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Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

As of Wednesday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $5,198.

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

National-level same-sex marriage debate trickles down to First Presbyterian

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

The First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff awaits the vote of a governing body on a proposed change to the definition of marriage, a question that is alternately causing some people to join and...

Fire Department offers winter fire safety tips

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

According to the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department, more fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year, but taking some simple precautions can prevent...

Faith-based agencies agree to be tobacco-free

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

Following an anti-tobacco training by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, several churches in Jefferson County will adopt tobacco-free campus policies.

Joy Community Church, 2101 E....

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UAPB workshop features exotic produce

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

How conducive are some non-native, Asian vegetables to the American palate? University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Department faculty and students sought to answer this question at a...

Community dinner set Dec. 25

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

The fifth annual Pine Bluff Christmas Day Community Dinner will be offered free for people in need.

The potluck style dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at the...

Risk Management Association names officers

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

The Risk Management Association Central Arkansas Chapter recently announced its 2015 board of directors and officers, including several with local ties.

The board members include David...

WCHS EAST students donate coats

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

Watson Chapel High School seniors Quenton Moore and Tanesha Taylor delivered more than 30 coats to local agencies Tuesday, Dec. 16, as part of the high school’s EAST Initiative annual coat drive...

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Dollarway choir performs at Capitol

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

The Dollarway High School Choir performed Dec. 11 at the state Capitol. Choirs from schools across the state sing while visiting the facility during the Christmas holidays.

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Judge declares mistrial in Foots murder trial

Dec 17, 2014 4:12pm

Technical difficulties with the recording system used in First Division Circuit Court that failed to record part of the testimony in a murder trial Tuesday afternoon could not be corrected...

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