Rison teen killed, 3 injured in Lincoln County accident

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 investigating death of prison inmate

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.

Dermott man pleads guilty to using imprisoned son’s ID to obtain student loan

  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

Drew County Fair Schedule

  The 71st Annual Drew County Fair begins September 23 and runs through September 27. The annual fair parade, which is set for Tuesday, will feature some very special parade marshals. Drew County's World War II veterans will serve as parade marshals this year. Schedule: September 22 6:30 p.m. Robin Hood Family Gospel Singing September 23 5 p.m. -- Parade on Main Street and exhibits open 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. -- "Sneak-a-Peek" carnival rides … Continued

Gallery of photos from John Burkhalter fundraiser in Drew County

John Burkhalter, pictured above with Monticello attorney Cliff Gibson, attended a fundraiser Monday night in Drew County for his bid for lieutenant governor. The event was held at the home of Dr. Jeff Reinhart. A gallery of photos from the event follows. Burkhalter, a North Little Rock businessman, former chairman of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and a former member of the Arkansas Highway Commission, says, if elected, he will focus on job creation and … Continued

Crossett millage increase proposal to build new high school fails

A Crossett School District proposal to increase the school millage rate to build a new high school failed with 669 voting for the tax hike and 808 voting against it in Tuesday's school election. The district sought a 4-mill property tax increase and a transfer of 1.27 mills from capital outlay to debt service to fund the construction of a new high school with a media center, dining facility, and a 1,500-seat state-of-the-art arena suitable … Continued

Monticello wins Raymond Scogin Memorial Challenge Cup

  The Monticello Country Club on Sunday won the second annual Raymond Scogin Memorial Challenge Cup, a two-day golf tournament between the top 20 golfers at the Warren Country Club and the top 20 golfers at the Monticello Country Club. The two clubs alternate play at each golf course, playing at the Warren Country Club on Saturday and rounding out the tournament play at the Monticello Country Club on Sunday. The tournament is a friendly … Continued

UAM Forestry Club helps raise funds for Log-a-Load

  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

UAM Forestry grad student receives grant to present research results

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

Drew County man suspected of sexual assault of 7-year-old girl

Tony Glynn Irons A Drew County man who is alleged to have improperly touched a 7-year-old girl in his camper last month is facing possible second-degree sexual assault charges, according to Lt. Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator with the Drew County Sheriff's Office. Nichols said Tony Glynn Irons, 46, initially denied the allegation, but during an interview said, "the child wouldn't lie about something like that". "A polygraph was scheduled at the request of Irons … Continued