Annual Vera Lloyd Turkey Trot expanded

Annual Vera Lloyd Turkey Trot expanded

  The 8th annual Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services’, has been set for Saturday, November 23 in Monticello. The event, which gets underway at 9 a.m., has been expanded this year to include a 10k Run, 5k Run, 5k Walk and...

Ben Gilmore announces candidacy for state senate

Ben Gilmore today announced his candidacy as a Republican for State Senate District 26. The district includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Drew, and portions of Cleveland, Desha, and Lincoln counties. “Southeast Arkansas deserves a State Senator that will boldly advocate...

New pageants scheduled for Southeast Arkansas

The Bradley County Fair has been set for September 11 through September 14 with a number of new events, including new pageants. The Miss Two Rivers pageant, in recognition of the Saline and Ouachita rivers, will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 4 p.m. at the...
NWS issues Excessive Heat Warning

NWS issues Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of Arkansas, including Southeast Arkansas. Highs will be in the 90s, with heat index values from 100 to 110 degrees. Heat indices are expected to exceed 110 degrees in many locations Tuesday...
SEARK Men’s Summit is Thursday

SEARK Men’s Summit is Thursday

  Men from all over Southeast Arkansas and beyond will converge this Thursday, August 22, for food, fellowship, worship and biblical challenge. Registration is still open for the SEARK Men’s Summit, which will be held at First Baptist Church in Monticello. The...
2019 Southeast Arkansas Football Schedules

2019 Southeast Arkansas Football Schedules

  The 2019 football schedules for Warren, Hamburg, Dumas, Star City, Monticello, Crossett, McGehee, Rison, Drew Central, Lake Village and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Warren Hamburg Dumas Star City Monticello Crossett McGehee Rison Drew Central Lake...

UAM Athletics announces new hires

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Athletics Department announces coaching changes for football, volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball in 2019-20. “People are the lifeblood of any staff and I am so excited for all of our programs...
Man gets life sentence for first-degree murder

Man gets life sentence for first-degree murder

  An Ashley County man was sentenced this week to life in prison for his actions on New Year’s Eve that resulted in the death of another man. A jury found Anthony Dewayne Brown, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Jesse Burton....
UAM picked 6th in GAC preseason football poll

UAM picked 6th in GAC preseason football poll

The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team has been picked 5th in the 2019 Great American Conference Preseason Football Poll. UAM concluded the 2018 season with a 6-5 record and a 5th place finish in the final Great American Conference standings. The...
NWS issues excessive heat warning

NWS issues excessive heat warning

  The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will be in the 90s on Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon heat indices ranging from 110 to 115 degrees. Hot weather...
Glover reviews new education laws

Glover reviews new education laws

  Last week I continued the conversation about laws that will take effect as a result of our last Legislative session. I would like to continue that conversation this week. In fact, some constituents have had questions regarding some of the new laws that...
Invasive plant and tree identifiers needed

Invasive plant and tree identifiers needed

  Are you interested in identifying invasive plant species and trees? Do you want to use technology to document your discoveries? The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Forest Health Laboratory is seeking help in locating and identifying invasive plants. Mohammad...
Rutledge launches statewide PSA on robocalls

Rutledge launches statewide PSA on robocalls

  Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has launched a statewide public service announcement addressing robocalls, a top issue impacting Arkansans. “Every person in the State is sick and tired of the never ending robocalls,” said Attorney General Leslie...
UAM Sports Fan Day set for Aug. 24

UAM Sports Fan Day set for Aug. 24

  Ryburn Motor Company and Commercial Bank are partnering with the University of Arkansas at Monticello to host the UAM Sports Fan Day on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ryburn Automotive on U.S. 425 South in Monticello.
Mainline: Rooted in its communities

Mainline: Rooted in its communities

Mainline Health Systems this week is celebrating National Health Center Week, an annual event to raise awareness about the country’s community health centers. Mainline is part of a nationwide network of locally operated health centers serving more than 28...
Cheatham announces re-election bid

Cheatham announces re-election bid

  Sen. Eddie Cheatham will seek a third term in the Arkansas Senate, according to a news release announcing his re-election bid. The Crossett Democrat represents District 26 in Southeast Arkansas. The district includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot and Drew counties as...
Monticello water documents reviewed

Monticello water documents reviewed

  Monticello residents have always boasted that Monticello has the best tasting drinking water around. But more than a month ago, residents noticed something different about their water. It smelled strongly of chlorine, tasted like chlorine, and in some cases,...
UAM student awarded Delta Waterfowl Scholarship

UAM student awarded Delta Waterfowl Scholarship

  Clayton Whitaker, a senior at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been awarded this year’s SEARK Chapter Delta Waterfowl Scholarship. Whitaker is pictured above, left, with Dr. Glenn Manning, UAM faculty member. The $500 scholarship is applied toward...