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    Drew County Democratic Party Chairman Damon Lampkin resigns

      Drew County Democratic Party Chairman Damon Lampkin resigned Thursday night saying his heart is just not in it anymore. Lampkin’s late wife, State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin, who was seeking her fourth term as the District 9 State Representative, died last week. Lampkin made his announcement in the courtroom of the Drew County Courthouse at a Drew County Democratic Party Committee meeting where committee members had gathered to select delegates for an upcoming convention to … Continued

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    Grant Pace to seek Democratic nomination for state representative

    Joel Grant Pace, 54, of Monticello has announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the District 9 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Pace has lived his entire life in Drew County. He was born in Wilmar and graduated from Wilmar High School. The Pace family has deep roots in the community. Pace’s father was president of the Drew County Fair Board for 20 years and a board member for Drew County … Continued

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    Ray’s serving baby back ribs on Friday

      Ray’s in Monticello will be serving smoked baby back ribs for lunch and dinner on Friday, July 29. A half rack of ribs with two side dishes is $9.99 and a full rack with two sides is $18.99. Side dishes include baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato salad and mustard potato salad. Read more about Ray’s great ribs in this restaurant review. Drop by Ray’s for lunch or dinner at the intersection of U.S. 425 & 278 in … Continued

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    Hamburg school teacher Candace Jeffress to seek nomination for District 9 state representative

    Candace Jeffress has announced her intent to seek the nomination for the seat formerly held by the late Sheilla Lampkin. “Representative Lampkin was a great champion for Southeast Arkansas and for Ashley and Drew Counties," Jeffress said. "She was an advocate for all, and she made a wonderful impact on hundreds of children in our district whose lives are better off because of her work, love and care. Sheilla was a dear friend and she … Continued

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    Retired brigadier general and attorney LeAnne Burch to seek nomination for District 9 state representative

      LeAnne Pittman Burch, a recently retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserves and Arkansas Department of Human Services attorney, today announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 9. District 9 includes approximately two-thirds of both Drew and Ashley counties, including Monticello, Hamburg, and most of Crossett. “Today I am officially throwing my hat into the ring to represent the people of District 9 and build upon … Continued