QC discusses truck routes; approves ordinance for Sheriff’s Department
The Drew County Quorum Court met at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 13. Sheriff Tim Nichols opened the meeting with an invocation, and Judge Griffin lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. County Clerk …
Time to celebrate
The staff and consumers from Discovery Skill Center celebrated Prom 2024 with a Mardi Gras theme. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Pauline Baptist Church.
AGFC and Red Hills Fishery deliver Titan Maxx Largemouths to Lake Monticello
On Friday, May 3, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Austin Booth, along with other representatives from AFGC, and representatives from Red Hills Fishery, located in Boston, Ga., met at the …
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Proclaims Economic Development Week in Arkansas May 6-10
Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Economic Development Week, a global initiative led by the International Economic Development …
National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Saturday, May 11, 2024, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving; the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk …
Daniel Boice introduces new book at the Monticello Branch Library
On Saturday, April 27, local author and Director of the Fred J. Taylor Library on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus, Daniel Boice introduced his new book, Naming Arkansas , at the …
LOCAL NEWS

Customer Appreciation

On Friday, April 26, Pomeroy’s Hometown Ace held a customer appreciation event. Ace teamed up with Deeply Rooted and had Granny Ruth’s food truck on site. Kevin from Petrus Farm and Grill …

Caters named 2024 Drew Co. Farm Family of the Year

As spring comes around each year, with it comes the beginning of a new season of farming for many across the United States. In the South, Farmers are not only responsible for much of the food, …

UAM partners with SEACAC to train nurses

The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) and the Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation (SEACAC) have announced a partnership to train certified nurse assistants (CNAs), licensed …

City Council discusses special trash pick up; hears update from Planning Commission

The monthly meeting of the Monticello City Council was called to order at 5:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, by Mayor Jason Akers. The roll was called and all council members were …

Commercial Bank and First State Bank to join together to benefit customers

Commercial Bank & Trust is proud to announce a strategic initiative to unify sister bank, First State Bank of Warren, into the Commercial Bank operation effective June 24, 2024. Given the …

Advance staff wins top award at APA Advertising Conference

The Arkansas Press Association held it’s yearly Better Newspaper Advertising Contest on April 18-19 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Center located on Petit Jean Mountain. Representatives from …

City modernizes emergency response capabilities with new fire truck

“Our citizens and our first responders both deserve the best and most capable equipment available,” Mayor Jason Akers said. “We are proud of our Fire Department to deliver …
SPORTS

Postseason schedules as all Monticello teams qualify for tournaments

Monticello athletic programs from high school to the University of Arkansas at Monticello have achieved season goals in the Spring Sports portion of the school year with all team sports earning …
NELSON MERCADO earned his sixth save of the season against SAU.

Weevils capture a share of the Great American Conference Championship with final series win

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils have secured a share of the Great American Conference Championship in a three-way tie with Harding University and Arkansas Tech University after …
RECORD BREAKER: Ashley Hales hits her seventh home run of the season giving the Lady Billies the single season home run record with 48 trips around the bases.

Lady Billies break single season home run record against Conway

The Monticello Lady Billies would improve on their season and conference record on Thursday, April 25, hosting the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds on Senior Night, but would end the contest two home runs …
MAXIM MRAKOVCIC would pitch three hitless innings in Saturday’s final contest against Southwestern Oklahoma State. Mrakovcic would strike out five in the five inning contest.

Weevils clinch GAC Tournament bid, sweep Southwestern Oklahoma

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has punched their ticket to postseason play, having clinched a birth in the Great American Conference Championship Tournament.  The Weevils are …
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Obituaries
Donna Rae Wiscaver, 79
Donna Rae Wiscaver, 79, of Warren, formerly of Garland County, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Chapel Woods Health and Rehab in Warren.  She was born August 20, 1944 in Klamath Falls, Ore. …
James Lee Steele, 84
James Lee Steele, 84, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City. He was born April 15, 1940, in Drew County to the late James Henry Steele and Lula Mae …
William Robert Peeples, 60
William Robert Peeples, 60, of Monticello, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, at his home in Monticello. He was born May 7, 1964, in Memphis, Tenn. to the late William Pierce Peeples and Patricia …
Paul Albert Lawson, 78
Paul Albert Lawson, 78, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born March 19, 1946, in Drew County to the late David Barrington Lawson and Elva …
Kevin Colton Kelly, 34
Kevin Colton Kelly, 34, of Monticello, passed away, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his home surrounded by family. He was born July 4, 1989, in Monticello to Patrick Kevin Kelly and Eydie Swain Dement. …
John Edwin Hendrick, Jr., 73
John Edwin Hendrick, Jr., 73, of Monticello, passed away, on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Dermott Nursing Home in Dermott. He was born March 22, 1951, in Hardinsburg, Ky. to the late John Edwin …
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