Market in the Park sets July 6 events

Market in the Park sets July 6 events

  Market in the Park, a farmers’ market in Monticello, is growing with more vendors selling produce and crafts. Last fall, Drew County received a grant to help fund the construction of a covered pavilion for the market as well as for community use. To help...

DHS announces disaster food assistance for 12 counties

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that eligible residents in Desha, Jefferson, Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian, and Yell counties can receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
Rep. Glover discusses tornadoes, flooding, new laws

Rep. Glover discusses tornadoes, flooding, new laws

The past few weeks have been difficult, but our community remains resilient and strong. As some continue to deal with the aftermath of the massive flooding, other constituents, including my own family, are dealing with the aftermath of tornadoes and strong storms. As...

Lake Chicot drawdown begins July 8

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a drawdown on Lake Chicot beginning July 8. The lake will be lowered 6 feet from the 106 National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) to 100 NGVD by around August 19. The gate...

Star City couple arrested in son’s death

An 11-year-old Star City boy’s stepfather and mother have been arrested in connection with the boy’s death. Joseph Corsello’s mother, Mary Black, 29, and stepfather, David Black, 38, both of Star City, were arrested Sunday night after the boy’s...
Man dies in ATV accident at Wilmar

Man dies in ATV accident at Wilmar

A Wilmar man was killed early Sunday morning in an ATV accident. Derrick V. Lewis, 35, was traveling west on Johnson Street in Wilmar when he lost control of the Polaris 4-wheeler he was operating. He attempted to make a right turn onto North 8th Street when he lost...

Bogus cop arrested in Southeast Arkansas

A person suspected of impersonating a law enforcement officer and stopping drivers in unmarked trucks has been arrested, according to a statement issued by the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office. “A joint investigation involving the Ashley County...

Governor reappoints two Southeast Arkansas residents

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently reappointed a Warren man and a Hamburg man to separate state positions. Dewayne Tooke of Warren was reappointed to the Residential Contractors Committee. The term expires on October 1, 2021. Lt. Michael Willhite of Hamburg was reappointed...
Drew County road tax fails

Drew County road tax fails

  A proposal for a six-year extension of the  one-cent Drew County sales tax, primarily for county roads, failed Tuesday by a slim margin in a one-issue special election. The complete, unofficial results: For 173 Against 187 Voters considered extending for six...
ACMC welcomes Dr. Sarahrose Webster

ACMC welcomes Dr. Sarahrose Webster

  Dr. Sarahrose Webster has joined the Ashley County Medical Center team. “Having board certified general surgeon, Dr. Sarahrose Webster, join our ACMC team is a tremendous asset not only to Ashley County Medical Center, but to our region,” said Ashley...

Boy, 14, shot in chest

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest Thursday afternoon in what was reported as an accidental, self-inflicted shooting, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred at a residence on Arkansas 35, east of Monticello,...
2019 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Schedule

2019 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Schedule

What began as a one-day event in 1956, the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, has grown to a week-long event with activities running from June 8-15. A new event, the Tour de Tomato bike ride, and several pageants, kicked off the festival Saturday, June 8, the...

Flooding continues along Arkansas River

Flood Warnings continue for areas along the Arkansas River, including Pendleton and Pine Bluff in Southeast Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service. • Arkansas River at Pendleton affecting Desha, Lincoln and Arkansas counties. At 7:15 p.m. Saturday the...

SEACAC board regular meeting, June 18

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Governing Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m., for its regularly scheduled board meeting. The adoption of the Community Services Block Grant will be one of the issues presented for approval...

Man arrested twice in two weeks

A Drew County man arrested in early May for allegedly trying to run over another man was arrested again two weeks later for allegedly stealing items from a storage building. Stephen Koble, 28, of Drew County, formerly of California, is facing aggravated assault...
Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

  Most of us would probably agree that men and women frequently behave differently, and these differences often show up in professional, family and social situations. Of course, this certainly doesn’t mean either gender has an advantage in these areas. However,...
Rep. Don Glover Weekly Column

Rep. Don Glover Weekly Column

  This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Arkansas State Police (ASP) Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. It was hosted by the Arkansas State Police Foundation. I was simply humbled by, not only the presence of almost 1,000 or more...