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Two new Dodge Durangos that have been ordered for the Monticello Police Department are not coming to Monticello. Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers addressed the Monticello City Council in its...
Splashing in a pool is one of the activities that many look forward to in the summer months. In Monticello, worries over whether or not repairs would be completed in time, combined with...
The Honorable Judge Bynum Gibson presided over court Tuesday, May 26, as the Drew County Courthouse opened back up to the public with some restrictions.  Defendants were brought to the court room...
Sounds of gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. Friday, May 22, on Hillcrest Street, when a domestic disturbance turned violent. Now, a Monticello man is facing four counts of battery in the first degree...
Arkansas Children’s has a message for families striving to protect their children during the COVID-19 pandemic: The best thing they can do is stay on top of vaccines, routine check-ups and...
Wednesday: Homeade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, frosted gelatin poke cake, wheat bread, milk Thursday: Chicken spaghetti, tossed salad, peaches with whipped topping, garlic sticks,...
The attached ordinace relating to solid waste rates being raised was on it's second reading at the Tuesday, May 26, Council meeting. It will go before the Council again during the June regular...
The proposed ordinance to raise sewer rates is attached. The ordinance was on the third reading but was also tabled along with the water rates ordinance until the next Council meeting.
The attached ordinance is the proposed ordinace for raising water rates. Discussion of the ordinance as well as suggestions for changes are still being made. Even though it was on it's third reading...
The Burn Ordinance has been hotly debated both times it has been read and discussed during City Council meetings. Several changes were made to the ordinance at the Tuesday, May 26, Council meeting....
Four individuals were shot during a domestic violence incident in Monticello near Hillcrest Road the night of Friday, May 22. According to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers, the suspect turned...
According to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers, a Monticello man is facing felony domestic battery charges as well as aggravated assault on a family member. According to Akers, MPD arrested...
Dozens of Arkansans have been on the lookout for Asian giant “murder hornets” after seeing numerous media reports about the invasive species in the United States. The bad news is that Asian...
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications from rice field owners to enroll in its expanded Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program. Landowners...
The University of Arkansas at Monticello hosted its commencement May 8, just as originally scheduled for their spring graduation event. However, in accordance with the UA System and Arkansas...
We are now 2 months into Arkansas’ response to COVID-19 so I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a perspective on what the Arkansas Foodbank is seeing during these unprecedented times.  Not...
A broken window was one of the signs a local pharmacy had been burglarized in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 12. Evidence left behind inside and outside the pharmacy was another sign. One...
Beef and pork processing rebounded last week after dropping sharply, while wholesale beef prices continued rocketing to new record highs, according to an analysis done by John Anderson, economist...
Meeting face-to-face for the first time since Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson ordered targeted shut downs across the state in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drew County Quorum court spent...
District Judge Bruce Anderson has announced that, due to a recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases, the District Court building will not reopen on May 18 but will continue to be closed...

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