Citizens Bank hires Jenny Guthrie as new City President for Monticello
Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, has announced the hiring of Jenny Guthrie as city president for the bank's Monticello market. “Jenny is an especially valuable addition to our …
More than five million Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books gifted to AR children since 2005
In July, Arkansas Imagination Library and local program partners in all 75 counties will celebrate a statewide milestone: More than five million Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books have …
Winner, winner
Congratulations to Frank Ferguson. He won our subscription contest drawing and walked away with an Igloo Marine Backpack Cooler and other prizes.
Light up the sky
Citizens enjoyed Independence Day fi reworks at the Monticello Sports Complex on July 3.
City Council member arrested by MPD
From the desk of Monticello Police Chief Carlos Garcia: On July 9, 2024, around 7:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to the residence of Mark and Deborah Tiner because of a disturbance. The …
Judge Griffin reading a Certificate of Appreciation to Mike McManus.
Security measures and museum funding discussed at Quorum Court
The Drew County Quorum Court met at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The meeting opened with Justice Joe Williams giving an invocation and everyone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. County Clerk Stephanie …
LOCAL NEWS

BHMC-Drew County LPN awarded the prestigious DAISY Award®

Baptist Health Medical Center - Drew County is proud to announce the recipient of the DAISY Award® for this quarter is Ruthie Griffin, LPN. Her nomination story read, “During my …

Larry and Molly Flemister celebrate 65th year wedding Anniversary

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Enon Baptist Church hosted a 65 year wedding anniversary celebration for Larry and Molly Flemister. The Flemisters were married on June 25, 1959. The celebration saw …

Monticello business celebrates three decades

Paint and Lighting Plus celebrated 30 years in business last Saturday. Opened in 1994, the store was opened by Dale Newman and Kenny Adams. Adams owned the store for 25 years and one day when the new …

Parks Commission addresses community concerns

The Monticello Parks and Recreation Commission met at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at the Sadie Johnson Building. After the roll call, it was determined that all of the commissioners were present. The …

Readers Choice voting has gone live!

It's time to vote for the best of Drew County in theAdvance-Monticellonian's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards! Help us recognize thepeople, businesses, and organizations that exceed expectations and show …

Advance writers win three awards at state conference

Arkansas Press Association held its annual conference in Jonesboro June 27-29. Ashley Hogg, Publisher, Jeff McDonald, Managing Editor and Joanna Poole, Editor for the Eagle Democrat attended the …

Bird’s eye view

Bennie Ryburn, III captured this aerial photo of a small section of the Interstate 69 corridor. The picture shows a section where crews are currently active and making progress.
SPORTS

Monticello Soccer and Baseball announce postseason awards

The Monticello Billies baseball and soccer programs, along with the Lady Billie soccer program recognized their postseason award recipients for the 2024 season.  All three teams qualified …
CHAZ POPPY connected for two home runs in the final contest against Arkansas Tech to help the Weevils win the GAC Championship Tournament.

Weevils defeat Arkansas Tech 8-5 to win GAC Championship

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils finished the regular season in a three-way tie for the Great American Conference Championship of Harding and Arkansas Tech and after comparing …

Billies, Lady Billies enter 4A State Tournament

The Monticello Billies and Lady Billies will both enter the Class 4A State Championship Tournament in Gravette as the second seeds from the 4A South Region.  For the Billies, they entered …
KIRK WOOLF looks back after scoring the Weevils first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning in game one. Woolf would finish the game 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Weevils advance in GAC Championship Tournament

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils have advanced in the Great American Conference Championship Tournament after eliminating Oklahoma Baptist in a best of three series, two games to …
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Obituaries
Kenneth Eddie ''Kenny'' Williams, 64
Kenneth Eddie ''Kenny'' Williams, 64, of Monticello, passed away Monday, July 15, 2024, at his home. He was born January 25, 1960, in Monticello to the late Billy Williams and Evelyn Jeanette White …
Rozine LaFran Owens, 68
Rozine LaFran Owens, affectionately known as ''Rose'' and ''First Born,'' passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Star City. Rozine entered …
JoAnn Dodson Keel, 86
JoAnn Dodson Keel, 86, of Drew County, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2024, at her home. She was born February 7, 1938, in Drew County to the late Earl Dodson and Dellar Crews Dodson. She was the …
Junell Douglas Gulley, Sr., 63
Junell Douglas Gulley, Sr., 63, of Wilmar, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2024, at The Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello. He was born June 19, 1961, in Prescott to Leroy Gulley and Doris Blake …
Travis Samuel Forrest, 65
Travis Samuel Forrest, 65, of Monticello, passed away Monday, July 15, 2024, in Monticello. He was born June 3, 1959, in Monticello to the late J.C. Forrest and Francis Martha Bodiford Forrest. …
Richard Eugene "Ricky" Fenton, 69
Richard Eugene "Ricky" Fenton, 69, of Monticello, passed away, on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 10, 1955, in Little Rock to the late Robert Eugene …
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