Bobbitt to recommend Peggy Doss as UAM chancellor

Bobbitt to recommend Peggy Doss as UAM chancellor

  University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt will recommend Peggy Doss, Ed.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), to serve as the next chancellor of UAM following the retirement of...
Lincoln County woman dies in single car crash

Lincoln County woman dies in single car crash

    A Lincoln County woman died Tuesday night after her vehicle hit a tree in Cleveland County. Kimberly Fay Lutrell, 54, of Glendale, was traveling west on Arkansas 54 in Cleveland County when the Toyota Corolla she was driving left the roadway and traveled...
2019 Lake Chicot Fall Fest Schedule

2019 Lake Chicot Fall Fest Schedule

  The 23rd annual Lake Chicot Fall Fest will be held October 25-26. The festival will feature live entertainment at the Lakefront amphitheater, the Fire on the Water BBQ Contest, a carnival, car show, dog show, pumpkin contest, baking contest, magic show, beauty...
UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes to retire Dec. 31

UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes to retire Dec. 31

  Dr. Karla Hughes, the chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, announced that she will be stepping down from her role and retiring from the institution, effective Dec. 31. Hughes has led the campus since she was appointed by University of...
Clyde L. Scott

Clyde L. Scott

  [Editor’s note: The following story was written by Steve Scott about his father, Clyde L. Scott.] My father Clyde Scott was an extraordinary athlete who lived a long and productive life. He died at the age 93 after a long battle with dementia. After his...
Announcements

Announcements

UAM Homecoming Schedule Friday, October 18 1 p.m. – Sports Association Alumni Golf Tournament-Monticello Country Club. Free to all UAM Alumni and just $50 for friends and others. Contact Paul Griffin at (870) 367-6892 or Sage Loyd at (870) 460-1422. 4 p.m. – Greek...
UAM wins road game at Southeastern Oklahoma

UAM wins road game at Southeastern Oklahoma

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team won a low-scoring game at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday in Durant, Oklahoma. The Weevils forced the SEOSU offense to cough up the ball five times and had a pair of key plays en route to...
2019 Football Scores – Week 6

2019 Football Scores – Week 6

  Monticello 28 Helena 22; Crossett 39 Dewitt 14; Hamburg 20 Star City 17; Warren 31 Dumas 14; McGehee 18 Dollarway 12; Rison 51 Palestine-Wheatley 0: Drew Central 26 Lake Village 22 MORE NEWS  ...
Man dies after train strikes vehicle near Grady

Man dies after train strikes vehicle near Grady

  A man was killed Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by a train near Grady, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Eugene L. Fletcher, 55, of Pine Bluff, was traveling east on Klie Road (at U.S. 65 South) in Jefferson County, near...
Projects to receive more than $2.2 million from DRA

Projects to receive more than $2.2 million from DRA

Two Drew County infrastructure projects are among eight projects that will receive more than $2.2 million in new investments from the Delta Regional Authority. The Delta Regional Authority this week made a $2,228,104 investment to strengthen public infrastructure,...
Consider year-end tax moves

Consider year-end tax moves

    It may be hard to believe, but we’re getting close to wrapping up 2019. And if you have a year-end to-do list, here’s one more item you might want to add: Lower your investment-related taxes. To help meet this goal, consider these moves you could make...
John H. Johnson Day events set for November 1

John H. Johnson Day events set for November 1

  The late John H. Johnson, founder of Ebony and Jet magazines, will be honored with an official state holiday on November 1. The holiday, which was established this year by the Arkansas Legislature during the 92nd General Assembly, recognizes the Desha County...
Paying tribute to Frank Henry, Jr.

Paying tribute to Frank Henry, Jr.

Nonagenarian Frank Henry, Jr. has served his community and Southeast Arkansas most of his life. For his service, the Mainline Health Systems board member recently received the Community Health Centers of Arkansas’ 2019 Community Hero Award. The Community Hero...
How to become a long-term investor

How to become a long-term investor

  It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in “safe” vehicles that...

SNAP grant appointments set for Oct. 15

Appointments for those seeking a 2020 Special Needs Assistance Program grant for home improvements will begin on October 15. Applicants must be at least 55 years of age or have a disability and have a low to moderate income. Mobile homes are not eligible for the home...
Court clerk receives national certification

Court clerk receives national certification

  Julie Watkins, the court clerk for the 28th District Court, recently was recognized by the Arkansas Supreme Court as a certified court manager after completing National Center for State Courts requirements, according to a news release announcing her...