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One of Monticello’s finest has now been recognized as one of Arkansas’ finest. Wayne Wesson was named Drew County’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year on Tuesday, joining only 74 other...
After receiving new grants to expand services, opening a school-based clinic at Drew Central and getting ready to open a new facility, Mainline Health Systems, Inc.’s snowball just keeps rolling....
Several Drew County residents have recently been victims of a phone scam operation. People posing as employees of Drew Memorial Health System have contacted multiple residents, attempting to sell...
On Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers from the Monticello Police Department and Arkansas State Police arrested Kannika Jenkins, 26, of Monticello for murder in the first degree. This...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Arkansas and plan to film episodes of the hit series Amerian Pickers throughout the region in mid-October and November 2017! Amerian...
After a rather lengthy regular meeting concerned mainly with budgets, Monticello School District Superintendent Sandra Lanehart presented the highlights of the district’s annual report to the public...
Jay Hughes has announced his retirement as vice chancellor for university operations and student affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello effective Oct. 31. Hughes and his wife, Laura,...
In Tuesday’s Monticello City Council meeting, six alderman were present to discuss the City’s mobile home ordinance. Mayor David Anderson opened the unfinished business section of the meeting with...
After a fairly heated debate that included an impassioned outburst from a member of the gallery, the Drew County Quorum Court voted not to purchase the University Center Arena in its regular meeting...
Student success and making the University of Arkansas at Monticello a model open-access institution are the cornerstones of a new strategic plan for UAM approved recently by the University of...
Monticello is now home to its first cardiologist. Dr. Trace Garner has joined the CHI St. Vincent team and opened his cardiac practice at 366 South Main. He began seeing patients Monday. “I am so...
On Thursday, Aug. 31, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Garrison made a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate and having no working left tail light. As Garrison approached the vehicle,...
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Drew County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials. The purpose of this project is to...
It’s never too early to begin thinking of those in need at Christmas. Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church will once again serve as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child during National...
Mainline Health Systems, Inc. has been awarded $138,674 in grants, along with several awards from the Department of Health and Human Services for Health Center Quality Improvement. Health clinics in...
Monticello and Drew County offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, according to sources at both City Hall and the Drew County Courthouse. For Monticello, the transfer station...
In one of the most talked about, if not the most anticipated, events of Monticello Mayor David Anderson’s still short term in office, the drawdown of Lake Monticello began about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday...
Samuel Vincent, 24, of Monticello is being charged in the death of Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Braden following last week’s crash. Vincent is being charged with one count of possession of...
Early last Thursday morning, Drew County lost a sheriff’s deputy in a vehicle accident. Officer Timothy Braden, 29, was in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle heading west on Barkada Road when he lost...

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