Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
Rice acreage may cushion economic impacts of COVID on Arkansas farms
Attoney General Alert: Watch for seeds; do not open them
Arkansas Department of Agriculture Issues Reminder about Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Animal Movement Restrictions in Arkansas
Sewer repairs underway; watch for letters
News | Posted 03/25/2020 - 10:44am
A $25,000 reward is being offered as the Drew County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas State Police continue to investigate and ask for any information regarding the death of 26-year-old Wilmar man Marquis Martin.  Marquis was last seen on video surveillance Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Murphy USA gas station in Monticello shortly after leaving work at the local McDonalds. Marquis was then believed to have left Murphy’s and was driven to his home in Wilmar and dropped off at his residence.  On...
News | Posted 03/20/2020 - 10:46am
Arkansas Community Foundation is accepting proposals for $1,000 mini-grants for organizations responding to the immediate needs of vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will help organizations maintain their operations and respond to increased demand from clients during this first phase of pandemic relief. Nonprofit organizations with 501c3 status, churches, hospitals, schools or government entities based anywhere in Arkansas are eligible to apply. Priority will...
News | Posted 03/13/2020 - 9:44am
The Monticello McDonald’s restaurant, 369 Highway 425 North, will donate 10% of proceeds on Monday, March, 16 to help support the family of employee Marquis Martin. Martin’s body was discovered on Saturday, March 7, after a nearly month long search. He had been missing since Sunday, Feb. 9, and the investigation into his death is still underway. Donations will support Martin’s family, including his four-year-old son and help cover funeral expenses. “Marquis’ disappearance, the search and...
News | Posted 03/11/2020 - 4:55pm
*/ It’s time to cut loose at the 2020 Weevil Stampede!   This week top notch college cowboys and cowgirls from eight states will meet at the Drew County Fairgrounds to match skills in rodeo events.  The rodeo runs From Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14.  UAM Coach Rusty Jones says this marks the 15th year for the Drew County Event. He says more than 220 men and women will be participating.   The UAM Rodeo Team is consistently competitive at both the regional and national level...
News | Posted 03/07/2020 - 6:11pm
Just outside of Wilmar, Saturday, March 7, the search for 26-year-old Marquis Martin ended when a body, that was later identified as Martin, was discovered at approximately 7:05 a.m. and pronounced dead on the scene by the Drew County Coroner at 9:40 a.m. Martin, who has last seen on surveillance camera at Murphy's USA gas station on 425 in Monticello on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 9:21 p.m., was later reported missing to a Monticello dispatcher on Tuesday, Feb. 11, after failing to show up to work on...
News | Posted 03/05/2020 - 12:14pm
Drew Memorial Health System board members learned Wednesday, Feb. 27 that DMHS employees had not received their discretionary 401(k) contributions from 2018 that were expected by employees to be deposited in September of 2019. DMHS Administration stated that in early February the Health System had sent out letters to employees informing them that low cash flow in September, caused the administration to put off the contributions until the hospital had improved cash flow and planned to meet the...
News | Posted 03/04/2020 - 9:01am
The Arkansas Bar Association is seeking nominations for its first ever Arkansas Legal Hall of Fame. Launching in 2020, the Legal Hall of Fame will honor Arkansas’ greatest lawyers, most revered institutions, most treasured traditions and other legends of the Bar. The 2020 class will be inducted at a ceremony on Thursday, September 24, in Little Rock. The Legal Hall of Fame is presented by Arkansas Business.   “The Legal Hall of Fame will help us recognize the men and women who have made an ...
News | Posted 03/03/2020 - 4:59pm
The Homegrown by Heroes Scholarship applications are due very soon. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas are partnering to provide two $1,500 Homegrown by Heroes academic scholarships to military veterans and active military personnel, their spouses, and children who are pursuing a degree in agriculture. Funding for the scholarships is generously provided by Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas. Online applications are due March 16, 2020 and are...
News | Posted 03/02/2020 - 3:32pm
Registration is now open for the 2020 Arkansas Rural Development Conference, the state’s annual event geared toward anyone interested in improving the quality of life in Arkansas’ rural communities. Hosted by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Division of Rural Services, this year's conference will be held May 19-21 at the Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro. “The Rural Development Conference is a great way for communities across Arkansas to come together to network and...
News | Posted 03/02/2020 - 3:26pm
The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold a Public Involvement Meeting for the subject project on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Monticello High School (Gymnasium), located at 390 Clyde Ross Dr. in Monticello.  This "open house" meeting is for interested citizens to view displays, ask questions, and offer comments about the proposed project.   
News | Posted 02/28/2020 - 11:50am
Talk of an updated website for the city dominated the conversation at the Monticello City Council regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25. Ace One Technologies out of Jonesboro sent native Monticellonian Drake Hill to talk to the Council about the web design and hosting services they offer and what they could do to provide information to the citizens of Monticello and the surrounding areas.  According to Hill, he feels there is a disconnect between the city and millennials and in order to heal...
News | Posted 02/27/2020 - 3:38pm
   From The Vault: Works from the Permanent Collection Exhibition — Opens Saturday, Feb. 22 ASC’s newest exhibition “From the Vault” showcases recent acquisitions to ASC’s Permanent Collection. It includes recent work by Rex Deloney, Rashawn Penister and Kasten Searles. The exhibition demonstrates ASC's commitment to collecting the artwork of Arkansas artists, African American artists, and artists of the Delta. “From the Vault” is sponsored by the Kline Family Foundation, and is on view in the...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:51pm
 Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Arkansas small businesses of the March 9, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms and flooding in Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell counties that that occurred May 21 – June 14, 2019. According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses,...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:50pm
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  will host the Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala Saturday, April 25, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. With Waste Management as the title sponsor, the black-tie event will begin with a reception and art auction at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m.  Themed, “A Night in ‘Nawlins,” the annual gala will continue its tradition of celebrating and paying tribute to individuals who have distinguished themselves professionally and in service to...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:49pm
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman French Hill announced the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will receive a $5.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for taxiway reconstruction.   “The Little Rock airport is a key component of our state’s transportation infrastructure. This investment will allow the airport to make necessary improvements so it can continue to meet the needs of Arkansas travelers and businesses,” Boozman said. “I’m...

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