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News | Posted 07/16/2020 - 3:59pm
A stolen truck and violence has kept Monticello Police Department busy in the passed week.  Within minutes of a Monticello City employee’s truck being stolen near McCloy Park inside a gated area, an arrest of a Pine Bluff man was made.  Larry Peifer, 50, of Pine Bluff, was arrested after a MPD Detective observed the stolen vehicle parked roughly a mile away at a local business during a search for the vehicle. After speaking with citizens at the business, the detective identified the last...
News | Posted 07/16/2020 - 3:49pm
Two Dermott residents are behind bars and facing charges after the shooting death of a 49-year-old man last week. According to Arkansas State Police, 27-year-old Mario Milton has been charged with first degree murder, terroristic threatening and first degree battery.  Alicia King, 24, is charged with hindering apprehension/prosecution. Arkansas State Police said Dermott Police were called to 925 Skipper Bridge Road around 12:22 a.m. Friday morning.  Just 45 minutes earlier, officers had...
News | Posted 07/15/2020 - 2:33pm
Cases continue to rise in the United States, as well as in Arkansas and in Drew County.  As of Tuesday, July 14 Arkansas had a total cumulative case count of 29,733 with 6,558 active recoveries. Drew County in the past week had a rise of 16 cases. Five new cases were reported on Thursday, July 9, the biggest increase of the week with the rest of the days ranging from no positive cases reported Friday, July 10, four reported Saturday, July 11, three cases reported for each day Sunday and...
News | Posted 07/15/2020 - 2:30pm
In an effort to quiet rumors surrounding the ongoing investigation in the death of Wilmar resident Marquis Martin, the Tenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office released the official cause of death in the case. According to the State Crime Lab medical examiner report, the cause of death was a gunshot wound with the manner being listed as a homicide. As rumors took over social media, speculation over the cause of death, along with suspects in the case grew.  “A lot was put out...
News | Posted 07/15/2020 - 2:26pm
Two Monticello residents have been charged with breaking or entering and theft of property from the Drew Central Concession stand during a basketball tournament held at the end of February. Drew Central employee, April Irons, 35, and parent volunteer Steven Stain, 50, have been charged separately, in unrelated incidents that occurred the same nights. According to documents from the Arkansas State Police and Drew County Sheriff’s Department, a surveillance video camera was placed in the...
News | Posted 07/13/2020 - 10:21am
Ouachita Baptist University has named more than 400 students to its Spring 2020 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours and have no incomplete or failing grade for the semester. Ouachita Baptist University, a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Ark., is entering its 134th year as a Christ-centered learning community. Its seven academic...
News | Posted 07/13/2020 - 10:19am
Arkansas State University has released the list of students who completed degree requirements to graduate at Spring Commencement. While the degree conferral date was Saturday, May 16, the Spring Commencement ceremony was postponed to Saturday, Aug. 8, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The university awarded diplomas at the associate, bachelor, master and doctoral levels, along with various program certificates, through the various colleges: Agriculture, Neil Griffin College of Business,...
News | Posted 07/13/2020 - 10:12am
How did you celebrate our nation’s birthday?  I hope you found a few minutes to reflect on what it means to be an American, and said a prayer and thanks for all those that went before us to make it possible for us to live, work, worship and speak freely.  I spent part of my holiday on a radio talk show hosted by State Senator Kim Hammer.  Senator Hammer is a Missionary Baptist pastor and hospice chaplain in Benton, who represents Senate District 33. His other guests were my friend, State...
News | Posted 07/13/2020 - 9:53am
University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced appointments for a new system-wide task force that will consider issues around racial equity at the campuses, divisions and units within the UA System. The UA System Task Force on Racial Equity is the result of a proposal made by John Goodson, chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, at a special meeting of the board on June 17, when he announced plans to appoint a task force to address racial...
News | Posted 07/10/2020 - 9:21am
*/ Friday:  Baked fish, potato au gratin, cabbage, seasonal fruit, brownie, roll, milk Monday: Breaded beef cutlet, mashed potatoes, white gravy, mixed veggies, peach crumble, roll, milk Tuesday: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit, chef’s choice dessert, milk Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, tomato gravy, carrots, banana pudding, roll, milk The Senior Center serves curbside lunch for citizens 60 and older for $2 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
News | Posted 07/08/2020 - 2:59pm
Safety at the polls and everyone feeling comfortable enough to vote is the goal of the Drew County Election Committee during a presidential election year complicated by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure the safety of citizens during the vote, the commission met Tuesday, June 9, to plan. “How to provide safe and sanitary voting,” said Lyna Gulledge, Drew County Clerk, when asked about the meeting. “We want the voters and the public to understand we do care about them and we...
News | Posted 07/08/2020 - 2:55pm
“Our first concern as a university is always the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” said University of Arkansas at Monticello Chancellor Peggy Doss in her email message to campus Wednesday, July 1. It is because of this concern, she says, that a plan has been devised by a pandemic response committee to prioritize the safe reopening of all three UAM campuses for the fall 2020 semester. Classes will resume August 19 in person, with social distancing measures in place. The...
News | Posted 07/08/2020 - 2:40pm
Life long Drew County resident, John Carter, has announced his candidacy for the Monticello City Council, Ward 4.  Carter is a father, husband and member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He has served his community as a Monticello fireman and city police officer as well as Supervisory Agent of the 10th Drug Task Force.  “My decision to run for City Council stems from my love of Monticello,” says Carter. “I went to school here, my children go to school here and I care about my community. I want...
News | Posted 07/08/2020 - 2:30pm
Discussion over the barring of Drew County Collector Tonya Loveless and her staff from the Drew County Courthouse was the reason for a special call meeting of the Drew County Quorum Court Monday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse courtroom. Loveless, who appeared via zoom with attorney Brian Johnson of Hot Springs representing her, will be allowed to return to the Courthouse and her office on Friday, July 10, following a motion by Justice of the Peace Rene Knowles.  The meeting began with...
News | Posted 07/06/2020 - 10:48am
Help for homeowners and renter affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds on Sunday, April 12, in Drew County may be available through the State of Arkansas. Homeowners and renters in Cleveland, Drew, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Ouachita and Phillips Counties affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds may be eligible for disaster assistance through the State of Arkansas Individual Assistance program.   Individuals whose primary residence was destroyed or...

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