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A federal judge upheld the constitutionality of lethal injection procedures used in Arkansas for carrying out the death penalty. A group of inmates on death row had challenged the protocol used...
Last week the Joint Education Committee met Monday and Tuesday, with reports from our adequacy study, including ones from the Bureau of Legislative Research.  We reviewed Arkansas and other states...
To my fellow Monticellonians and Monticello Merchants, Your senior citizen center needs your help! Our Monticello senior citizens have participated in the National Meals for Seniors fundraiser to...
Over the years of my life I have known many police officers. Some were great men and women who dreamed of being law enforcement since they were little and have gone into the profession for the...
*/ What a difference six years can make. In 2014, Tom Cotton, then a Republican U.S. Representative, ran against Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, a two-term incumbent, former Arkansas Attorney...
As the U.S. continues to get creative with ways to stay connected and safe from the dagers of COVID-19, The Old State House Museum is offering kids a virtual camp. From Monday, July 13, through...
The COVID-19 outbreak has coincided with a demand for locally-sourced meat, according to Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim dean of graduate studies for the University...
Good character and community service is what Betty Ann Findley believed was essential to an individual’s success. When a memorial scholarship was established in her name in 2019, good character and...
People interested in chasing an Arkansas alligator on public land and water this fall have until midnight June 30 to put their name in the hat. Applications for the 2020 Arkansas alligator season...
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible...
Several local high school seniors have been awarded the Drew County Charity Alumni Basketball Scholarship.  Recipients of the 2020 Drew Counts Charity Alumni Basketball scholarship are Blaine...
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces students who have made the Dean's and Chancellor’s List for the spring 2020 semester. UA Little Rock recognizes superior academic performance at...
Monticello Police arrested Jackie Sharp, 36, on charges of Second Degree Battery after Sharp attacked an on duty campus police officer at a local gas station last week before fleeing the scene. ...
Once upon a time, the phrase “coming to a screen near you” meant a new cinematic feat was on its way, either in movie theaters or, more cozily, your living room. Between the ongoing COVID-19...
Raising his right hand during a virtual swearing in ceremony, Paul W. Keith, of Hamburg, was sworn in as the President of the Arkansas Bar Association on Friday, June 12. The swearing-in ceremony...
The effect of COVID-19 on Arkansas’ unemployment rate in April varied by county, but also turned the typical rural versus urban unemployment rate trend on its head, according to a study released by...
In a show of solidarity within the community, the Monticello Police Department has implemented a safeguard to already existing use of force policies and procedures.  “We have a clear policy on...
LITTLE ROCK, AR –The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced today that the deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship has been extended to August 1 with modified eligibility...
June is Men’s Health Month, Dr. Janette Wheat, Cooperative Extension Program specialist and professor of human development and family studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. ...
We’ve witnessed a lot of frightening and discouraging scenes over the last few weeks. Already in the midst of a pandemic, our nation has been further gripped by turmoil and grief in the aftermath...

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