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Thoughts on Civil Rights

Jul 25, 2014 10:07pm

Editor, The Commercial:

When Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 he said he’d just turned the South over to the Republicans for several decades. History proved him right....

Thanks for P.A.Y. Camp

Jul 25, 2014 10:07pm

Editor, The Commercial:

To: Pine Bluff Police Department P.A.Y. Camp 2014

I am writing this letter to give thanks and appreciation to all of the staff and volunteers that made our...

Curbing crime slowly but scientifically

Jul 25, 2014 10:07pm

Few people have studied the issue of crime deterrence more than Professor Daniel Nagin, who holds faculty appointments both at Carnegie-Mellon University and the Harvard School of Law. In a just-...


Drew County Sheriff’s Office seeking arson suspects

Jul 25, 2014 7:07pm

Drew County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man and woman suspected of setting fire to an apartment in Drew County.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Patrick Pippen and...

New restrooms open at parks

Jul 25, 2014 7:07pm

Parks and Recreation Department Director April Layher said that new restrooms are now open at two city parks and that they will be outfitted with automatic locks.

“The restrooms at Regional...

Hog staff ready to get back to work

Jul 25, 2014 7:07pm

BELLA VISTA — Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith spent his two-week hiatus traveling across the Midwest in what he called a “Griswold summer vacation.”

There was a stop in his wife’s...

Higher ed board approves doctorate at Arkansas Tech, medical school at ASU

Jul 25, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Higher Education Coordinating Board voted Friday to allow Arkansas Tech University in Russellville to offer a doctorate in education and approved a plan for creating an...

Rising Up

Jul 25, 2014 6:07pm

The third-grade Arkansas Rising Stars won the fourth-grade Bronze Championshp bracket of the HoopPlayUSA National Championships, held last weekend. Team members include (pictured in no particular...


Pet of the Week - Mittens

Jul 25, 2014 6:07pm

Mittens is the Pine Bluff Animal Control Pet of the Week.

This precious kitten is available for adoption along with many others that are waiting for their forever home. They are playful and...

Clara Kalkbrenner

Jul 25, 2014 5:07pm

CLEVELAND, MS – Clara Christine Tucker Kalkbrenner, age 94, of Cleveland, Mississippi, died Thursday, July, 24, 2014, at the Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Kalkbrenner was born...