DCSO seeking assistance in locating second suspect in Wilmar homicide

The Drew County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance in locating Dominze K. Figures, 24, of McGehee. Figures is wanted in connection with the November 14 shooting death of 20-year-old Christon Sheets of Wilmar. Figures is the second of two suspects in the homicide. Jerell Terry, 25, of McGehee, was arrested Friday in Pulaski County by U.S. marshals. He is currently being held without bond in the Drew County Detention Center. He likely will be … Continued

Tour of Drew County Museum to follow Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas Tour of the Drew County Historical Museum will be held on November 28 immediately following the Monticello Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Every year, the Drew County Historical Society hosts a tour of the Drew County Museum and serves hot cider and cookies in the log cabin behind the museum following the annual Carols of Christmas Parade in downtown Monticello. The museum is housed in the historic Cavaness House, … Continued

Suspect in Wilmar homicide arrested

A McGehee man was been arrested in connection with the Tuesday night shooting death of a Wilmar man. Jerell Terry, 25, of McGehee, was arrested Friday in Pulaski County by U.S. Marshals, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober. Terry is suspected of shooting 20-year-old Christon Sheets Tuesday night around 11 p.m. at his home in Wilmar. Sheets was shot twice in the abdomen and died at Drew Memorial Hospital. Gober said Friday night that … Continued

Monticello Christmas Parade set for Nov. 28

The 24th annual Monticello Carols of Christmas parade will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 6 p.m. The parade will feature Christmas floats and other entries with the traditional Christmas carol theme. Participants are encouraged to select their Christmas carol to use as inspiration for decorating a float then register their carol-themed float by calling the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at (870) 367-6741. All floats must be lighted and music is encouraged. There … 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

UAM Centennial Opportunity Fund projects selected

Five proposals submitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Centennial Opportunity Fund have been chosen to receive a total of $50,000 for the 2017-18 funding cycle, according to Dr. John Davis, director of university relations and chair of the Centennial Opportunity Fund committee. The Centennial Opportunity Fund is a $1 million endowment created during UAM’s centennial celebration in 2009-10. Each year, a campus committee selects projects for funding that have significant, long-term benefits to … Continued

Interfor plans $46 million investment at Monticello division

The Interfor Corporation has announced that it will invest $46 million to upgrade and modernize it’s sawmill in Monticello. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The project includes the installation of new state-of-the-art machine centers in the sawmill as well as upgrades to the planer mill and one new continuous lumber drying kiln. Annual lumber production is expected to double, in addition to improving product quality, product mix and mill efficiency. … 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

Mainline creates endowment with $51K gift to UAM

  Mainline Health Systems, Incorporated of southeast Arkansas has presented a $51,000 gift to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund to honor Mainline’s founder and first director, Betty Gay Shuler. The gift will create an endowed scholarship to be presented each fall and spring semester. A recipient of the Mainline Health Systems, Incorporated Endowed Scholarship must be a resident of Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew or Lincoln County, a junior or senior with … Continued

Chicot County man suspected in death of toddler

A Chicot County man suspected of capital murder is being held without bond in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, Journee Orji, according to Chicot County Sheriff Ronald Nichols. Nichols said the sheriff’s office was notified on October 31 that the child’s mother and grandmother had taken the severely injured child to the emergency room of Chicot County Medical Center. She was subsequently airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock where … Continued