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On Monday, August 7, the Advance staff had the pleasure of meeting with the administrators from the Drew Central School District. As the district gears up for a new school year, our staff took a few … more
In an effort to systematically improve storm drainage for residents, Streets and Drainage Crews cleared years worth of debris and overgrowth in a large stretch of area including Jordan Park, Sadie … more
According to Monticello Chief Carlos Garcia, the Monticello Police Department is mourning the passing of the police department's K9, Cezar, more
On Wednesday, August 2, the Monticello Economic Development Commission held their monthly meeting at the Monticello Country Club.   MEDC Director, Nita McDaniel gave a report on prospective … more
On Monday, July 31, Monticello Mayor Jason Akers signed the construction project contract with McClelland Engineering and KJ Parker Construction to begin repairing the infrastructure on Davis and … more
On Friday, August 4, Options Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter held an open house from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This open house showcased the many improvement projects completed by Correct Craft crews over … more
According to the Monticello Chief of Police, Carlos Garcia, the Monticello Police Department dispatch received a call around 9:26 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, of a hit and run. A couple was walking … more
On Monday, July 31, Mayor Jason Akers signed a proclamation recognizing August 6-12 as National Health Center Week. The goal of National Health Center Week is raising awareness about the mission and … more
These improvements are going to provide a north-south connection between the Highway 83 Spur and U.S. Highway 278 W.  This project is over one and … more
The Monticello Advertising and Promotion Commission met on Monday, July 24, to hold their monthly meeting. All were present with the exception of Al Peer.   Shannon Herman called the … more
Monticello Ambulance Service, Inc presented Drew County with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for use in cardiac emergencies. Training for the use of the AED will also be provided as needed. … more
On Monday, July 24, the Drew Memorial Health System’s Board of Directors held their monthly meeting. Mike Akin called the meeting to order at 12:40 p.m. with all members except Lagarian Cross … more
The Arkansas Press Association held their yearly conference and awards ceremony on July 21-22. This year was a special time as the APA celebrated 150 years in operation, making it the longest tenured … more
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) recently announced the winners of the inaugural Vanguard Award, and Monticello’s Sherry Carson was one the the recipients. The Vanguards honor … more
Martha Coleman was presented with this award in appreciation for her 21 years of service to the Monticello Senior Citizens Center. more
As part of the Mayors Office’s efforts to correct decades worth of drain issues, a massive blocked storm drain channel that was not visible from the ground or air was found in an overgrown part … more
According to Mayor Jason Akers, Monticello “greatly underutilized” the technology at its disposal and established protocol that the Mayor believes will improve services to citizens and … more
Two fresh faces have joined the local media staff at Drew County News, Inc.   Jeff McDonald, who has served on the editorial staff since March, was promoted to Editor at a recent company … more
Monticello Economic Development Commission proudly introduces Delta Data Services to our community.  “It has been a pleasure working with Delta Data Services to locate their facility … more
According to   Monticello Mayor Jason Akers, another infrastructure project for the residents of Monticello is underway. Well No. 4, which supplies water to residents on Oakland, Conley, … more
As the Mayor’s Office continues efforts to address and improve Monticello’s infrastructure and water system, a recent inspection of one of the cities towers was ordered and … more
Drew County Judge Jessie Griffin opened the July meeting of the Drew County Quorum Court to order at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 10. All members were present except for Sheila Maxwell. After an opening … more
The Monticello Economic Development Commission held their July meeting on Wednesday, July 5, at the Monticello Country Club. Bennie Ryburn, III, called the meeting to order shortly after 12 p.m. … more
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