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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...
Little Rock, AR -- The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is reminding Arkansans that they must ensure any livestock they purchase or receive from other states meets the State and Federal import...
Little Rock, AR— May 5, 2020 — Each May since 1988, National Foster Care Month has raised awareness of the needs of children and teens in foster care across Arkansas.   When children cannot stay with...
As Arkansas enters phase one of its reopening plan, customers and workers across the state will be returning to facilities that have experienced reduced water use in recent weeks. It’s critical that...
The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Executive Committee has announced plans to hold the 64th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival on the traditional date, the second full weekend in June....
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Now more than ever, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is committed to providing high-quality mental health care while keeping Veterans safe from...
In a University of Arkansas System board meeting Monday, May 4, trustees and leadership resolved to begin preparing System campuses to open for in-person classes in the fall semester. Campuses...
Despite the statewide school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, student teams from 25 Arkansas schools and school districts managed to finish the Stock Market GameTM program to take top...

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