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CenterPoint Energy is asking its Arkansas customers to continue temporarily conserving natural gas by lowering their thermostat settings at least through Monday, Feb. 22. Even though temperatures are...
Entergy Arkansas is asking all customers – including residential, commercial and industrial – to decrease their electrical usage from 5 to 10 p.m., due to direction from reliability coordinator...
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Entergy, CenterPoint Energy and Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas are requesting Arkansans conserve electricity and gas usage during the current winter...
University of Arkansas at Monticello Vice Chancellor for Advancement Jeff Weaver, Mainline physician Dr. Kerry Pennington, UAM Chancellor Dr. Peggy Doss, City Drug Pharmacist Nikki Hood, Mainline CEO Alan Nichols, and Prescription Pad Pharmacist Brian Smith pause during the COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at UAM.
Local healthcare providers distributed 553 COVID-19 vaccines across three University of Arkansas at Monticello campuses in the first week of February. From Monday through Thursday of last week,...
In a long and busy meeting Monday, Feb. 8, the Drew County Quorum Court discussed adding employees, possible increase in trash rates, marking driveways with 911 address signs, employee COVID leave...
The Senate has voted to exempt last year’s unemployment benefits from state income taxes, to help people who lost their jobs because of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 236...
In accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for...
GOING ON NOW City recycling guidelines Each Wednesday, barring a catastrophe, the city of Monticello is accepting recyclable items at the Transfer Station within the following guidelines: 1)...
The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and Presidential Scholars for the fall 2020 semester. Recognition on the Dean's List or as a Presidential Scholar is based on grades...
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has announced that it has elected Mark Simpson as chair and Jeremy Sparks as vice-chair on its 2021 board of commissioners. Simpson and Sparks follow a...
After a season of volatile markets, unforgiving weather patterns and a global pandemic, federal crop insurance will play a key role in keeping many agricultural producers afloat in 2021. Although...
Editor’s Note: Love is defined by Mirriam-Webster dictionary as  “(noun ): an assurance of affection.” Along with that definition is a plethora of other entries. Poets and writers have been trying to...
  The Monticello Downtown Network was awarded Arkansas Historic Preservation funds to distribute directly to small businesses in the Downtown Network district through our mini-grant program. The...
Pictured are left to right Anely and her GT Teacher, Morgan Temple
Anely Jean-Francois placed first in the Question of the Month presented by the GT Specialist, Stephanie Hollis, at the local Cooperative.  For January, students were asked to invent an indoor game to...
Drew County lost one more person in the fight against COVID-19 this week, adding an additional death on Monday, Feb. 8,  bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 34. Drew County logged a...
  The Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Arkansas Century Farm program. This program recognizes Arkansas families who have owned and farmed the...
Students, teachers and parents have adapted to the challenges created by COVID-19. Last year, Arkansas educators were forced to teach online in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As...
Arkansas State University announces the list of students who completed degree requirements to graduate at Fall Commencement, held Dec. 20 in Centennial Bank Stadium.  The outdoor ceremony was...
Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on its Russellville campus for the fall 2020 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and...
The application deadline for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/1890 National Scholars Program is Jan. 31, Belinda Demmings Bell, USDA liaison for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,...

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