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Digest for 08-19-14

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

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PB Braves route Clinton

The Pine Bluff Braves semi-pro baseball team got back to their winning ways Sunday as they scored in every inning to defeat the Clinton Cardinals 17-2...

Henson, Hedlund battles for starting kicker role

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

This is the fourth story in a 10-part series previewing the 2014 Razorbacks. Up next: Tight ends

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas place kicker John Henson didn’t get many opportunities to step on...

Weevils, Trojans to meet Nov. 16

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

More than 40 years have passed since Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas-Little Rock have squared off in men’s basketball.

That will change Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., when UALR opens its season at...

Don’t increase terms for politicians

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I love this state. I thought the “Machine” in Illinois was something, but the “Good Ole’ Boys” have them beat.

Why even bother amending the state Constitution...

Ebola threat demands attention

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has seized the world’s attention like a summer horror movie. The images of a terrible disease without a cure have surged across news and social media. Late...

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More options at tight end: Sprinkle, others can ‘stretch field vertically,’ Lunney says

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

This is the fifth story in a 10-part series previewing the 2014 Razorbacks. Up next: Linebackers

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney believed there was plenty of...

Allen takes backup role

Aug 18, 2014 8:08pm

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema answered one of the Razorbacks’ key preseason questions last Saturday, naming Austin Allen the No. 2 quarterback.

The redshirt freshman said Monday he’s ready...

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Can Strickland regain spotlight?

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

Tyler Strickland wants his senior season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff to go the way his first scrimmage in this year’s preseason camp went — perfectly.

Strickland is fully aware of the struggles...

White Hall bans smoking in parks

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

In response to people smoking at White Hall parks, the White Hall City Council amended an existing ordinance to ban smoking on municipal properties.

The city council approved amending the...

Fort Smith stays on top, PB on bottom of Business Index

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for May, while Pine Bluff remained at the bottom of the list despite showing an increase in its score.

Eleven of...

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