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AG issues safety tips for decking the halls

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — As Arkansans make their homes warm and inviting for the holidays by stringing lights on rooftops and lighting festive candles, they should make safety a priority to avoid mishaps and...

SEARK recognized at ACC conference

Dec 16, 2014 7:12pm

Four individuals from Southeast Arkansas College were recently recognized during the 26th annual Arkansas Community Colleges’ Conference at Hot Springs. Honorees were:

— Lyric Seymore, dean...

DeRamus receives UALR scholarship

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

Lafayette DeRamus of Pine Bluff was awarded an Alumni Association scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the 2014-15 academic year.

DeRamus is majoring in geology....


White Hall’s Baugh, Warren’s Cox win Farm Bureau Awards; Bolding 7A/6A coach of the year

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Less than two weeks after leading Pine Bluff to its first state championship since 1995, Bobby Bolding was announced as the 7A/6A Coach of the Year at the Farm Bureau Awards on...

Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

As of Tuesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $4,971.

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

Wheeler Chapel to open pantry Saturday

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

Wheeler Chapel Church, 3519 Wheeler Chapel Road, will open its food pantry from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Details: 534-3110.


Audit finds improper spending by former Henderson State University officials

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The president of Henderson State University told lawmakers Tuesday he was embarrassed by an audit report detailing improper expenditures and possible violations of procurement laws...


Recording glitch cuts murder trial testimony short Tuesday

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

A glitch in the courtroom recording equipment brought a quicker-than-expected end to the second day of the murder trial of Gary Foots on Tuesday afternoon in First Division Circuit Court.


Band event set Saturday

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

There will be a fundraiser for the Pine Bluff High School and Jack Robey Junior High School bands, who are planning for a Disney World performance in May.

The fundraiser, the second annual...

UAPB math, computer science department part of JetStream project

Dec 16, 2014 6:12pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Mathematics and Computer Science Department has become part of the $6.6 million Jetstream project through the National Science Foundation.