• Scam 2

    Scam: residents receive solicitations from someone claiming to represent legitimate Arkansas agencies

    Drew County residents are receiving solicitations for money from someone claiming to represent the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association or the Arkansas State Police. The solicitations are a scam, according to the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. After receiving reports of the solicitations from several Drew County residents, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office contacted those agencies. “The Arkansas State Police is the only one of the three that call or send out anything in … Continued

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  • Homecoming Court

    UAM announces 2015 homecoming court

    Twelve students have been selected to the 2015 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The court will be introduced during pregame ceremonies beginning at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium. The homecoming queen, chosen by a vote of the student body, will be announced at the conclusion of the ceremony. Members of the court are: • Morgan Densmore Calhoun of Monticello, a senior agriculture business and plant and soil … Continued

  • Sean Rochelle

    UAM to celebrate Homecoming October 8-10

    Sean Rochelle will become the fifth UAM football player to have his jersey number retired. The annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet, a party for alumni and friends, and the retirement of the jersey worn by the most successful quarterback in school history highlight the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s 2015 homecoming celebration October 8-10. Homecoming kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 8 with student organization bed races and a pep rally at Convoy … Continued

  • fatal accident

    One young man killed, another injured in Desha County vehicle accident

    A young Southeast Arkansas man was killed and another was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Desha County early Sunday morning, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Dane Miles, 19, of McGehee, was killed and Bradley Wilson, 19, of Tillar, was injured in the accident which occurred at 1:17 a.m. on Arkansas 1 in Desha County, according to the report. Miles and Wilson were traveling north on Arkansas 1 when the 2009 Chevrolet … Continued

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  • Burn Bans

    Most Southeast Arkansas counties under burn bans

    Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Drew and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas are among the 30 counties in Arkansas under burn bans as of October 2, due to dry conditions, gusty winds and low humidity. Outdoor burning is prohibited in counties where burn bans have been issued. Bans are issued by county judges. “Due to dry conditions and predicted weather factors like strong winds and low humidity – which contribute to high wildfire danger, we ask … Continued