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NAACP to hold annual Emancipation Proclamation program

Dec 22, 2014 6:12pm

The Pine Bluff Branch NAACP will hold its annual Emancipation Proclamation Program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church, 2312 W. Fluker Ave.

State Sen....


Storey getting in work as Hogs prepare for bowl

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Charleston quarterback Ty Storey has rarely taken a snap from under center since seventh grade.

He hasn’t been in an offensive huddle over that time, either.



Bond set in alleged theft of vehicle

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a woman who allegedly stole a vehicle from a residence in Tucker.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had...


Animal shelter project to benefit people, dogs

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

Pine Bluff municipal leaders consider revised plans for the construction of a new animal shelter as a wise investment benefiting people and animals.

The Pine Bluff City Council approved a...


​Hutchinson names more agency heads, plans national search for AEDC director

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson on Monday named his picks for director of the Department of Workforce Services and deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and said...

Mosley stays hot; Lions pick up third win

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

LAS VEGAS — A halftime pep talk and a slight adjustment was all Arkansas-Pine Bluff needed to overcome Southern Utah and pull away for a 70-61 win Monday in the Continental Las Vegas Classic at...

Top 10 news of 2014: No. 9: City council elections see defeat of 14-year incumbent

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

Half of the eight seats on the Pine Bluff City Council were contested in 2014, and fourteen-year incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Wayne Easterly was defeated by first-time officeholder Glen Brown Jr....

Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

As of Monday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $7,625.

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

LIHEAP applications to be taken in Dallas County

Dec 22, 2014 5:12pm

Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program utility assistance Monday, Jan. 5.

In Dallas County,...


Hayes’ glass work shines at Capitol

Dec 22, 2014 4:12pm

There is a new ornament decorating the top of the state Capitol’s tree and it was made by Pine Bluff’s own glass maker James Hayes.

“The state Capitol’s gift shop manger contacted me saying...