Wilmar man is second homicide victim in Drew County in 12 hours

A Wilmar man was killed Tuesday night in a shooting at his home. It was the second fatal shooting in Drew County in less than 12 hours. Christon Sheets, 20, was shot twice in the abdomen around 11 p.m. at his home in Wilmar. Sheets’ girlfriend, who was at the home when the shooting occurred, called 911 and Sheets was taken to Drew Memorial Hospital where he died, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober. … Continued

Man arrested in Monticello homicide

  A man has been arrested in connection with a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Monticello that left one man dead, according to a State Police news release. Arnold LaRon White Sr., 55, of Monticello, is facing manslaughter charges in the death of 54-year-old Harold Miller Jr., also of Monticello. Monticello Police received a report at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday of a shooting at 513 West Shelton. When officers arrived, they found Miller dead, according to State … Continued

Warren man arrested in non-fatal stabbing

A Warren man was arrested Sunday for allegedly stabbing another man multiple times during an altercation at a Warren residence, according to Sgt. Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator at the Warren Police Department. Nichols said Warren police officers were dispatched Sunday afternoon to the Bradley County Medical Center where Jimmy Broughton of Warren, was being treated for approximately seven stab wounds. Broughton’s injuries were not life-threatening. During an investigation into the stabbing, police received information … Continued

Guachoya Cultural Art Center Christmas Marketplace Dec. 8-9

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host its annual Christmas Marketplace on December 8 and 9. A variety of vendors will be on hand selling jewelry, baked goods, pottery, books, paintings, children’s art, quilts, handmade kitchen accessories, handcrafted hats and scarves. On Friday, December 8 the Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. On Saturday, December 9 the … Continued

Monticello Cookie Tour set for December 8-9

The Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce second annual Christmas Cookie Tour will be held on December 8 and 9. Approximately 20 local businesses will serve home baked cookies and offer special discounts and/or free gifts. Businesses or organizations interested registering as a stop on the cookie tour are asked to call the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at 367-6741. The 2016 Christmas Cookie Tour winner was The Wild Hare.  

3 coaches, 15 players from SEARK on Farm Bureau Award ‘watch lists’

Three high school football coaches and 15 players from Southeast Arkansas [Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties] are on the 2017 “watch lists” for the annual Farm Bureau Awards. The Farm Bureau Awards honor Arkansas’ top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. Hooten’s staff selects three finalists for each category, and those 45 finalists and their families are invited to attend the Farm Bureau Awards Dec. … Continued

2017 Football Round 1 Playoff Scores

  4A Warren 48 Highland 14 Hamburg 20 Jonesboro Westside 7 Pocahontas 56 Dumas 16 Nashville 47 Monticello 7 Ozark 42 Crossett 7 3A McGehee 44 Centerpoint 14 2A Rison 41 Magazine 0 Mineral Springs 18 Hampton 14

Students seeking assistance with veterans project

Monticello Middle School students will interview local veterans for a Veterans History Project. Veterans who are interested in being a part of the project are asked to complete this online form. All interviews will be sent to the Library of Congress to document the veterans’ stories. Students are asking veterans to be a part of their historical project so that they will become knowledgeable about their past and future.  

Drew County Veterans Day Service set for Friday

The Drew County military community, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4515 and the American Legion Post will host a Veterans Day service on Friday at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Drew County Courthouse. Jim Lee, a district VFW leader, will be the emcee. Ret. Brigadier. Gen. and District 9 State Rep. LeAnne Burch and Drew County Judge Robert Akin will be guest speakers. The public is encouraged to attend.