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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...


UAPB students attend Thurgood Marshall conference

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

Eleven University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students attended the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., recently because of their involvement with the Office of Career...

PB first responders attend UP safety course

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

Union Pacific Railroad conducted training for 35 emergency response personnel from eight states Dec. 1-3.

In Arkansas, participants were from the Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services...

Parks Commission considers employee bonuses, decides to wait

Dec 15, 2014 5:12pm

Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation commissioners discussed offering bonuses Monday to their department’s employees in keeping with a proposal for other municipal employees, but did not vote on the...


Warren defense dominant during playoff run

Dec 15, 2014 4:12pm

Entering this past Saturday’s 4A state championship game, the defenses of Warren and Mena had allowed 264 and 268 points, respectively, through 14 games this season.

With two teams allowing...


Moody announces December Students of the Month

Dec 15, 2014 4:12pm

The Mood Elementary December Students of the Month are, first row, from left: Anna Grace Wooley, Meredith Reddin, William Aulenback, Jasper Roberts, Grace Morara; second row, from left: Kelly...

Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 15, 2014 4:12pm

As of Monday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $4,744.

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