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Council’s majority seems to oppose beneficial ideas

Feb 27, 2015 4:02pm

Editor, The Commercial:

The past revealed the exodus of 11,000 Pine Bluff citizens to reside in more sane and progressive areas. It seems any idea beneficial to our city is opposed by a...

Here we go again

Feb 27, 2015 4:02pm

Editor, The Commercial:

How is this city constructing a $1.3 million animal shelter, which is OK for these animals, and we have a broken city that can’t revive its own city image along with...

USDA extends Farm Bill deadline to March 31

Feb 27, 2015 2:02pm

LONOKE, Ark. — Farmers now have until Tuesday, March 31, to update yield history and base acres under the 2014 Farm Bill, a deadline extension announced Friday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom...

Church news 2-27-15

Feb 27, 2015 2:02pm


New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Cornerstone will celebrate the ninth anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. Willie J. Laws Sr. and Donna Laws,...


Arkansas lawmakers again seek duck hunt fix

Feb 27, 2015 2:02pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas could decide for itself if duck hunting can occur on rolled rice fields under legislation introduced Thursday in the House and Senate.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.,...

Jefferson County Road Department and Recycling Report

Feb 27, 2015 2:02pm

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

Feb. 13

* Grader Operator: Graded Gibb Anderson Road, Star Dust Trail, Stowe Road, Wayne Drive,...


Black History

Feb 27, 2015 2:02pm

Pine Bluff High School students celebrate Black History Month at an assembly Friday in the school’s McFadden Gym.

The students heard from Indiana native and University of Arkansas at Pine...

Regional Roundup: Host Billies lock up state playoff berth

Feb 26, 2015 10:02pm

MONTICELLO — The 4A South Region host Monticello Billies stormed out of halftime on an 11-0 run and never looked back in punching a ticket to the 4A state tournament with a 65-53 win over the...

Blossoms pull out broom on Riders

Feb 26, 2015 10:02pm

MAGNOLIA — The rivalry series is swept.

Nikki Mullen and Jordan Goforth accounted for more than half of Arkansas-Monticello’s scoring Thursday night, as the Cotton Blossoms defeated...

Preps Roundup: Zebras come back behind Thomas’ 30 points

Feb 26, 2015 9:02pm

EL DORADO — A come-from-behind win shows Pine Bluff might be finding its stride as the regular season winds down.

El Dorado jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter before Pine...