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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...
“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...
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...
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,...
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...
A global health crisis and its attendant economic impacts, unusually wet weather and an ongoing trade dispute with China had a discouraging effect on Arkansas growers’ acreage decisions for some...
A special call meeting has been scheduled for Monday, July 6, at 6 p.m. in the Drew County Courthouse to address the closure of the County Collector Tonya Loveless' office following her decision for...
The Arkansas Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Foundation honored C.C. (Cliff) Gibson III of Gibson & Keith, Monticello, with the James H. McKenzie Professionalism Award in recognition of...
The Desha/Drew Cattlemen’s Association and guests enjoyed meeting outside, under the trees at Town & Country Feed and Trailer Store on Hwy 425 South of Monticello, June 18.  President Jason...
Both local school districts, Monticello and Drew Central, have released information on the return to school on Thursday, Aug. 13, as originally scheduled and the options parents and students have...
Along with most of the state of Arkansas, Drew County saw a sharp increase in cases in the past week with an increase of 58.5% in cases. From Thursday, June 25 through Monday, June 30, the county...
Refusal to take a COVID-19 test by Drew County Collector, Tonya Loveless, and her employees, has resulted in Drew County Judge Robert Akin barring Loveless and staff from the Drew County Courthouse...
Showing appreciation to local law enforcement was the goal of Shady Grove Baptist Church who hosted a fish fry Wednesday, June 24, for the Monticello Police Department and Drew County Sheriff’s...
  Thursday:  Hamburgers, lettuce tomato onion, french fries, fruit, pea salad, brownie, milk Friday:  Closed in observance of Independence Day Monday:  Turkey croissant, lettuce tomato, carrot...
Amy James, a senior at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician...
The anger and frustration brought on by the horrific deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of those charged with protecting the public have pointed a spotlight on the need for reform. We...
These are uncertain, divided times for our nation. Unemployment is at mind-boggling levels, a virus we still don’t fully understand is stifling the course of ordinary life, many businesses are...
As Arkansas began Phase Two of its gradual reopening of businesses and social activities, the governor issued three executive orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. The first provides...
Last Friday during the Arkansas Legislative Council meeting, we considered reports of 15 standing subcommittees, heard the May 2020 monthly General Revenue Report and considered communications from...
As Arkansas continues to struggle through the COVID-19 health crisis and subsequent economic recession, Arkansans’ views on the job performances of some of its most notable leaders are worth...

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