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In a unanimous decision by the five members present Tuesday night at the regular October Monticello City Council meeting, South Boyd Street—from West Jackson Avenue to West Railroad Avenue—is to be...
The Drew County Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Green Room of the John F. Gibson Center on the University of Arkansas at...
This Saturday, there will be a statewide prescription drug take-back day. Local law enforcement officers from the Drew County Sheriff’s Department and the Monticello Police Department will be set up...
Drew Memorial Health System is not only finishing an expansion project to its building on Scogin Road, it will benefit from a $750,000 grant awarded to Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (formerly...
For all civic, church and neighborhood groups—and good citizens—in the Monticello and Drew County area, the Monticello Economic Development Commission and the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of...
Tailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, parade and football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as the Boll Weevils celebrate...
Kanikka Jenkins, 26, of Monticello, had her first appearance in the Drew County District Court last Thursday, where she is being charged with first-degree murder of her 19-month-old child. Jenkins,...
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...

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