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City Council improves meetings; two departments affected by COVID-19
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:24pm
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of 100 changes to the AGFC Code of Regulations at today’s regularly scheduled meeting.  Although concerns for the current coronavirus emergency prevented the normal formal meeting at one location, a teleconference was held and was made publicly available through the agency’s YouTube page and a special emergency proclamation was issued to carry forward with today’s meeting. Many of the regulations changes proposed today were the...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:08pm
Greetings, Monticellonians. I hope you are finding safe and creative ways to make it through during this unprecedented time.  I would like to send out a sincere thank you to all of the contractors and citizens who have been working with us since January 1 with the updated permit regulations. These efforts are keeping our citizens safe by insuring that licensed and bonded professionals are conducting the work. The City employees have worked hard to make this process as easy as possible for...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 12:04pm
Annually, May is recognized as Foster Care Awareness Month, this year is no different.  According to the website childwelfare.gov, Foster Care Awareness month is “a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policy makers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” For 2020, the theme for national Foster Care Awareness Month is “Foster care as a support to...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:57am
One burglary suspect, Omarion Foster, 18, was arrested last week by the Monticello Police Department and the Federal Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms following an early morning burglary of a local sporting goods store Thursday, April 23.  Numerous handguns were stolen in the burglary, according to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers, some of which have been recovered.  “The first arrest was made late Thursday afternoon,” said Akers. “More arrests will follow.”...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:52am
Residents in Drew County who have not responded to the 2020 U.S. Census have received or will be receiving another reminder in the mail soon, along with an estimated 69 million other households who have not responded to the census across the nation. Around 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  “The City of Monticello has a 45.9% self response rate as of Monday,  April...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:49am
Questions and concerns about an ordinance to amend Ordinance number 1981-572, which defines and limits conditions for open burning within the city limits of Monticello, dominated the city council meeting Tuesday, April 28, which took place over the social media platform Zoom and Facebook Live.  The questions began when Alderman Mike Wigley stated he had a few questions and concerns about the ordinance. “I have had citizens as late as today ask me some things about this,” Wigley told the...
News | Posted 04/30/2020 - 11:45am
The Monticello Police Department unveiled their recently renovated Humvee the department plans to use for promotional events. Razorback Body shop and Ray’s Custom Fabrication, both Monticello businesses, donated the time and effort to remodel the department Humvee. The department hopes to use the Humvee to promote community events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  */
News | Posted 04/27/2020 - 5:55pm
LITTLE ROCK (April 27, 2020) – The Arkansas Department of Commerce announced today the Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) broadband grant program will now begin accepting applications. The ARC program will provide grants to expand the broadband footprint in rural Arkansas. Rules for the program were approved in February by the Legislature. Applicants for grants may include cities, counties and unincorporated communities with internet service providers.   The high-speed broadband...
News | Posted 04/27/2020 - 9:59am
Driving through town, citizens of Monticello may have noticed  a new addition to the Monticello Police Department fleet of vehicles, they can expect two more.  “Normally every year we get a new vehicle,” said Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers. “We weren’t able to get any last year, so we are very thankful for the Mayor and the City Council for approving three for this year.” According to Akers, the MPD fleet is getting older with mounting maintenance costs and high mileage on the...
News | Posted 04/24/2020 - 4:45pm
District Judge Bruce Anderson has announced further changes to the District Court calendar. These are as follows:   -cases which are set for Tuesday, May 5, are reset to Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at8 8:30 AM.   -cases which are set for Tuesday, May 19, are reset to Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at8 8:30 AM.   -cases which are set for Tuesday, May 21, are reset to Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at8 8:30 AM.   - There will be no in-person open court session on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.   The District Court...
News | Posted 04/23/2020 - 4:00pm
A local business suffered a burglary sometime on Wednesday night, April 22 or early Thursday morning, April 23. several handguns were stolen and the Monticello Police Department is offering a cash reward for information that will assist in the investigation and leads to the recovery of the firearms and/or an arrest of the suspects involved, according to a police department press release. Anyone with information regarding the burglary that occuresd on the night of April 22 or the morning of...
News | Posted 04/23/2020 - 12:36pm
CROSSETT, Arkansas (April 23, 2020) – Cynergy Cargo, an enclosed cargo trailer manufacturer headquartered in Douglas, Georgia, today announced that it is building a new facility in the Crossett Industrial Park. The company plans to hire 70 new, fulltime employees within 24 months. Among the available positions are carpenters, welders, and electricians, including others. “I want to thank Cynergy Cargo for having the vision of moving forward and having faith in the future of our...
News | Posted 04/21/2020 - 11:42am
  LITTLE ROCK, AR – A team of 13 inspectors from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Standards continues to provide critical consumer protection services during the COVID-19 pandemic and has increased the number of fuel quality checks it conducts across the state.  Fuel sampling procedures have been modified to incorporate COVID-19 health and safety precautions for the protection of the public and inspectors. “Helping prevent problems caused by contaminated fuel is one way...
News | Posted 04/17/2020 - 2:06pm
Soft Pastures Present Problems If you drive on US Highway 425, past the University of Arkansas at Monticello beef herd, near campus, you can see cattle standing in a muddy feedlot. “That’s despite the feedlot being built on an elevated hill.”   According to UAM Beef Farm Manager Greg Montgomery, “there is no place for moisture to go ‘round’ here”.   “When the water is standing on a hill, what you gonna do?  Deal with it.”  Montgomery is the manager of about 265 acres of pastureland, He...
News | Posted 04/17/2020 - 9:12am
Arkansas PBS will continue to support at-home learning for the duration of school closures due to COVID-19 and has expanded its viewing options for “Arkansas AMI” – streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 8th grade students – to include livestreaming, new broadcast channels in gap areas and access through mobile apps and OTT devices. The educational programming and classroom materials are produced in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education’s...


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