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The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Rocky Lindsey has been awarded the Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year for 2023. The presentation was made in Hot Springs at the winter meeting of the … more
Monticello Dance Academy has competed in two Regional Dance Competitions these past two weekends. GROOVE in Maumelle, February 3rd and 4th; BRAVO in Little Rock, February 10th and 11th. They will be … more
Mainline Health Systems Inc. (MHSI) recently announced that Elyse Knobloch has been named the Chief Financial Officer of Mainline Health Systems Inc. Knobloch, who joined the Mainline team in 2023, … more
Wanda Poole was the winner of the Advance's Big Game Contest held on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. She won $100.00. more
The Monticello Economic Development Commission met on Wednesday, February 7, at the Monticello Country Club. Commission Chair, Bennie Ryburn, III opened the meeting by stating that the lotto sales … more
A special publication is available this week to celebrate the local FFA organizations, who will celebrate National Future Farmers of America week next week. Grab your copy today and learn about what … more
Commercial Bank and Trust Co. is proud to announce the appointment of Joe Fakouri as Senior Vice President, effective February 1, 2024. In his new role, Fakouri will work towards providing … more
SouthArk College in ElDorado has released its President’s List for the Fall 2023 term. To qualify for the President’s Honor Roll, the students myst carry at least a 3.75 GPA and be … more
SEARK Reading Council hosted their second meeting of the year January 22, 2024 at Drew Central Middle School Library.  SEARK sponsored a writing contest for grades second through twelfth grade. … more
On Tuesday, January 30, Michael Dustin Burns was arrested by the Monticello Police Department on a warrant for Sexual Indecency with a Child. The charges stem from an investigation by … more
The Allied Health Department at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM) has announced that 100 percent of students in its fall 2023 Emergency Medical … more
It was only a few days ago that everyone's favorite weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, made his yearly appearance. This year he did not see his shadow and supposedly predicted an early Spring. This led … more
Bryan McDuffie is far from a stranger to Monticello. He was the third generation in the McDuffie family to graduate from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and he and his family made Drew … more
Adrien Richard’s Senior Art Exhibition, “Deferred States”, will be held February 5 – 9 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library at the University of Arkansas at … more
 The City of Monticello recently completed another much needed infrastructure project near Bowser Road. The project replaced the Bowser Sewer lift station, which by all available information was … more
The Monticello Advertising and Promotions (A&P) Commission held its first meeting of 2024 at noon on Monday, January 29. The room was packed and full of anticipation leading up to the discussion … more
Wilkerson Real Estate Company had a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24. more
Hope Hartness of Hope and Co Realty spread Mardi Gras cheer around Drew County this week delivering King Cakes to customers and businesses. The staff at the Advance-Monticellonian enjoyed the sweet … more
The Monticello City Council met at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 29, for their first meeting of 2024. City Clerk, Taryn Wigley called the roll and found that all of the Aldermen except for Cedric Leonard … more
Main Street Art has invited each 2024 CALLED to CARE Young Artist Contestant to be featured in a display at their downtown gallery. All art entries will be displayed at Main Street Art in Monticello … more
The Monticello City Finance Committee met at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23. Committee Chairman, Mark Tiner stated that the meeting was to go over the proposed budget and to answer any questions … more
Local citizens have had to take advantage of this dumpster that was placed by the city. Due to hazardous road conditions all of the trash routes have not been able to be run. Fortunately, the city … more
Long time loan officer and Southeast Arkansas resident, Michael Efird, has joined the lending team at Union Bank and Trust. Originally from McGehee, Efird began his career in banking part-time … more
Thanks to warmer temperatures and a little help from the rain, Drew County has experienced a significant thaw. Scenes like these are almost all that remain of last week’s winter weather. more
Red Hawk (aka Robert Moore) was named the 2023 winner of the Bitter Oleander Poetry Book Prize. Sponsored by Bitter Oleander Press, the annual prize carries a cash award and book publication. His … more
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