State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Varner Unit in Lincoln County. The death is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction. John M. Dobson, III, died Tuesday at 5:17 p.m. He was 29. Dobson was serving a 5-year sentence for theft of property in Independence County. He was scheduled to be released in 2007.
The Forestry Club at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently co-sponsored the Drew County Log-a-Load for Kids fund raiser to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. The event included an auction and raffle. With proceeds generated from the auction, the Drew County Log-a-Load has now raised over $1 million since its inception in 1993. Nearly $100,000 has been raised in 2014 with fundraising to continue through the end of the year. … Continued
Kathy Brautigum, a graduate assistant and candidate for the master of science in forest resources degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has received a grant to present research findings to a joint meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists in Estes Park, Colorado. Brautigam will present findings from a research project that examines the effects of supplemental deer feeders on the fate of artificial ground … Continued
Mr. Lee Douglas Curry has joined the Monticello law firm of Gibson & Keith as an associate attorney. Mr. Curry received his Juris Doctorate and B.S.B.A. Degrees from the University of Arkansas. While pursuing his law degree at the University, Mr. Curry earned placement on the Dean’s List for two years running, and was elected by his peers as Student Government Senator from both the University’s School of Law and the Walton College of Business. … Continued