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Since 1994, the Mike McGregor family has raised cattle. Just more than a decade ago, the family added a turnkey fertilizer operation, servicing some 50,000 farmers in the Delta. For those reasons,...
ARKADELPHIA—When Alvy Early and Norm DeBriyn were playing fastpitch softball together in the early 1970s, it’s a good bet neither was thinking far enough down the road to envision what happened last...
When the majority of people see the letters M*A*S*H, it’s not unlikely for them to immediately think of Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Trapper John and Radar (not to mention Klinger)—and chuckle at the memories...
Generations of Monticellonians have been helped by an organization deservedly in the spotlight this week. April 3-7 is National Junior Auxiliary Week. The Junior Auxiliary of Monticello, a nonprofi t...
By winning the season-long varsity debate national championship presented by the International Public Debate Association, the debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has completed the...
Of the seven counties which most people consider “Southeast Arkansas,” only Drew County showed an increase in population in the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s not...
Three University of Arkansas at Monticello students have been selected as program presenters during the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society annual convention in Louisville, Ky., April 6-8. Cody...
Monticello High School students were shown a mock wreck this morning to show how serious the eff ects of distracted driving can be. Students were portrayed to have been in a vehicle collision and...
Interim Mayor David Anderson partnered with the Monticello Senior Citizen Center to deliver meals to local seniors. Pictured above (from left to right) are Lisa Lloyd, Mayor Anderson, Cindy Villarreal and Felecia Harrell.
Meals On Wheels America is celebrating the 15th annual March for Meals fundraiser, which is designed to rally communities nationwide around the vulnerable seniors. Countless seniors rely on the...
On Monday, March 20, substitute teacher Kristi Meek, 32, of Drew County was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with an 18-year-old student. Meek has been a substitute teacher at both the...
Jim Hall was arrested Monday by Drew County Sheriff's deputies after a court order was received by Sheriff Mark Gober from the Arkansas Court of Appeals denying Hall's latest motion. He has been...
  Fountain Hill native and author Jeremy Sparks signs a copy of his new book, "Go West: 10 Principles that Guided My Cowboy Journey",  for high school friend Paula Amos of Fountain Hill Friday night...
In what was likely the shortest meeting any of them could recall, members of the Demoratic Party of Drew County nominated Interim Monticello Mayor David Anderson to be the party’s candidate in the...
A Drew County Sheriff's Deputy was terminated Thursday after being arrested for soliciting and abuse of office. See tomorrows Advance for more details.
The Drew County Democrats and Republican parties have set dates to meet and choose their candidates for Mayor. The Republican party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 7 at the Chamber of Commerce...
In last nights City Council meeting, Mayor David Anderson presented retired councilman Raymond Hubbard with a plaque honoring his many years of service. See todays Advance for a tribute story.
The Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year. The winners will be announced at the annual Chamber/MEDC awards banquet on February 21....
In a 5-2 vote by the Monticello City Council, David Anderson was appointed last night as interim Mayor for the city. See this week's Advance for the full story.
After an early morning pre-trial, Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker will resign his seat following a guilty plea. After significant negotiations with the state, Tucker has been offered two alternatives in...

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