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Giving Back

Dec 20, 2014 7:12pm

The AAU Arkansas Mustangs returned to the CASA Women’s Shelter for the second straight year to spread some cheer and blessings to others. The boys are all students at Jack Robey Junior High....


Local AARP chapter celebrates 50 years

Dec 20, 2014 3:12pm

Members of the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons met Dec. 12 in the Pines mall community room to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their group.

Organized July 28...


Tables come alive for holiday season

Dec 20, 2014 3:12pm

From the first note of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” to the final strains of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” the Great Hall of the First United Methodist Church was filled with joyful sounds as the...


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...