Judge Don Glover will not seek re-election

. Circuit Judge Don Glover, who has served as a circuit judge for the 10th judicial district of Arkansas for more than 20 years, announced Thursday that he is retiring and will not seek re-election. "I am grateful to the citizens of the 10th Judicial District for their support and the privilege of serving," Glover said in a news release announcing his retirement. "It has been a great pleasure working with jurors, my staff, courthouse … Continued

Mother-Daughter Art Exhibit at Guachoya Cultural Art Center

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host a reception on September 10 to kick off its “Mother-Daughter” art exhibit featuring art by Iris Mitchell and Melanie Mitchell Tucker. The reception will be held at the art center from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. The exhibit will feature art by Iris Mitchell and her daughter, Melanie Tucker. Both Mitchell and Tucker are retired … Continued

Reid Harrod announces candidacy for Ashley County District Judge

Judge Reid Harrod announced his candidacy today for the position of Ashley County District Judge in the election to be held on March 1, 2016. The newly created full-time position was established by the Arkansas Legislature in 2014 and will encompass the existing district courts in Crossett and Hamburg. Harrod has formerly served as city judge in the City of Wilmot, municipal judge in the City of Hamburg and is currently serving as Ashley County … Continued

Seark Concert Association kicks off new season on Sept. 1

The Southeast Arkansas Concert Association will kick off its 2015-16 season with “America, My Home Sweet Home: An Evening with Charles Graham and Friends” on September 1 at 7 p.m. at the UAM Fine Arts Center. Charles Graham A native of the Baxter community near Dermott, Graham is the fifth of 13 brothers and sisters, and grew up on a large farm there. He left home in 1975, and attended Southwest Baptist University and Central … Continued

Pine Bluff man killed in accident on U.S. 425, north of Monticello

A Pine Bluff man was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 425, north of Monticello. Lawrence W. Carroll, 64, of Pine Bluff was traveling south on U.S. 425 when his Dodge van rounded a curve and struck the rear of a loaded log truck that was making a north turn onto U.S. 425 from Campground Loop Road, according to State Police Clp. Mitch Grant's preliminary accident report. Carroll died in the accident. … Continued

Bob Ware announces candidacy for District 11 House seat

Bob Ware, vice chancellor for the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology at McGehee, has announced his candidacy for District 11 in the Arkansas House of Representatives in the 2016 Democratic primary. The district includes Chicot and Desha counties and a portion of Ashley County. Ware, who has worked in public service for more than 45 years, began his tenure with UAM-CTM in 1975, serving as assistant director, a position he held for … Continued

UAM adds 4 new forestry faculty members

The School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has added four new faculty members. They are: • Benjamin Babst, an assistant professor who comes to UAM from the biosciences department at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Babst holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a Ph.D. in biology from … Continued

Man dies in single-vehicle accident in Bradley County

A Fordyce man was killed Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident in Bradley County. Arlee Turner, 71, of Fordyce was travelining north on Highway 8, north of Bradley Road 18 East, when his vehicle left the road to the southbound ditch then struck a tree and overturned, according to State Police Cpl. Byron N. Curry's accident report. The accident occurred Sunday at 4:45 p.m. The weather was clear and the roadway was dry.

UAM accreditation continued by Higher Learning Commission

A process that began three years ago was completed this week with the formal announcement that the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission will be continued through 2025. Open Pathway, the accreditation process for the next HLC cycle, includes assurance reviews in years 4 and 10, a major improvement project in years 5-9, as well as annual monitoring of financial and non-financial indicators and adherence to HLC policies, according … Continued

Federal judge denies Siemens motion to dismiss Monticello’s fraud claim

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Siemens Industry's motion to dismiss the City of Monticello's fraudulent misrepresentation claim against the company and ordered Siemens' parent company, the international conglomerate Siemens AG, to be added as a defendant in the case. In one of numerous claims in a May 2015 lawsuit, the City of Monticello, through its attorney Cliff Gibson of Monticello, claims Siemens Industry, Inc. fraudulently induced the city into entering into a $10 million … Continued