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At the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, we believe in our state’s motto, “ Regnat Populus”, meaning “the people rule.” Today, state elected officials attacked our right to … more
The week of August 28 was designated Community Health Worker Awareness Week. Monticello Mayor Jason Akers issued a proclamation celebrating the weeks honorees and the efforts of Community based … more
SEARK Concert’s SMArts program (Schools Majoring in the Arts) receives a check from Clearwater Paper’s Community Outreach Team (Brad Sears, Terrance Johnson and Kelly Bryant ) to bring … more
The Akin family, along with several staff members of Grand Manor, held a groundbreaking ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6. The ceremony was to celebrate the beginning of construction on … more
Construction on Arby’s is moving along nicely. The contractor told Advance staff that they are currently ahead of schedule, and as long as they can continue to get their supplies on time they … more
The Drew County Quorum Court called a special meeting to have the county’s Grievance Committee meet on Tuesday, September 5. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recent termination of … more
A large pine tree fell on Hyatt Street, taking out power lines, when a storm swept through Monticello Wednesday evening. Power is out in the area.  Updates will be provided when they become … more
The Monticello Advertising and Promotions Commission held their August meeting on Tuesday, September 5, in the conference room at the Hampton Inn.   There was a good attendance, and only Al Peer … more
As the 2023-2024 school year begins, the staff at the Advance wanted to take a moment to highlight the administrators from Monticello School District as they gear up for the new year. With 14 … more
The Drew County Yard of the Month was awarded to Deanna and Major Blissett. Their lovely yard is located just off of Wake Robin near the country club. more
During the Labor Day holiday period, including the end of summertime and the busy holiday weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) … more
The Concerned Citizens of Monticello Area held a town hall meeting at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, August 29. The meeting called to address flooding issues in Wards 1 and 3. Pictured … more
The August meeting of the Drew Memorial Health Systems Board of Directors was held on Monday, August 28. The meeting was called to order shortly after 12:30 p.m. with all board members except for … more
Drew Central Elementary fourth grade teacher, Eva Arrington, was selected to work on the LEARNS Act Committee, Teaching and Learning Literacy, led by Dr. Kiffany Pride, Assistant Commissioner of … more
The Alex Foundation, based in Dermott, received a grant in the amount of $189,899 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant was for their project A Sense of Place: Architecture, … more
The University of Arkansas at Monticello's College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources proudly introduces the Dr. Kelly J. Bryant Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture, honoring the legacy … more
Former Monticello Postmaster Don Scogin (right) congratulates current Postmaster Danny McNeil (left) on his pending retirement August 31. Scogin was postmaster from 1992 until his retirement in 2008. … more
This aerial photo shows the water levels at Lake Monticello. Due to high amounts of rainfall, the refill is progressing nicely. more
The August meeting of the Monticello City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, by Mayor Jason Akers. After an invocation by Stephen Coburn and the Pledge of Allegiance, the … more
According to Monticello Police Chief, Carlos Garcia, the police department has arrested a wanted person, Justin C. Carter, 24, from Georgia. Carter applied for an open patrolman position via email … more
Lore Ward and Madilyn Bonds from Monticello Coffee Company recently competed in a Barista Throwdown in central Arkansas hosted by Fidel and Co. It was an informal competition where baristas compete … more
SEARK Children’s Clinic opened in June, and provides pediatric services to area children. Of these services, one is fairly new to our area. Pediatric Occupational Therapy is now available in … more
The August meeting of the Drew County Quorum Court was held on Monday, August 14. Judge Jessie Griffin called the meeting to order and the roll was called with all of the Justices of the Peace … more
Chairman Dan Boice called the monthly meeting of the Monticello Planning Commission to order at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Other members present were Kathy Campbell, Lou Lambert, Bubba Groves, Nick … more
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