DCSO seeking assistance locating missing man

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a missing man. Clyde Lee Robinson, 50, was last seen in the Monticello-Drew County area. He was reported missing on July 18, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson is described as a black male about 5-feet, 4-inches in height and weighing approximately 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about Robinson’s whereabouts … Continued

Painted rocks spread joy

About a week ago, my Facebook news feed began to look like a colorful gravel pit, full of photos of brightly painted rocks. These rocks are part of a trend that is bringing families, friends and communities together to spread a little joy and brighten others’ day. They are showing up in Warren, Monticello, Star City, Dumas, McGehee, Camden, Crossett, Hamburg, El Dorado, Lake Village, Magnolia, Rison, Fordyce, Pine Bluff and other South Arkansas towns … Continued

Smith sentenced to death

A Cleveland County jury on Friday sentenced 21-year-old Brad Hunter Smith to death after finding him guilty of the December 2015 death of 22-year-old Cherrish Faith Allbright. The jury found Smith guilty of capital murder, abuse of a corpse and kidnapping. Allbright, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was last seen by a family member the night of December 3, 2015 when she received a telephone call. A short time later, a … Continued

Ashley County searching for missing man

  The Ashley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a Fountain Hill man who has been missing for a week. Brad Wayne Allen was last seen on July 18 around 3 a.m. walking in an unknown direction from his residence off of Ashley Road 80 in the Fountain Hill or Shiloh area. He was reported missing by his family on July 22, according to the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office. Allen is described as … Continued

Construction underway on State Police headquarters at Warren

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and commanders of the Arkansas State Police, along with state police commissioners, broke ground today signaling construction to begin on a new $2.8-million dollar troop headquarters. “Seventy-four years ago in Warren, the Arkansas State Police built a headquarters building that we now know as Troop F Headquarters. It was one of the first four built in the state,” said Hutchinson. “Now we are breaking ground to build a new facility that will … Continued

Body of missing man discovered in Mississippi River

The body of a Polk County man reported missing early Friday was discovered on Saturday in the Mississippi River near Eudora. Kevin Birdwell, 52, formerly of Springhill, Louisiana, lived in a remote area near Mena in Polk County. He had not been heard from since Wednesday. A fisherman discovered Birdwell’s body Saturday at about 8 p.m. in the Mississippi River near Eudora in Chicot County. The body was taken to the state Crime Lab to determine … Continued

ACMC and Family Clinic of Ashley County ink merger deal

Ashley County Medical Center and the Family Clinic of Ashley County have announced that the two entities have agreed to merge. The organizational structure of the clinic will transition to hospital governance so that all physicians and staff will become employees of Ashley County Medical Center. Officials say this is a mutual merging that will not change patient care. “Patients will not see any change at Family Clinic,” said Ben Walsh, M.D. Family Clinic of … Continued

Mainline gets nod for 9th school-based clinic

  The Drew Central School Board on Thursday approved Mainline Health System’s proposal to locate a clinic at the school. The clinic, which will be Mainline’s ninth school-based clinic in five Southeast Arkansas school districts, will offer numerous medical and heathcare services to both students and staff. Mainline staffs the clinics with highly-qualified medical professionals. A nurse practitioner who treats both urgent and chronic care needs will be at the school at all hours students … Continued

Scam artists targeting Warren

A woman with Warren ties who was scammed out of $9,000 and an elderly Warren woman who was scammed out of more than $1,000 are among the most recent victims of scam artists targeting people in the Bradley County area, according to Sgt. Tim Nichols. “The Warren Police Department has seen an increase over the last few days in reference to phone scams,” Nichols said. “The people responsible are very good at what they do … Continued

Research in Warren Prairie gaining national attention

  Scientific research takes many forms. For Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, that means crawling around the Warren Prairie on their stomachs, searching for tiny plants with the unwieldy name Geocarpon minimum, a small leafy plant no more than a quarter-inch tall. The Fawleys call it “belly botany” and while the technique may sound odd – and a little uncomfortable – it’s yielding big results. Geocarpon minimum has been federally classified as endangered and is … Continued