UAM gets the nod for first completely online baccalaureate degree

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received approval for its first 100 percent online undergraduate degree program. The UA Board of Trustees and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved a bachelor of science degree in education studies, which will be offered totally online. The non-licensure program may be taken by anyone but is designed for non-traditional students unable to return to school and for public school paraprofessionals. Paraprofessionals will have a route to … Continued

Delta Men’s Association Wild Game Supper draws big crowd

  Some 2,000 people gathered in Eudora Saturday night to enjoy a wild game supper and support the Arkansas Children's Hospital at the 35th Annual Delta Men's Association Wild Game Supper. The Delta Men's Association, which has raised than $1 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital since its inception, began decades ago after four men hosted an appreciation dinner for those who rescued them following a duck hunting trip. The Delta Men's Association tells the story … Continued

Jonathan Woods sentenced to life, plus 40 years

  Jonathan Woods did not take the stand during the sentencing phase of his capital murder trial. Had he done so, 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen planned to use jail telephone recordings to impeach him. In phone calls recorded after his Wednesday afternoon conviction in Drew County, but prior to his Thursday afternoon sentencing, the 32-year-old Warren man referred to the woman he fatally shot as "ole girl" and said, apparently in jest, that … Continued

What to expect (and not)

  In the future, I will use this space to discuss political news and events concerning our state and nation. First, however, I want to take a moment to introduce myself, explain my reason for writing and share what to expect—and not expect—from this column moving forward. I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. My work allows me to spend a significant amount of time teaching and … Continued

Daughters, granddaughters chronicle centenarian’s life on her 100th birthday

  A Bradley County centenarian celebrated her 100th birthday singing and dancing with more than 180 friends and family members. Among Alice J. Henderson’s well wishers were President Barack Obama and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who sent proclamations. Warren Mayor Bryan Martin and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Pastor Eddie Hampton, who attended the celebration, also issued proclamations in her honor. To mark the occasion, which was celebrated at her church and at a huge party at … Continued

UAM history professor authors book of Spanish historical studies

Dr. Clinton Young, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has published a new book of Spanish historical studies entitled Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930.6 Published by the Louisiana State University Press, Young’s book examines the role of popular musical theater in developing Spanish national identity during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He argues that the popular musical theater of the era reflected the rapid modernization … Continued

Parole Board rejects Bobby R. Green’s commutation request

  Bobby R. Green, the subject of a two-day manhunt in Southeast Arkansas in August 2001, applied to have his prison sentence commuted, but was turned down Tuesday by the Arkansas Parole Board. A Desha County jury in March 2002 convicted Green, now 65, of first-degree escape, three counts of kidnapping, four counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of theft, and possession of a firearm after he and another inmate escaped from a Cummins Unit … Continued

Eudora man killed in vehicle accident in Chicot County

A Eudora man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle accident in Chicot County. James Lucas, 31, was traveling east on State Highway 8 at Cyrier Road when his 1962 Olds Regency left the roadway, struck a colvert and overturned, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Lucas died at the scene of the accident. The weather was clear and the roadway was dry. State Trooper Grant Evans investigated the accident.

Levee expected to reopen for public travel Jan. 25

January 20 - As you know, the river crested as expected approximately one week ago. The river stage this morning at Greenville gauge is expected to be just over 54'. The river should continue its fall and hopefully it will be below official flood stage by next week some time. Today will be the final day for the Corps of Engineers to be monitoring the levee system as part of their emergency operations. They should be … Continued

Double homicide suspect held without bond in Monticello

  Tenth Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen said Friday he will make a charging decision after he receives the case file on Lavar T. Thompson, the  man suspected in the double homicide Sunday morning in Monticello. Thompson, 38, of Dermott, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the shooting deaths of Jeremiah Johnson and Sholonda Binns as well as the non fatal shooting of Kareena Gold. Thompson is being held without bond. According to an … Continued