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1st Choice Home Care had their ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7. Staff members, employees from Arkansas Hospice, and Chamber members were on site for the occasion. They also had hot dogs … more
The Monticello Economic Development Commission held its June meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 5. Chairman Bennie Ryburn, III called the meeting to order and presented the minutes from the May … more
Hope Caruthers, a kindergarten teacher at Drew Central Elementary, was recently selected as an IMPACT Arkansas Principal Fellow . IMPACT is a University of Arkansas-based program that has been … more
Several local fishermen taking advantage of the fact that Lake Monticello was recently re-opened to the public. The City of Monticello officially opened the lake at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31. All are … more
Progress on Wilmar’s Dollar General is coming along nicely. Keep reading for updates as they progress. more
Arabella Wood, was crowned Pre-Teen Little Miss Arkansas on May 25, 2024, in Hot Springs.  She is the 10-year-old daughter of Matt Wood and Christina Roque of Monticello.  She is the … more
Dr. Jay Connelley officially opened his office in the Allegiant Medplex on Monday, June 3. Thanks to Dr. Connelley and staff for taking a moment out of their hectic day for this photo op. more
The Division of Music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) hosted its inaugural UAM Jazz Week from April 8 to April 10. The event featured workshops and lessons guided by jazz experts, … more
Traci Rushing was born to work in agriculture . Rushing started May 20 as director of communications for the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources, at the University of Arkansas … more
“Expanding a City is fine, but you can’t abandon the older areas and have them in disarray,” Mayor Jason Akers said. “A city should be judged on its entirety, not just the … more
Cole McKiever and Kelsey Watts are delighted to announce their engagement. Kelsey is the daughter of Melissa Watts of Fayetteville and the granddaughter of the Wanda Cavaness and the late Mike … more
The Monticello City Council held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The meeting opened with an invocation and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Deputy City Clerk, Kirsten … more
Arkansas is known as the “Natural State” for a reason, and the abundant wildlife is a major contributor to the reputation. Lions and tigers, not so much. Bears — sure, here and … more
Monticello High School and Drew Central High School graduating classes at their respective ceremonies. more
The Monticello Advertising and Promotions Commission met at noon on Friday, May 17, in the Hampton Inn Conference Room. Commissioners present were Shannon Herman, Mike Wigley, Kim … more
As the 2023-2024 school year draws to a close, there is a typical mix of feelings from both the students and the faculty. On one hand, everyone is ready for the break, while on … more
In a world where we often hear about heartbreak and division, it's refreshing to witness a community coming together to heal and support one another. That's exactly what happened at the … more
Finalists have been announced for the 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, and Monticello’s own, Ray’s, has been named as a finalist. “It certainly is an honor for Ray’s to … more
To show the City of Monticello’s support for the Great American Conference’s Conference Champion University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils as they prepare to travel for Regionals … more
Spring on the Square took place from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the square in Historic Downtown Monticello. Many were in attendance to see the local vendor, food trucks, and live entertainment. more
Ask anyone what their idea of a hero is and they’ll give the normal answers like a firefighter, police officer, or someone in the military. But in my book, nurses are at the top of the list. … more
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 … more
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. more
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 … more
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 … more
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