Man gets life sentence for first-degree murder

Man gets life sentence for first-degree murder

  An Ashley County man was sentenced this week to life in prison for his actions on New Year’s Eve that resulted in the death of another man. A jury found Anthony Dewayne Brown, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Jesse Burton....
NWS issues excessive heat warning

NWS issues excessive heat warning

  The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will be in the 90s on Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon heat indices ranging from 110 to 115 degrees. Hot weather...
Glover reviews new education laws

Glover reviews new education laws

  Last week I continued the conversation about laws that will take effect as a result of our last Legislative session. I would like to continue that conversation this week. In fact, some constituents have had questions regarding some of the new laws that...
Invasive plant and tree identifiers needed

Invasive plant and tree identifiers needed

  Are you interested in identifying invasive plant species and trees? Do you want to use technology to document your discoveries? The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Forest Health Laboratory is seeking help in locating and identifying invasive plants. Mohammad...
Rutledge launches statewide PSA on robocalls

Rutledge launches statewide PSA on robocalls

  Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has launched a statewide public service announcement addressing robocalls, a top issue impacting Arkansans. “Every person in the State is sick and tired of the never ending robocalls,” said Attorney General Leslie...
UAM Sports Fan Day set for Aug. 24

UAM Sports Fan Day set for Aug. 24

  Ryburn Motor Company and Commercial Bank are partnering with the University of Arkansas at Monticello to host the UAM Sports Fan Day on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ryburn Automotive on U.S. 425 South in Monticello.
Mainline: Rooted in its communities

Mainline: Rooted in its communities

Mainline Health Systems this week is celebrating National Health Center Week, an annual event to raise awareness about the country’s community health centers. Mainline is part of a nationwide network of locally operated health centers serving more than 28...
Cheatham announces re-election bid

Cheatham announces re-election bid

  Sen. Eddie Cheatham will seek a third term in the Arkansas Senate, according to a news release announcing his re-election bid. The Crossett Democrat represents District 26 in Southeast Arkansas. The district includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot and Drew counties as...
Monticello water documents reviewed

Monticello water documents reviewed

  Monticello residents have always boasted that Monticello has the best tasting drinking water around. But more than a month ago, residents noticed something different about their water. It smelled strongly of chlorine, tasted like chlorine, and in some cases,...
UAM student awarded Delta Waterfowl Scholarship

UAM student awarded Delta Waterfowl Scholarship

  Clayton Whitaker, a senior at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been awarded this year’s SEARK Chapter Delta Waterfowl Scholarship. Whitaker is pictured above, left, with Dr. Glenn Manning, UAM faculty member. The $500 scholarship is applied toward...

SEACAC board to meet Aug. 12

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Board of Directors will meet on Monday, August 12 in a special board meeting. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. It will be held at the SEACAC Complex, located at 1208 North Myrtle Street in Warren. SEACAC is in...
Glover urges all to be ‘kind and inclusive’

Glover urges all to be ‘kind and inclusive’

  Every year as young people prepare to go back to school, I have always encouraged them to be kind and inclusive. Bullying and divisiveness can be challenging among students in schools. There are some adults in our community who need the same inclusiveness. The...

Market in the Park to reopen in September

The Market in the Park farmers’ market in Monticello is taking a break for the month of August due to the scarcity of vendors’ produce at the end of the summer season. Fall vegetables will be ready in early September and Market in the Park will reopen on...
2019 Southeast Arkansas Football Schedules

2019 Southeast Arkansas Football Schedules

  The 2019 football schedules for Warren, Hamburg, Dumas, Star City, Monticello, Crossett, McGehee, Rison, Drew Central, Lake Village and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Warren Hamburg Dumas Star City Monticello Crossett McGehee Rison Drew Central Lake...

Kiefhaber’s seeking qualified applicants

Our busy Heating & Air Company is looking to add an experienced lead HVAC Construction Foreman to join our team.  Required Qualifications: • Proficient in all HVAC functional design and installation of ductwork systems • High school diploma or equivalent • 2+...
250K bond set for murder suspect

250K bond set for murder suspect

  Tenth Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen has filed first-degree murder charges against a Eudora man in connection with the July 21 stabbing death of a Hamburg man. Erskine Flamer, 24, is alleged to have fatally stabbed 25-year-old Deunte Stanley at the...
U.S. Attorney visits local prosecutors

U.S. Attorney visits local prosecutors

  Dak Kees, US Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, was in Monticello on Monday meeting with 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen and several of Deen’s deputy prosecutors. “We had a productive discussion, and look forward to continued...