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Six months ahead of the general election, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., holds an 11-point advantage among registered voters over Republican challenger Tom Cotton, according to a new NBC News-Marist...
A 10 percent increase in tuition and fees may sound like a lot but it’s not for the university that has the lowest tuition and fees in the University of Arkansas System and among the lowest among the...
The plans have been finalized and released for the Thursday’s The Great Race event to be held in downtown Monticello. The Great Race, which began on June 22 at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn...
Sean Tumlison wants to be a positive role model for Monticello’s youth. “I’ve always wanted to work with younger kids even when I was a teenager,” he said. He is also active in his church, where he...
The Drew County Quorum Court discussed the findings of a recent inspection at the court house Monday night during it’s regular monthly meeting. According to Drew County Judge Robert Akin, Morris and...
Nine inmates who are challenging the state’s lethal injection law have asked a circuit judge for summary judgment in their favor. On the same day the plaintiffs’ motion was filed, the state asked the...
Drew Central School Board approved a one-time holiday staff bonus during the board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting Thursday night. The board voted for the bonuses as follows: • $750 for all...
<em>Editor’s Note: Jessica Whitaker is a senior at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Tillar and will be writing a column on farming each week throughout the summer. Her family has been farming...
Senior citizens go through a lot  of different changes in their lives as they age.  Many senior adults have trouble adjusting to these changes. In an effort to help seniors learn to deal with the...
The Monticello City Council appointed Paige Chase, wife of the Dr. Tim Chase, to fulfill her husband’s council seat until the end of his existing term, which ends Dec. 31, 2016. Mayor  Zack Tucker...
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held one of a series of meeting last night in Monticello. The statewide meetings we to address proposed regulation change to the Arkansas deer season since...
Even though the students are away, there is still no time to play for the maintenance staff at Drew Central, who is working to complete much needed repairs all over the campus before classes come...
Although I don't have a copy of any decision, the media reports are that the Pulaski County Circuit Court has issued an additional Order declaring "all" Arkansas laws prohibiting same sex marriage,...
Hunter education classes and a series of nature nights will be offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community...
On the third day of trial, the defense began day two of their testimony. Defense attorney Sara Hartness called Jackey M. Bostian, 27, of Monticello who was charged with first degree murder and first...
During the evening hours Wednesday, Deputy Jeremy Chapman, of Drew County Sheriff's Office, was dispatched to Carter Road after receiving reports of a "white, male subject' walking down the road and...
With the school just around the corner, the 21st Century Learning Center is gearing up for another school year as well. Gayle Brown, director of the local 21st Century Learning Center, confirmed...
On Thursday, the Drew Central School Board recognized a fourth grade teacher for earning National Teacher Certification. Superintendent Mike Johnston said earning a national certification is no easy...
A wildfire that began Thursday afternoon in Drew County just west of Monticello near the small community of Wilmar continued to rage into the evening hours before being contained at 1:45 a.m. Friday...

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