Arts & Science Center Brings Theater to Viewers with ‘Clue: Stay at Home’
Craft beer & the law: Webinar to discuss legal considerations for breweries
Arkansas PBS to broadcast Supreme Court hearings
Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook Available Now
Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
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...
News | Posted 04/16/2020 - 9:29am
As any former and current Junior and Senior in High Schools across the United States knows, the American College Testing, can determine a lot about one’s future, from the amount of scholarships that will be available to them, to if they get accepted into college, for one local family, the ACT wasn’t a problem for their student. Kathleen “Kate” Jackson, daughter of Stuart and Christy Jackson of Little Rock, and granddaughter of Mary Emily and the late Frank Jackson of Monticello, and a...
News | Posted 04/16/2020 - 9:24am
Severe weather with straight-line winds and tornados tore across the southern United States Sunday, April 12, leaving over one million people without electricity, over 128,000 in Arkansas. Drew County suffered along with the rest of the states with the storms knocking power out and leaving over 5,770 customers still effected as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. As residents left their houses Monday, April 13, debris and power-lines littered the streets and gas was a hot commodity as only a...
News | Posted 04/16/2020 - 9:11am
Ninety-three new Arkansas foster families from 32 counties participated in The CALL’s first-ever online training to prepare to accept children removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, the faith-based nonprofit has helped 2,400 families open their homes to foster or adopt through the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services. The CALL recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive families in 52 counties. With face-to-face trainings cancelled because of the...
News | Posted 04/13/2020 - 9:41am
As over one million people across the south wake up with severe storm damage and no power, linemen are getting busy to restore electricity to everyone as soon as possible. Entergy Arkansas has a few requests of their customers as the work to safely restore power to the area as quickly as possible. “Customers should refrain from approaching utility workers, especially during the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. Interruptions will slow workers’ progress under normal conditions, but the...
News | Posted 04/10/2020 - 4:27pm
For some students the end of the school year hit a little harder than for others, especially those who were in their senior year of high school and college. Spring sports, proms, graduation ceremonies, all disappeared overnight. In an effort to recognize those students who are missing out on so many of American society's milestones, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello High School and Drew Central High School will be honoring the graduating class of 2020 by turning all stadium...
News | Posted 04/09/2020 - 3:07pm
Kalkomey, the online source for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Hunter and Boating Education programs, is offering a special 25 percent discount on online courses for Hunter Education and Boating Education certification for two weeks in response to the coronavirus and the cancellation of in-person courses.  From April 8-22, anyone taking Arkansas Hunter or Boating Education courses may visit the following websites and enter these codes for their discount: Boating Education Course (www....


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