Woman dies following traffic accident in Crossett

Woman dies following traffic accident in Crossett

A Crossett woman died after her vehicle struck a traffic sign and a tree in Crossett Monday afternoon, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Mary Dell Jones, 60, of Crossett was traveling south in the northbound lane of the 1000 block of...
Masons install officers for 2020

Masons install officers for 2020

  The Eureka Lodge #40 of Free and Accepted Masons recently installed officers for 2020. The officers, pictured above, are: Front row, left to right, Keith Ashcraft, senior warden; Brad Lee Rodgers, senior deacon; Kelly Shrum, junior warden; Michael Owen, master...
Business owners: plan for next phase of life

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

  As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy. Let’s start by...
MGSA Registration

MGSA Registration

Tryouts for the Monticello Girls Softball Association’s 2020 season will be held on February 29 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello IPF. Check monticelloargirls.com or the MGSA’s Facebook page for tryout times. The deadline to register early is...
NWS Storm Damage Survey in Drew County

NWS Storm Damage Survey in Drew County

Tornado and Damaging Wind Event Thunderstorm wind damage of 80 to 90 mph was found across south central Drew County, from areas southwest of Monticello to the south side of Monticello, right up to the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Thunderstorm wind damage of...
Burch recognized for work in state Legislature

Burch recognized for work in state Legislature

  State Rep. LeAnne Burch recently was recognized for her work in the Arkansas Legislature. The Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas presented Burch with a 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award for supporting positive business initiatives...
President Trump addresses nation on Iran

President Trump addresses nation on Iran

  President Trump on Wednesday addressed the nation following Iranian missile attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq. Full Text of President Trump’s speech:   As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear...
Levee Task Force presents final report to governor

Levee Task Force presents final report to governor

  The Arkansas Levee Task Force has presented its final report with recommendations to improve monitoring and maintenance of the state’s levee system, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced at a press conference on Tuesday. In the past six months, the Arkansas Levee Task...
Business owners: plan for next phase of life

Look for changes in retirement plans

  It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more. The new...
Lesure earns 3rd GAC Player of the Week honor

Lesure earns 3rd GAC Player of the Week honor

  University of Arkansas at Monticello basketball player KJ Lesure continued his outstanding play last week in a pair of Great American Conference wins, helping him earn GAC Player of the Week honors for the third time this season. Lesure continued his bid for...
Woman dies following traffic accident in Crossett

Bicyclist dies in Union County traffic accident

  A man riding a bicycle in Union County was killed Friday evening on Highway 82 in Strong, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Jason Williams, 43, of Monticello, was riding a bicycle east on Highway 82 Friday evening when the...
ACMC welcomes first baby of 2020

ACMC welcomes first baby of 2020

  Molly Ann Kenly, the first baby born at Ashley County Medical Center in 2020, arrived on January 2, 2020 at 8:02 a.m. weighing 8-pounds, 2 ounces. She was 18 inches long. Molly is the daughter of Connie and John Michael Kenly. She and her parents are pictured...

Hamburg annual awards banquet set for Jan. 21

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will host its 59th Annual Awards Banquet on January 21 at the HMS Cafeteria. Special guests will be Chase Outlaw and Jeremy Sparks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information call the Hamburg...
UAM opens 2020 with overtime win

UAM opens 2020 with overtime win

The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team won an overtime thriller at home on Thursday over Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 98-96. It was UAM’s first overtime game since January 26. UAM’s biggest lead was eight points. After a good...
Dr. Lon Bitzer to join ACMC medical staff

Dr. Lon Bitzer to join ACMC medical staff

  Dr. Lon Bitzer will join the Ashley County Medical Center’s medical staff on January 6. “I am pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Lon Bitzer, a board certified general surgeon, to our medical staff in January to further enhance the surgical care we...
First day hikes in Southeast Arkansas

First day hikes in Southeast Arkansas

  Start your new year off with a trek through the beautiful landscape of one of Southeast Arkansas’ three state parks. Cane Creek, Lake Chicot, and Moro Bay state parks along with other Arkansas state parks will join America’s State Parks’...
UAM golf teams sign new golfers

UAM golf teams sign new golfers

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s golf team recently signed four new golfers while the women’s golf team added three, according to separate news releases from UAM head golf coach Adam Buie. Signees to the men’s golf team T.J. Baker from...