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Estella Childress

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

VIAN, OKLA. - Estella R. Childress, 72 of Vian, Okla., formerly Pine Bluff, Ark. passed away March 1, 2015 in Vian, Okla. She was born September 12, 1942 in Ladd, Ark., the daughter of Lily Mel (...

Edward O’Hara

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

Edward James O’Hara, 98, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born May 10, 1916 in Eudora, Arkansas to the late Austin Patrick and Esley Ella Honeycutt O’Hara. He was a member...

Marjorie Steffke

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

SPRINGFIELD, MO. - Marjorie Joan Nicholas-Steffke, 71, of Springfield, MO/Pine Bluff, Ar., passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born in Forest City, Ark., on October 4, 1943. She was owner...

State Roundup: Owls take earlier-than-usual exit from state

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

COVE — None of McGehee’s current basketball players were in high school the previous time the Owls did not make it past the first round of a state tournament.

It was 2010, when Clarksville...


Oak Park, Southeast schools to close

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

The Pine Bluff School Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to close Oak Park Elementary School and Southeast Middle School at the end of the current academic year because of declining...


6A preview: PB, Sheridan teams get hot at right time

Mar 03, 2015 10:03pm

The Pine Bluff Zebras and Fillies and the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets basketball teams have a chance to give some good exposure to the 6A-South in Siloam Springs.

All three teams earned...

Bills on school detachment, abortion advance

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill to make it easier to form new school districts by detaching territory from existing school districts.

Also Tuesday...

Digest for 03-03-15

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm


Calling for all spring sports schedules

As the transition from basketball to spring sports begins, The Commercial sports department is still looking for spring sports schedules...

UAPB sets Lion Fever Day Friday

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Office of Recruitment will host its annual Lion Fever Day from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Nearly 500 students from 35 school districts...

Students battle robots at UAM contest

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm

Winners were recently announced in the first STEM VEX Robotics Competition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Winning teams will compete for state awards Thursday, March 5, at Arkansas...