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 …
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 …
Pictured above is John (second from left) along with his brother Jason (far right), long time employee, Jacob Hayes (second from right) and representatives from PPG Paint.
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 …
LOCAL NEWS

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.

MHSI to take part in national "Innovation Incubator" to deliver better care through healthy food

Nutritious food can help address obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and pave the way for a healthy life – but one in four children in Arkansas faces food insecurity. Today, Mainline …

Main Street Art hosts summer art camp

Main Street Art hosted a summer art camp in conjunction with Art Education Opportunities (AEO) June 24-28. Participants worked with pottery, painting, book binding (art journals), collages, and …

BHMC collaborates with UAMS Milk Lab

Thursday, June 20, marked BHMC-Drew County’s first donation to the UAMS Milk Lab. A total of 57 bags of milk were shipped! BHMC-Drew County is thrilled to collaborate with UAMS and establish a …

No Kid Hungry Honors MSD Child Nutrition Director For Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Summer Hunger Relief

On Monday, June 24, No Kid Hungry announced ten national Summer Hunger Heroes. This year’s honorees hail from nine states and the United States Department of Agriculture and have shown …
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
Luther Eugene McMahon, 79
Luther Eugene McMahon, 79, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024, at The Blossoms at Cumberland in Little Rock. He was born November 20, 1944, in Monticello to the late Luther McMahon …
Dorothy Imogene Chester Hooks, 92
Dorothy Imogene Chester Hooks, 92, of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County in Monticello. She was born May 5, 1932, in …
Mary Kathryne Crook Burton, 83
Mary Kathryne Crook Burton, 83, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at her home. She was born June 23, 1941, in Monticello to the late Dan Wright Cook and Alice Kathryne Neidringhaus …
Rose Croix Pittman Pevey, 81
Rose Croix Pittman Pevey went home to be with her Lord on June 25, 2024. Her life expressed and continued a legacy of love of family and faith, as a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to …
Dorothy McDaniel, 76
Dorothy McDaniel, 76, of Monticello, passed away Monday, July 1, 2024, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born September 13, 1948, in Rector to the late Hillie Cleo Layton and Pearly …
Thester Trotter Little, 85
Thester Trotter Little, 85, of Monticello, passed away, on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Woods of Monticello. She was born January 25, 1939, in Wilmar to the late Haywood Jackson and Riler Phillips …
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