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Love your hair: Natural hairstyles celebrated at third annual show

Dec 20, 2014 2:12pm

With natural hairstyles and natural hair shows exploding around the country, Pine Bluff joined the ranks again this year with the third annual Delta Natural Hair Show held Dec. 13 at the Pine...

Townsend Park school counselor credits Card Fund with providing necessities to students

Dec 20, 2014 7:12am

Sheveeka Vickers has first-hand knowledge of the good uses to which money from The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund has been put.

Vickers has been a human services worker at Townsend Park...

Top 10: No. 10: City bond projects progress in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 7:12am

Several of the city capital improvement projects funded by Pine Bluff voters in a February 2011 special election approving a five-eighths cent sales tax and associated bonds were either completed...

Marriages and Divorces 12-20-14

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am


Tyler Charles Robinson, 23, and Rachel Caroline Akines, 22, both of White Hall, recorded Dec. 12.

Corey A. Freeman, 34, and Domonique V. Richardson, 29, both of Pine Bluff...

Food safety 12-20-14

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

The following are the results of food safety inspections conducted by the Jefferson County Health Unit:

• Church’s Fried Chicken, 1601 Cherry St. Date of inspection Dec. 8. Flaps on walk-in...


First Missionary Baptist Church embraces the Christmas spirit

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

The Christmas spirit is shining bright from First Baptist Missionary Church this holiday season as their church has been decorated by Shirley Carey and Marva Thomas.

Carey and Thomas...


Healthbytes - Appendicitis diagnosis depends on several factors

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

Appendectomy is the most common emergent abdominal surgery in the United States, with about 250,000 performed yearly. I know — I do quite a few in the middle of the night.

The appendix is a...

Gale McFarland

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

CAMDEN - Gale Allen McFarland , age 61, of Camden, Ark., died Thursday December 18, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark.

Survivors are his wife Wendy Gayle Andrews...

Mark Wilkins

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

LANCASTER, TEXAS - Mr. Mark Reginald Wilkins, 55, of Lancaster, Texas passed Thursday, December 18, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Christmas at Big Mamma’s - Part IV

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

Editor’s Note: The Commercial has run this Christmas tale by Hot Springs Village columnist Brenda Miles in four parts. This is the final installment. Happy Holidays!

Christmas morning found...