Jordan Tilley joins Gibson & Keith law firm

Mr. Jordan Tilley has joined the Monticello law firm of Gibson & Keith, PLLC, as an associate attorney. A graduate of Monticello High School, Mr. Tilley attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received his B.A. degree. He then attended the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he received his juris doctorate degree. Tilley’s experience includes working as an assistant to a Magistrate Judge of the … Continued

Architect Alison Turner to give lecture at Lakeport Plantation

In Observance of World Architecture Day, Lakeport Plantation and the Alex Foundation will host a reception and lecture with Alison Turner, Director of Community Education and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fay Jones School of Architecture. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. The event will be held on October 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeport located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. In 2008, … Continued

2 killed in head-on collision on U.S. 425 in Ashley County

  A Monticello man and a Rison man were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision on U.S. 425, south of Hamburg. The accident occurred shortly before noon Tuesday when a southbound Dodge pickup truck crossed the center line of the highway and sideswiped a northbound Ford pickup truck before continuing south in the northbound lane where it collided head-on with a northbound Mack semi truck, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. The … Continued

Lakeport Plantation to feature Polk family plantations

“The Polks’ Plantations and the Creation of Cotton Kingdom in the Old South” will be presented by Dr. Kelly Houston Jones in the latest Lakeport Legacies monthly history talk on September 28 at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and conversation, and the program starts at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Blake … Continued

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to perform with Jazz One at UAM

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, a Savannah, Georgia-based orchestra, will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Jazz Band One at a free public concert on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The orchestra features lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. … Continued

Warren pedestrian dies after struck by pickup truck

A Warren pedestrian died Saturday night after he was struck by a pickup truck in Warren. Percy L. Gavin, Jr., 59, was walking west near the fog line of U.S. 278B, when he was struck by the front right corner of a westbound Chevrolet pickup, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Gavin was transported by helicopter to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock where he died at 11:30 p.m., according to the … Continued

Lake Chicot Fall Festival to feature BBQ cook off, beauty pageants, and more

The 21st Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival will be held on October 27-28 on the banks of Lake Chicot in Lake Village. The festival will feature entertainment, beauty pageants, a pumpkin decorating contest, tractor show, car show, 5K run and walk, an amusement area and free games for children, a dog show, arts and crafts, food vendors, the Memphis Barbecue Network-sanctioned Fire on the Water BBQ Cook Off, and more. For more information or to … Continued

El Dorado woman killed, Monticello man injured in 2-vehicle accident

  An El Dorado woman was killed and a Monticello man was injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle accident in Union County. Ashley Nicole Wilson, 22, of El Dorado was traveling east on U.S. 82 when her Volvo sedan crossed the center line and into the path of a westbound Ford pickup truck driven by Charlie H. Smith, 74, of Monticello, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Wilson died in the accident. Smith … Continued

Guachoya to host reception for more than 20 authors

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village is “Embracing the Literary Arts” with a reception on Saturday, September 30, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to introduce approximately 22 published authors. Presenting this art form broadens the Guachoya Cultural Art Center’s presentation of art forms from traditional exhibits of paintings to the literary arts. More than 20 authors represting six states will participate in the event. The following states will be represented at the … Continued

Hamburg voters approve tax hikes for park, fire department

Unofficial results of the September 12 Hamburg Special Election Issue #1 – City Park For 117 Against 57 Issue #2 – Fire Department For 131 Against 43 Hamburg residents considered two separate tax increases, each one a half-cent, in a special sales tax election. One of the half-cent tax hikes would provide funding for bonds to pay for the construction of a new fire station and adjacent ambulance station on Main Street. The other half-cent … Continued