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Charles McNew

Dec 18, 2014 9:12pm

Charles Scott McNew, III, 86, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, December 18, 2014.

He was born March 25, 1928 in Pine Bluff, son of Charles, Jr. and Kathleen “Shine” Herring McNew.


Dorris Burt

Dec 18, 2014 8:12pm

Mrs. Dorris Burt, 72, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed, December 18, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Newly formed panel on officials’ salaries holds first meeting

Dec 18, 2014 8:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A newly created citizens’ commission charged with setting pay levels for elected state officials held its first meeting Thursday and signaled it would not rush to make any decisions...

Raise for Bielema on the horizon?

Dec 18, 2014 8:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema is one of four head coaches wrapping up his second season in the Southeastern Conference.

He’s the only one of the four that hasn’t...


Ex-DHS employees accused of scheming to steal from summer food program

Dec 18, 2014 8:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Two former state Department of Human Services employees are among three people indicted on federal charges of conspiring to steal money from a government program that provides summer...

Texas Bowl sold out

Dec 18, 2014 7:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas and Texas will play in front of a sellout crowd when they meet in Houston’s NRG Stadium on Dec. 29.

The Texas Bowl announced Thursday that all single-game tickets...

Appeals Court rejects Collins appeal in Gould lawsuit

Dec 18, 2014 6:12pm

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. was correct when he threw out a garnishment filed against the city of Gould by a former employee.

Talvin Collins...

Children’s area at main library to be renovated

Dec 18, 2014 6:12pm

The children’s area at the main library will get some renovations next year after a vote by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Board of Trustees last week.

Library Director Mike...

Museum board discusses qualifications for director position

Dec 18, 2014 6:12pm

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed the qualifications needed for the next museum director.

The position became vacant because...

Taylor Elementary principal thankful for Christmas Card Fund

Dec 18, 2014 5:12pm

Taylor Elementary School Principal Tammie Canada is thankful that her school has money available from The Commercial’s Christmas Card Fund to help students who are in need.