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  • Zack Tucker

    Zack Tucker says he’s ‘eager’ for November election

      Zack Tucker, the top vote-getter in Monticello’s 5-way special mayoral election who ultimately lost a runoff with Joe Rogers, issued a statement early Thursday evening saying he is looking forward to the “bright future ahead” and is “eager for November’s Regular Election…” Tucker, the current mayor’s assistant, came out on top with 39 percent of the vote in the special mayoral election on June 24, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a runoff with … Continued

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  • Woodrow Bynum and Ryan Reilly

    Woody Bynum to be featured in Seark Concert’s ‘Summertime Serenade’

      The Southeast Arkansas Concert Association will present a “Summertime Serenade” at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center on July 24 at 7 p.m. The performance features baritone Woodrow Bynum, pictured on the left.┬áBynum will be joined in the Monticello performance with fellow Juilliard graduate and concert pianist Ryan Reilly, pictured on the right. They will perform a wide variety of selections including works by Copland, Schumann, and Ravel. Bynum, a former … Continued

  • Couple arrested in Eudora bank robbery suspected in 3 others

      A North Carolina couple suspected in a cross-country trek robbing banks along the way were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Louisiana less than an hour after reportedly robbing the Delta Trust Bank in Eudora. Jonathan Johnson, 26, of Mt. Airey, N.C. is alleged to have entered the Delta Trust Bank at Eudora at 1:43 p.m. and demanded money. "He walked in with a note, gave it to the teller and said he wanted all of … Continued

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  • Joe Rogers

    Monticello mayor-elect Joe Rogers asks for unity as city faces ‘major challenges’ with water project

      Former Monticello Mayor Joe Rogers reversed the results of a June 24 special election and captured a narrow 60-vote win over Zack Tucker in Tuesday night's runoff for mayor. Rogers, an independent, garnered 53 percent of the vote to Tucker's 47 percent three weeks after the 25-year-old mayor's assistant beat the 50-year-old former mayor in a 5-way special election, but fell short of the majority needed for the win. In the June 24 special … Continued