A Rison teen was killed and three others were injured early Tuesday evening in a two-car accident in Lincoln County, according to State Police. Jonathan D. Robertson, 16, traveling west on Arrowhead Road and failed to yield at the 530 intersection where his vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling south on 530, according to a preliminary State Police report. Robertson’s passenger, Baylee S. Magness, 16, of Star City was injured in the accident. Also … Continued
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.
A Dermott man who fraudulently used his imprisoned son’s identification to obtain an $11,145 student loan to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology at McGehee was sentenced this week to two years in prison with eight additional years suspended. Jerome Davis Terry, 41, was also ordered to pay $6,359 restitution to the University of Arkansas at Monticello for cash he received from the student loan. In late February 2014, a … Continued
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