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Christmas Card Fund helps students in need

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

As of Friday, The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund had collected $7,309.

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


​Beebe’s official portrait unveiled

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe will leave office next month, but his image will remain at the state Capitol in the form of his official portrait.

The Democratic governor, who was prevented...

Christmas holiday closings announced

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

The following agencies have announced their closing schedules in observance of Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25:


White Hall Schools — Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2.



Arsenal employee receives award

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

Debra Graves, a child, youth program assistant for Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Child Development Center, has been awarded a national Child Development Associate certification from the Council of...

Tolbert completes basic training

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

Army Pvt. Erica L. Tolbert has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Tolbert is the granddaughter of Anita Bailey of Pine Bluff, daughter of Lashawanda Felder...

AHTD urges caution during holiday traveling

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department asks drivers to visit to find out about highway work sites before traveling during the holidays.

To aid in...

UAPB sets agribusiness workshops

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program will conduct agribusiness workshops for producers at the following sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

• Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Pine...

Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,...

Christmas a time of opportunity

Dec 19, 2014 6:12pm

This is the time of year when so many of us worry about the “perfect” gift, the “perfect” meal and the “perfect” outfit. Often subconsciously we hold ourselves to an unobtainable Norman Rockwell...


Council to consider forming small, minority business advocacy group

Dec 19, 2014 5:12pm

A proposal is coming before the Pine Bluff City Council that would form an advisory committee comprised of owners of small business to help people considering opening a business in Pine Bluff....