The Monticello Festival and Events Association will begin planning the 2016 Arkansas Forest Festival in July. The association will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at city hall.
The School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host the 2015 Drew County Log-A-Load for Kids August 1 in the John F. Gibson University Center.
Discussion of the new surgery center monopolized much of the time at Drew Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors meeting held Wednesday afternoon.
Monticello City Council discussed the condemnation of three houses because of violation of the public nuisance laws during Tuesday night’s regular council meeting.
Last month, the Monticello City Council held the first reading for an ordinance that would give private clubs located within the city limits more hours in which they could sell alcohol. Tuesday night during the regular monthly council meeting, Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker proposed an amendment to the ordinance introduced during the May council meeting.
Local churches came together Monday evening to pray in the wake of the incident in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were killed in historical Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Firefighters with the Monticello Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire late Monday on Lakewood Estates just off Highway 35.
The police dispatch was flooded with calls about the tornado sirens as American Signal and Drew County’s Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Frisby began testing the newly installed tornado sirens Tuesday afternoon. The testing will continue today.