Drew County man jailed for Facebook postings

  A Drew County man has been held in contempt of court and jailed following nearly two years of Facebook postings about his domestic issues. Jim A. Hall was ordered in November 2012 to cease and desist his Facebook postings about his former inlaws and their business. He was also ordered to stay away from the family and their business. Hall failed to do so and Circuit Court Judge Don Glover on Tuesday found him … Continued

Gould Citizens Advisory Council hosting candidate forum

  The Gould Citizens Advisory Council will host a candidate forum on May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Gould Lions Club on U.S. 65 in Gould. All declared candidates for Lincoln County contested races have been invited to inform voters how they intend to address critical quality of life issues that face the city of Gould and Lincoln County. The forum provides an opportunity for citizens to meet and talk with the people who … Continued

U of A Board approves pending sale of UAM property to industrial prospect

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon tied up some loose ends on the pending sale of University of Arkansas at Monticello-owned property to an industrial prospect interested in locating in Monticello. At a special called meeting via conference call, the board adopted a resolution approving the proposed sale of 80.99 acres to Zilkha Biomass Monticello, LLC and another 3.5 acres (for a roadway) to the Monticello Economic Development Commission. Terms of the … Continued

Desha County 4-H involved in service projects, events

The Desha County 4-H has had a busy month, with multiple service projects and events occurring across the county. On April 11, the county youth participated in the county Orama. The event that challenges youth to compete in events such as public speaking, bicycle safety, BB gun marksmanship, bait casting and wildlife identification. The winners of the event are eligible to compete in a Delta-District level competition to be held in June at Forrest City. … Continued

Ashley County man suspected in fatal shooting of elderly neighbor

An ongoing dispute between neighbors led to a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Ashley County, according to Ashley County Sheriff David Johnson. Jason L. Johnson, 37, of Hamburg, is alleged to have fatally shot 78-year-old Randy L. Coulter following a verbal altercation on Ashley Road 948 off Highway 82, west of Hamburg, according to the sheriff. Sheriff Johnson said Jason L. Johnson allegedly fired multiple gunshots at Coulter. The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday … Continued

‘Captain’ begins production in South Arkansas

Fossil Hound Dog Films began production Friday in South Arkansas on a full-length feature film titled Captain. The film begins in Wilson County, Tenn. in 1812 with Congress declaring war on Great Britain. It follows the true-life story of a man named Hugh Bradley, as he becomes a Tennessee volunteer, fights in several battles, including the Battle of New Orleans, and claims a land bounty in South Arkansas.  Along the journey he guides his family and … Continued

Kenneth Mann is UAM’s 52nd Distinguished Alumnus

Kenneth Mann, chief financial officer of Deltic Timber Corporation in El Dorado, has been named the 52nd Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Mann will be honored during UAM’s commencement exercises May 9. As Deltic’s CFO, Mann oversees the fiscal operation of a far-flung enterprise that includes nearly a half million acres of forest land as well as extensive real estate and manufacturing interests. “Ken Mann represents all the best qualities of … Continued

Fine arts students showcased at annual extravaganza

Star City School District Fine Arts students from the choir, band, and visual arts programs at Star City High School, Star City Middle School, and Jimmy Brown Elementary School were recently showcased at the high school as part of the district’s second annual Fine Arts Extravaganza. [Photo galleries below] The Fine Arts Extravaganza included the 2014 Blue Bulldog Art Exhibit sponsored by the Star City High School Art Club which featured artwork created by Star … Continued

David Bazzel to be keynote speaker at Star City Chamber banquet

David Bazzel, co-host of “The Show With No Name” on 103.7 The Buzz and a former linebacker for the Arkansas Razorbacks, will be the keynote speaker at the Star City Chamber of Commerce Banquet on January 16. Bazzell was a Florida all-state athlete in football, track, and weightlifting before signing with Lou Holtz and the Razorbacks. He was team captain, three year starter, and four year letterman at linebacker under Holtz and Ken Hatfield. He … Continued

Early to be inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its 2014 induction class, which includes University of Arkansas at Monticello all-time winningest women’s basketball and softball coach Alvy Early. “It is an honor to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and I am very humbled and appreciative to be selected,” said Early. “This is something that was made possible by all of the outstanding student-athletes that I have been fortunate to coach and … Continued