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The Polar Plunge, held at UAM Weevil Pond, raised $12,699.77 for Area 12 Special Olympics. The Drew County Sheriff's Department raised the most money by raising $3,000 for the event. South Arkansas...
January is typically a time when school districts look at their contracts for superintendents. Drew Central and Monticello School Districts are no different as both districts decided to extend the...
One local race was unofficially decided Tuesday night during the primary election when Incumbent Wilmar Mayor Candidate Curley Jackson Sr. defeated Nodgy Lee Merritt by a count of 78-28, gaining 73....
A class from AARP is helping Arkansans be smart about driving, and about when not to drive. According to Steve Gregory, who coordinates the program for the state AARP, it’s designed to help people...
Pat Savage Montgomery, former Drew County Circuit Clerk, pled guilty to abusing her office and falsification of business records, both misdemeanor charges, Friday morning. The felony charge of theft...
Drew Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors reviewed the five bids that were submitted for the upcoming $31 million expansion project, which will include a new surgery center, labor and delivery and...
While all Saturdays and Fridays of the Drew County Salvation Army Kettle Drive have been filled, volunteers are still needed for the days of Friday, December 1, and Friday, December 15, according to...
Personnel matters took center stage at Drew Central’s regular monthly school board meeting Thursday night. The board hired the following employees: Ashley Metzer, high school teacher; David Shockwell...
As I stated in my earlier communication to you, this is a fast changing matter, and I write you now to update my opinion that you should continue to obey the prohibition of Arkansas law against...
The Monticello High School Safe Prom Committee is busy raising money to provide a safe environment for the students after this year’s Prom. Instead of doing tons of smaller fundraisers, Karen...
Heather Hackett, of Monticello, was found guilty of manslaughter and abuse of a corpse in the July death of Sam Arnold, Jr. of Hamburg. Hackett was sentenced to 10 years and a $10,000 fine for each...
The Drew County Relay for Life Committee has announced a change in the venue for April’s  fundraiser. Instead of UAM Weevil Pond, the committee decided to hold the event at McCloy Park to utilize the...
A group of several dozen people gathered in Monticello Saturday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Act 746, more commonly known as the Arkansas Carry Law. The event began with a photograph...
The dedication of a newly renovated residence hall, the presentation of the 2013 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit, and the annual Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet highlight the University...
Polar Plunge teams are on the last leg of their fundraising effort as we get closer to Saturday’s event. Cristal Hill with Monticello Intermediate School’s Plunge team said they have been busy...
The Applied Sustainability Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has selected Monticello as one of seven cities to participate in its Sustainable Energy...
If you are the hostess for a family Thanksgiving meal, you may feel only exhaustion once the big day arrives. However, if you start now, you may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some tips:...
The courthouse’s black mold problem took center stage at Monday night’s regular monthly Drew County Quorum Court meeting. Steve Morris with Morris and Associates Architects and Environmental...
The second of two brothers wanted in connection with last Thursday's shooting at the Turtle Creek Apartment Complex in Monticello that injured three people is now in custody of the Monticello Police...
Last week the U.S. Postal Service announced that it was canceling plans to end Saturday mail delivery this summer because the budget that Congress recently passed would prohibit the move. Postmaster...

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