• Letter to the Editor

    I did not realize Frank Jackson was still writing columns for the newspaper. I guess I have over looked them in the past. I’m sure this wasn’t just an opportunity to run the present mayor down and to promote Zach Tucker. What town needs a 25 year old non-experienced mayor? I couldn’t contact Mr. Jackson by telephone to enlighten him on a statement he made about Mayor Rogers. Mr. Jackson has an unlisted telephone number and … Continued

  • Mayoral candidates Sonny Thornhill, Zack Tucker and Mayor Joe Rogers.

    Monticello mayoral candidates critical of water project

    Monticello mayoral candidates Zack Tucker and Sonny Thornhill were critical of a $10 million water project during a Thursday night political debate. Thornhill called it a "failed project" while Tucker said he is disappointed in the contract. Mayor Joe Rogers, who took office nine months after the contract was signed and cast tie-breaking votes to hire an attorney and engineer to look into issues surrounding the contract, declined to comment, presumably due to legal issues. … Continued

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  • Frontier

    Anthropologist to discuss frontier heritage tourism

      Frontier heritage tourism has its roots in the 1920s with the rise of the affordable automobile. It increased in the 1950s with frontier-themed amusement parks springing up across the United States. Dr. Daniel Maher, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will use “Confederates in the Attic” by Tony Horwitz to frame a presentation about frontier heritage tourism at the University of Arkansas at Monticello … Continued

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