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Victoria Pedraza, escorted by Lt. Tim Nichols of the Drew County Sheriff’s Department, exits the courthouse after giving her testimony on Monday.
Daniel Pedraza, 24, of Monticello, pleaded guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter, Aubriana Coke. With the plea of guilty already on the record, Prosecuting...
Daniel Pedraza is escorted out of the Drew County Courthouse elevator by Circuit Court Bailiff Jim Lee after entering his guilty plea to the court.
Defense Attorney Jeff Rosenzweig spent the majority of his time trying to discredit Victoria Pedraza’s testimony, during this week’s sentencing phase of the trial against his client, Daniel Pedraza,...
The city of Monticello, Ark. is gearing up for Thursday, June 27, when residents will get a unique opportunity to take a brief, yet first hand look into automotive history. Beginning at approximately...
According to samples taken and tested by the Arkansas Department of Health, the sodium levels at one of Monticello’s water wellheads measured above 61 parts per million and that was enough to require...
The Drew Memorial Hospital board of directors voted to give employees a two percent raise, effective Oct. 1., during the regular monthly board meeting Wednesday. Chief Financial Official Shannon...
With winter weather already impacting Arkansas, and ice storm warnings in effect for Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe declared a statewide disaster for Arkansas Thursday afternoon. Combined with...
Electric cooperatives across Arkansas are on alert. The 17 local electric cooperatives have been planning and preparing for the predicted winter storm for several days.   Their efforts include...
Beginning October 22, 2013, the City of Monticello will pick up yard waste at residences inside city limits.  The yard waste must be bagged.  Items not bagged will not be picked up. To schedule a...
Local attorney Charles “Cliff” Gibson, III can add another line to his already lengthy resume. Gibson was appointed to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees last week by Gov. Mike Beebe and...
A city ordinance regarding the sale of alcohol was the main item of business discussed at Thursday night’s regularly scheduled Monticello City Council meeting. The original ordinance, drafted and...
Members of the Drew Central School District’s faculty and staff joined community members to gather Monday evening for the special called school board meeting and announcement of the District’s new...
A Drew County sheriff’s deputy who was shot twice last Wednesday while checking a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot of Big Jax convenience store in Monticello (which was closed at the time of the...
A 25-year old Monticello man was arrested Saturday after the Drew County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to 2519 Highway 425 N. in reference to a family disturbance with weapons call. Hunter Dial...
Class 4A, District 8 games (all Friday) Monticello at Dumas, 7 p.m. Crossett at Lake Village Lakeside, 7 p.m. DeWitt at Star City, 7 p.m. Warren at Hamburg, 7 p.m. Class 3A, District 6 games (all...
Head of the Class Childcare & Learning Center of Monticello held its annual “Mini Miracle March III… Give the Boot to Breast Cancer,” on Friday, morning. According to Rev. Shay Gillespie, co-...
South Arkansas Growth Organization, Inc., is a new non-profit community development corporation working to improve and grow the economy, culture and communities of South Arkansas. According to...
The Woods of Monticello, along with Pam Hackett, director and clinical educator of Arkansas Saves, invite the public to attend a presentation on stroke awareness at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at...
Governor Mike Beebe has appointed several Southeast Arkasnas residents to boards and commissions, including: Glen Dabney of Monticello, who was reappointed to the Arkansas Geographic Information...

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