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Quorum Court approves 2015 budgets

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

With little fanfare and even less discussion, the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Thursday passed a 2015 budget for County General and the County Road Fund.

The 2015 budget that was...

Sleepwalker’s restless habit has turned into a nightmare for one

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Dear Abby,

I am engaged to “Tony,” whom I have known since first grade. We live with his mother under the same roof, but in separate rooms. Tony is perfect in every way except one: He’s a...

Energy Crisis Assistance to begin at PBJCEOC

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will begin accepting applications on Monday for the Crisis portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

To qualify...

Reason prevails in Senate committee, not Gov.’s office

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

While the current manifestation of the Arkansas legislature has been more miss than hit, reason prevailed this past Wednesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee declined to refer House Bill 1228,...

Commodities to be distributed Friday

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Commodities will be distributed from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Earlier attempts this week to distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities were...

Arkansas Community Organizations soul food fundraiser Saturday

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Arkansas Community Organizations is having a soul food dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St.

Soul food plates are $8 each....

Hutchinson names Assessment Coordination director

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named Bear Chaney the new director of the state Assessment Coordination Department.

Chaney, of Bella Vista, has more than 30 years of...


Bill to allow guns on college campuses advances

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require college campuses in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty members who hold concealed-carry permits to carry concealed handguns on campus advanced out of the House...

Special Friday recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

We at The Commercial have started receiving your favorite casserole recipes and ask you to keep them coming. While the Wednesday Accent page is the normal home for such fare, the recent snow and...


Scalia discusses constitution, government structure in Fort Smith

Feb 26, 2015 6:02pm

Addressing a crowd of more than 2,500 in Fort Smith on Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attempted to explain his commitment to the “real Constitution,”

“The Constitution...