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Reason prevails in Senate committee, not Gov.’s office

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

While the current manifestation of the Arkansas legislature has been more miss than hit, reason prevailed this past Wednesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee declined to refer House Bill 1228,...

Commodities to be distributed Friday

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Commodities will be distributed from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Earlier attempts this week to distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities were...

Arkansas Community Organizations soul food fundraiser Saturday

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

Arkansas Community Organizations is having a soul food dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St.

Soul food plates are $8 each....

Hutchinson names Assessment Coordination director

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named Bear Chaney the new director of the state Assessment Coordination Department.

Chaney, of Bella Vista, has more than 30 years of...


Bill to allow guns on college campuses advances

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require college campuses in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty members who hold concealed-carry permits to carry concealed handguns on campus advanced out of the House...

Special Friday recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

We at The Commercial have started receiving your favorite casserole recipes and ask you to keep them coming. While the Wednesday Accent page is the normal home for such fare, the recent snow and...


Scalia discusses constitution, government structure in Fort Smith

Feb 26, 2015 6:02pm

Addressing a crowd of more than 2,500 in Fort Smith on Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attempted to explain his commitment to the “real Constitution,”

“The Constitution...

Calendar of Events

Feb 26, 2015 6:02pm

This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O....


Defending state champions pass test from Lady Cardinals

Feb 26, 2015 7:02pm

MONTICELLO — This season’s Malvern girls team doesn’t boast the overall talent of the past few years, which includes back-to-back state championships, but they still have Raven Baker.



Guardsmen support State Police during wintry weather

Feb 26, 2015 6:02pm

The Arkansas National Guard 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team partnered with the Arkansas State Police during this week’s wintry weather.

Specifically, they were called to state active duty...