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    Slave life in Chicot County to be topic of Lakeport history discussion

    Lakeport Legacies, Lakeport Plantation’s monthly history talk, will feature a discussion on August 28 about slave life in Chicot County by Kelly Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arkansas. Jones’ discussion, “Slave Life in Chicot County: Toil and Resistance on the River,” will reveal slave life in Chicot County through court records, the census, newspapers, WPA narratives and other sources. Slavery and cotton dominated Chicot County’s antebellum economy. Clearing vast forests and cultivating … Continued

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    14 contested mayoral races in Southeast Arkansas

    Voters in 14 Southeast Arkansas municipalities will see a contested mayoral race on their November 4 General Election ballot. There will be contested mayoral races in Arkansas City, Crossett, Dermott, Dumas, Gould, Grady, McGehee, Monticello, Mitchellville, Montrose, Parkdale, Star City, Warren and Watson. Dermott and McGehee both have four candidates for mayor while Monticello, Montrose and Watson each have three. Arkansas City, Crossett, Dumas, Gould, Grady, Mitchellville, Parkdale, Star City and Warren will all have … Continued

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    Archeologist to discuss research at WWII Italian Prisoner of War camp at Monticello

    Research at Camp Monticello, the World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp east of Monticello, will be the discussion topic at the September 2 meeting of the Tunican Chapter of Arkansas Archeological Society. Dr. Jodi Barnes, a Research Station Archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will talk about ongoing research at Camp Monticello, the Italian Prisoner … Continued

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    UAM Athletics Fan Day set for August 23

    Ryburn Automotive Superstore and Commercial Bank are teaming up with the University of Arkansas at Monticello once again to host the second annual UAM Athletics Fan Day on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the auto lot at Ryburn Automotive on Highway 425 South in Monticello. Coaches and student-athletes from all of UAM's intercollegiate athletics teams, as well as cheerleaders and the Boll Weevil mascot will participate in the event, which … Continued