The June unemployment rate for counties in the southeast corner of the state range from a high of 9.4 percent in Chicot County to a low of 6 percent in Bradley County, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. Though Chicot County has the highest unemployment rate among the seven counties in extreme southeast Arkansas, it did see a drop from the 9.7 percent unemployment rate in May and 10.4 percent … Continued
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark, will host a “Coffee with the Congressman” on August 4 at 9 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Fred J. Taylor Library and Technology Center, Library Conference Room A, 514 University Drive. “Coffee with the Congressman” is an opportunity to talk directly with Congressman Bruce Westerman about the issues facing the Fourth District. The event is open to the public.
Mark Klappenbach, a Fordyce attorney, announced this week he will seek the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 5 position in the March 1 election. The current District 5 member, Judge Mike Kinard, was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe after Justice Robin Wynne was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Under Arkansas law, Judge Kinard cannot succeed himself. “Over the 31 years of my legal and accounting career I have served in many capacities that I … Continued
Chicot County Judge Mack Ball Jr. has issued a burn ban for Chicot County effective July 30, 2015 until further notice.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Dermott will host a youth revival on August 5 through August 7 each night at 7 p.m. Rev. Alex Geiger will be the worship leader and Rev. Kourtney Smith of Destiny Worship Center will be the guest revivalist. Prior to the revival, on August 1, the church will hold a fun day kick-off featuring a volleyball tournament. The fun day will kick off at 9:30 a.m. To participate in the … Continued
Dr. Donna Hunnicutt, associate professor of education and graduate education coordinator in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ArACTE). Hunnicutt joined the UAM faculty in 2002. She holds a B.A. and M.A.T. from UAM and an Ed.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. ArACTE is a state affiliate of … Continued