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T & T Construction, LLC’s bid was accepted by the Monticello City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting to perform the proposed street overlays. Drew County resident Tracy Rawls, owner of T & T...
Almost a year after his receiving an Emergency Order of Suspension of his Arkansas Medical License from the Arkansas State Medical Board, Monticello doctor Jeffrey Reinhart is scheduled to appear at...
The old Drew County Post Office was packed Tuesday night at the July Monticello City Council meeting. It was the biggest public turnout in a long while. The reason: Last month, the Arkansas Game and...
This week marks my 19th wedding anniversary. Jimmy and I stood before our family, friends and God at 2 p.m. on July 25, 1998. It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since that day. But, as they say...
Following the heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service for thw Monticello area, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reminds local residents about steps they should take to...
First, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Advance-Monticellonian team for their second-place General Excellence award presented to them by the Arkansas Press Association. For a...
BREAKING GROUND Gov. Asa Hutchinson (center), along with commanders of the Arkansas State Police, broke ground Wednesday morning signaling construction to begin on a new $2.8 million Troop F...
Monticello and Drew County have lost another pioneer. After a lengthly illness, Rev. Ronald “Shay” Gillespie passed away Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was 61. Known...
This year’s Log A Load for Kids banquet, benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will be Saturday, Aug. 5. The venue has changed, however. The 2017 banquet will be held at Pauline Baptist Church,...
In the final meeting before school begins again Aug. 14, the Monticello School Board went over policies and procedures for the upcoming year in the July meeting Tuesday night at the MSD Central...
After much deliberation Monday night, the Drew Central School Board voted to allow Mainline Health Systems to open a school-based health facility on campus. District Superintendent Billy Williams...
It’s good to be back A year has come and gone since I wrote my last column as a reporter for the Advance-Monticellonian. In the last 12 months, my life has changed in ways I never imagined. On Aug...
According to Drew County Sherrif Mark Gober, Rosie Berryman has been found and is in fair condition. Parties are still searching for Teri Frasure at this time.   The two Drew County women left a home...
Robert Woodard, a 46 year old caucasion man, approximately 6'1" 226 pounds has reportedly escaped custody around 8:20 Tuesday. Woodard was working in a cornfield near the Delta Regional Unit in...
State Sen. Eddie Cheatham (far right) presented Mrs. Bennie Vincent a Senate citation at the regular May Monticello School District School Board meeting as part of the board’s tribute to Vincent and...
Monticello and Drew County have lost a pioneer. One of the first African-Americans to serve both entities, Edward Eugene Wells, passed away Sunday. He was 88. Wells, who retired after nearly 38 years...
HOT SPRINGS—Two Extension Homemakers Clubs in Drew County have earned state recognition. The groups are among the 111 clubs and county councils being honored today during the awards luncheon at the...
Drew County/Monticello Chamber of Commerce Director Glenda Nichols (right) honored Susan Musick this morning as the winner of the Town and Country Garden Club and the Monticello-Drew County Chamber...
Charles Henry Dobbins III will appear in court at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19 for a hearing on motions filed by the defendant. Dobbins is charged with the murder of Hunter Laney on Oct. 29, 2016. Dobbins...
Not long ago, a meeting was held in Monticello between representatives of fi ve Arkansas counties and five Louisiana parishes with one come goal in mind—the economy of the region and how to improve...

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