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UAPB to host poet Nikki Giovanni on March 4

Feb 27, 2015 6:02pm

Nikki Giovanni — poet, writer, commentator and activist — will be the featured speaker at the annual University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Women’s Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Kenneth L...

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Work on site of new pellet plant continuing in Industrial Park

Feb 28, 2015 3:02pm

Construction site work is continuing at the site of the planned Highland Pellets plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park.

The new plant, which is expected to take 18 months to complete, is...

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Committee passes along constitutional convention proposals

Feb 27, 2015 6:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas House committee on Thursday advanced two measures seeking a constitutional convention to consider curbing federal spending.

The House State Agencies and...

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Simmons completes acquisitions of Liberty, Community First

Feb 27, 2015 5:02pm

Simmons First National Corp. announced Friday it completed the acquisition of Liberty Bancshares, the parent company of Liberty Bank of Springfield, Missouri; and Community First Bancshares, the...

Arkansas’ private option working

Feb 27, 2015 5:02pm

It was a fine thing to see reported: Arkansas “saw the greatest decline in the nation last year for its uninsured rate — moving from 22.5 percent to 11.4 percent,” according to a Gallup report...

PB concert honors Black History Month through gospel music

Feb 27, 2015 5:02pm

A Bridging the Gap Concert, held in honor of Black History Month, celebrated the legacy of gospel music Sunday, Feb. 15. About 700 people attended the event at First Trinity Church of God in...

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House OKs bill to make cell phone companies give data to police

Feb 27, 2015 5:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill that would require cell phone companies to provide police with information about a phone’s location in emergency situations received approval Friday in the Arkansas House,...

Guachoya center plans fundraiser

Feb 27, 2015 5:02pm

Guachoya Cultural Art Center at Lake Village will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The silent...

ACO cancels fundraiser

Feb 27, 2015 4:02pm

Arkansas Community Organizations cancelled its soul food dinner fundraiser that had been scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St....

Treated well at ER

Feb 27, 2015 4:02pm

Editor, The Commercial:

On Jan. 7, 2015, I was a patient in the emergency room. I was so sick.

Nurse Arletha Tackett, RN, and Pam Dorn, RN, really assisted me in getting through the...

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