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City attorney’s office slow to act

Oct 31, 2014 10:10pm

City attorney’s office slow to act

Editor, The Commercial:

I am presently dealing with some family funeral issues, but I had to stop long enough to deal with this city issue.


September home sales down in Jefferson County

Oct 31, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Jefferson County home sales and the average prices of homes sold dropped in September compared to the same month a year ago, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.


Supreme Court sides with supporters in Saline County alcohol sales case

Oct 31, 2014 8:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a Saline County circuit judge’s ruling that supporters of a ballot proposal to allow alcohol sales in dry Saline County did not...


Election forecaster says odds of Cotton victory 90 percent

Oct 31, 2014 8:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Election forecaster Nate Silver on Friday estimated Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton’s chances of defeating Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ Senate race at 90 percent, a...

Hutchinson to visit Pine Bluff

Oct 31, 2014 8:10pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson will visit Pine Bluff on Saturday.

Hutchinson will tailgate starting at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff vs....


Smothers cleared in burglary

Oct 31, 2014 8:10pm

A man who was announced as a suspect in a burglary earlier this week has been cleared by police.

Chad Michael Smothers, 38, was announced as a suspect in a commercial burglary Tuesday at R...


Large crowd attends annual police Fall Festival

Nov 01, 2014 3:11am

Several hundred youngsters turned out Friday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center for the fifth annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Pine Bluff Police Department.

“I come every year...

Synthetic drugs becoming serious problem, experts say

Oct 31, 2014 7:10pm

The presence of so-called designer drugs is increasing in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County and law enforcement, prosecutors and medical professionals say the drugs pose serious dangers to users....


Clothing store Preppy Chicks opens at mall

Oct 31, 2014 7:10pm

The Pines mall welcomed a new store in October called Preppy Chicks $1 Jewelry and More.

Terence Mitchner and Tonya Mitchner are managers of the store, which opened on Oct. 4.


Jefferson County Road and Recycling Report

Oct 31, 2014 6:10pm

The roads that were repaired by the Jefferson County Road Department were as follows:

Oct. 17

— Patching Crew: Filled potholes on Old Dollarway Road with hot mix.

— Set Up...