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Teach children how to become good adults

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

Editor, The Commercial:

The other day I observed several children playing with dolls. The girls who threw their dolls to me was a sign of a bad mother. Of course, there are variables, but...


​Lawmakers hire consultant to advise on teacher, state employee insurance

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’...


Caroll ministries receives award

Dec 19, 2014 4:12pm

Alfred Carroll Ministries was recently recognized for service to the community during a luncheon at Breath of Life Church.

Rev. Alfred Carroll Sr. received the Breath of Life Humanitarian...


Watson Chapel High Robotics Club excels

Dec 19, 2014 3:12pm

Motorcyclists focus on the journey rather than the destination.

The same idea applies to robotics teams.

Watson Chapel High School students learn to think critically, use tools and...

Church news 12-19-14

Dec 19, 2014 3:12pm


Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 W. Pullen St., will celebrate the fourth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Lloyd Holcomb Jr. and Pamela Holcomb, Sunday. At...

State unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent

Dec 19, 2014 3:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in November, according to labor statistics released Friday.

The state Department of Workforce said last month the...


Oak Park names October students of month

Dec 19, 2014 3:12pm

Oak Park Elementary School in Pine Bluff School District announced the October Students of the Month. They are, front row, from left, Naja Hulsey, A’Shayia Whitmore, Angel Muhammad, Nevaeh Glass;...

Preps Roundup: Owls improve record to 5-0

Dec 18, 2014 11:12pm

DUMAS — McGehee kept up its perfect start to the season with a victory on the opening night of the Dumas Classic.

Thursday’s 68-54 victory over Marianna Lee sent the Owls to a 5-0 start....

Digest for 12-19-14

Dec 18, 2014 10:12pm


Jaguars come back to beat Titans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jordan Todman’s 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter highlighted the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 21-13 victory over...


Zebra football players set to debut against Cardinals

Dec 18, 2014 9:12pm

At least two juniors, who both started last year, look set to take the floor for Pine Bluff when it takes on Dollarway in a crosstown clash on Friday night.

Point guard David Beasley and...