Arkansas AG announces new CEO

Mississippi AG, a growing John Deere dealer with 13 locations in Mississippi and Arkansas, announces Kyle Fulcher as Chief Executive Officer effective May 18, 2015. Mississippi AG is committed to growing its leadership and management capabilities to better serve our customers and employees. Mr. Fulcher will be responsible for leading the organization and growing our base of satisfied customers. He will drive innovative and integrated sales initiatives, continue our history of outstanding customer support, develop … Continued

Interfor completes acquisition of Arkansas sawmill

The Interfor Corporation, a Canada-based lumber company, recently announced it has completed the acquisition of a sawmill in Monticello from The Price Companies, Inc. “We are pleased to extend our U.S. South footprint in Arkansas and welcome our new employees to Interfor,” said Interfor President and CEO Duncan Davies. The purchase price for the Monticello sawmill was $29.255 million, plus closing log and lumber inventories, and adjustments related to Price’s pre-closing capital expenditure payments for designated capital projects. … Continued

UAM College of Technology-Crossett inducts 24 into National Technical Honor Society

Twenty-three students at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett (UAM-CTC) were inducted on June 18 into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). In addition to recommendation from at least one technical instructor, the local chapter at UAM-CTC stipulates that students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above for consideration for membership. Inductees, pictured from left, are (first row) co-advisor Alice Lindsey, Jacob Pruitt of Bastrop, Louisiana, Kellie Stacy of Crossett, Jeanette Garcia of … Continued

McGehee campus marks 40th anniversary July 1

The name has changed but the school’s mission has not. That mission – to provide academic, occupational and technical education programs, services and resources for the residents of southeast Arkansas – began 40 years ago when the campus located on East Ash Street in McGehee was known as Great Rivers Vocational-Technical School. Created by the Arkansas General Assembly, Great Rivers became the UAM College of Technology-McGehee after a merger with the University of Arkansas at … Continued

DNA reveals dead mountain lion’s origin

A mountain lion that was killed in November by a deer hunter east of Hermitage in Bradley County is almost certainly the same mountain lion that was sighted in southern Marion County in September. In this case, the probability of these two mountain lions with the same genetic profile is one in 182 trillion. AGFC biologists received the DNA results this week from the Wildlife Genetics Laboratory in Missoula, Montana. The DNA revealed that the … Continued

Sam E. Angel, II named 2015 Arkansas Rural Advocate of the Year

Former Arkansas Rural Development Commission Chairman Sam E. Angel, II, of Lake Village, recently was awarded one of the state's most prestigious awards. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Rural Services Director Alex Johnston and Economic Development Commission Deputy Director Amy Fecher, presented Angel with the 2015 Rural Advocate of the Year award at the Arkansas Rural Development Conference held May 19-21 in Little Rock. The Rural Advocate of the Year award is one of the most prestigious … Continued

Dumas man held without bond in connection with double homicide

A Dumas man has been arrested in connection with a June 11 shooting that left two 18-year-old Dumas men dead. At his first appearance hearing Friday, Vernyell Mosby, 32, of Dumas, was ordered to be held without bond on two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of Michael Reeves and Kentarious Madden, both 18, of Dumas. Reeves and Madden suffered apparent gunshot wounds. The cause of death, however, is pending an autopsy … Continued

Drew County Sheriff’s Office warns residents about early-morning prowler spotted in Greenhill area

The Drew County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of a man prowling the Greenhill and Old Warren Road area of Drew County where the prowler actually spoke to a 3-year-old through a window and tried to coax the child to open the door of her home, according to Lt. Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator with the Drew County Sheriff's Office. The child, according to Nichols' report, got out of bed and tried to open … Continued

Archeological society hosts youth archeology dig at Hollywood Plantation

Ten Southeast Arkansas youth recently participated in a 3-day archeology dig at the Taylor House on the Hollywood Plantation in Drew County. The dig was part of a pilot public education program developed by the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society in conjunction with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-4H, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello to teach youth about archeology. The field-to-report youth archeology workshop was held … Continued