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Mary Murphy

Jul 12, 2014 12:07am

DERMOTT - Mary Elizabeth Hood Murphy, age 77 of Dermott, formerly of Wilmot, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Dermott City nursing Home in Dermott. Survivors include two daughters Kathy...


Madison Jackson

Jul 12, 2014 12:07am

Mr. Madison Charles Jackson, 60 of Pine Bluff., passed Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born in Pastoria to the late Oscar Patterson and Mary Lee (Jackson) Roberts.

Survivors Include: wife,...


Clara Lee

Jul 12, 2014 12:07am

WHITE HALL - Clara Belle Cogbill Lee, age 92, of White Hall died Friday, July 11, 2014. Born October 12, 1921 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Lesker Cogbill and Mattie West...

PB Tigers prevail in wild finish

Jul 11, 2014 11:07pm

The Pine Bluff Tigers rallied late to win an 8-7 thriller over the Nashville Rangers in the opening round of the 19-and-under Dixie Majors State Tournament held on Eddie Bryan Field at Seabrook...


Hartsfield gives White Hall lift over Hamburg

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

Soon-to-be ninth grader Layne Hartsfield tallied three RBIs and went four innings on the mound as White Hall defeated Hamburg 10-2 in the first round of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament...

New program used in Dollarway district to improve reading skills

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

Robert Morehead Middle School students improved their reading abilities with a teacher who used a new program last year.

Virginia Gulley-Jones teaches sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at...


McKenzie, Bucher accomplish goal

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

During Friday’s modified shootout at the Harbor Oaks Golf Course, Star City native Cameron McKenzie leaned over and said, “If we can finish in second place, I will be happy.”

McKenzie and...

Borderline inaction

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

Nobody knows for sure how much weight, or blame, to assign each of the factors that have contributed to the flood of unaccompanied children and teens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent...

A tribute to my Willie

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

She never wore a frilly cap. She never wore a ruffled white apron over a black uniform with matching shoes because she wasn’t a real maid. Most of all, she was my babysitter and friend. She wore...

Alderman’s actions offend family

Jul 11, 2014 10:07pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I am compelled to express my disappointment in the actions of Alderman Steven Mays.

During the wake for my mother at Brown Mortuary, Alderman Mays entered the...