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The county and the city are still at odds over the tornado siren project after a meeting Monday that became argumentative at times and ended with little being accomplished. Drew County Judge Robert...
A Monticello man who was working in a home in Fordyce installing a satellite for DISH earlier this month has been arrested and charged with the alleged sexual assault of a 3-year old girl. According...
Kim Greer, Drew Central’s director of instruction, announced the District’s status as measured by the Benchmark exams last year during Monday night’s Report to the Public, which is required by state...
A Wilmar man found himself in the midst of flames and smoke Thursday afternoon as a wildfire raged just off of Highway 278 West near Wilmar. When he dialed 911, 30-year veteran dispatcher Gail Hyatt...
installed its elected officers for 2007 in an open meeting Tuesday night. The lodge was formed in Monticello in 1850, and 156 years later it is still active, growing and doing charitable and...
The Southeast Arkansas Cornerstone Coalition is now accepting applications for communities, and community projects, to participate in the Cornerstone Leadership Development Institute’s S.E.E.D....
Options, Inc. was started when a small number of individuals saw the need of Domestic Violence Victims and their Children.  A survey was conducted through law enforcement and court systems in 1989 in...
Matt Miles of McGehee has become the first Arkansas grower to break the 100-bushel per-acre barrier two years in a row. Last week the Miles squeaked over the mark, harvesting 100.609 bushels per acre...
Anyone who has ever been to the Drew County community of Winchester when it’s warm has likely noticed people fishing in Coon Bayou, which runs through the middle of town. But, what most don’t realize...
The Arkansas Forest Festival planning committee is making the final preparations for the second annual festival, which will be held in McCloy Park on April 1-2. The festival, which is hosted by the...
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon officers with the Arkansas State Police responded to the scene of an accident where this tractor-trailer, hauling a load of logs, rolled over in the curve...
Throughout his term as Mayor of the city of Monticello, the late Allen Maxwell recognized a dire need to revitalize the city water and sewer system. During this time, Maxwell had worked with city...
Circuit Court Judge Bynum Gibson ruled on Tuesday that 24-year-old Daniel Pedraza is competent to stand trial next week for allegedly murdering his two-year-old stepdaughter, Aubriana Coke, in  early...
P.F. Mays and Associates filed a lawsuit against the Monticello mayor and city council for rejecting their bid for economic development services in late 2014 and awarding the contract for service to...
Monticello Superintendent Bobby Harper recognized the members of the school board during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Harper explained that January has been proclaimed school board...
Just days after announcing she would withdraw from the District 9 race, Arkansas State Representative Sheilla Lampkin has passed away. Lampkin, 70, died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Baptist Health...
The Drew Central School Board discussed the new custodial service during its regular board meeting Thursday night. Superintendent Billy Williams told the board the service the district has been...
The bond among firemen is as strong as their willingness to put themselves in harms way to serve their communities. An unknown fire critic once wrote, “If you were to take a firefighter and strip...
Drew County Deputy, Jeremy Chapman was shot twice during a routine traffic stop that occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. Wednesday. Nicholas Bray, 34, of Cleveland County, left the scene after the...
The DMH Auxiliary president Norma Hogue and Laura Smith present administrator Micheal Layfield a $12,000 check Wednesday. 

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