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Senator Ben Gilmore (center) received the 2023 1st Branch Award on Thursday, February 22. This award is presented for outstanding service by a member of the General Assembly in providing improvement … more
12 Feb 2024 I am pleased to report that, from a financial standpoint, Drew County is currently in good standing. Our fiscal responsibility and prudent management of resources have allowed us to … more
Dan Boice, director of Library at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the author of a new book on Arkansas place names, “Naming Arkansas: Curious Place Names from Greasy … more
Options domestic violence shelter serves 7 counties. Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Lincoln, and Union. They serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, teen dating … more
The Monticello Planning Commission held their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 15. The roll was called and all commissioners were present except Jay Jones. Following the roll call, … more
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
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