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
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
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
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
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.
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