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Drew County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Braden was pursuing Samuel Vincent on Barkada Road at approximately 1:35 a.m. Thursday morning, when his patrol car crashed and he was killed. Samuel Jerrod...
George Flowers, 67, of Monticello, formerly of McGehee, has been reported dead by the Drew County Sheriff’s Department.  Flowers was the victim of a July 18, assault from 38-year-old Jeremy Huskey. ...
In the latest post-conviction attempt to overturn his case, Kenneth Isom’s request for Writ of Error Coram Nobis and Ancillary Motions was denied Friday by Circuit Judge Sam Pope. Isom, who was...
Latisha Ann Allen of Monticello recently accepted a guilty plea to 32 counts of forgery in the second degree (a Class C felony) and one count of theft of property in the amount more than $25,000 (a...
At the last Drew County Quorum Court meeting, a resolution was passed to begin discussions on a regional jail. The first was held at the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library, Monticello Branch last...
LITTLE ROCK—Unanimously, the members of the Arkansas State Medical Board voted to allow Dr. Jeffrey Reinhart to return to his Monticello medical practice last Thursday morning. The decision was made...
This week is a very special week in our house. This week we celebrate two very important birthdays: Jordan and Cameron. I cannot believe it’s been 17 years since I was introduced to Jordan Alexander...
Dr. Jeffrey Reinhart, a Monticello physician who had been suspended since November 2016, was given clearance Thursday morning by the Arkansas State Medical Board to resume his practice. Reinhart...
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...

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