Randy Owen Herron and and Cheryl Rose Herron, 409 W...