John Davis is passionate about politics. A quick look around his office is a dead giveaway, although you might not be able to guess his political leanings, which is just the way he wants it. Davis’ cramped office on the second floor of the Memorial Classroom Building at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is adorned with photographs of President George H.W. Bush, a young Bill Clinton campaigning for Congress, a Norman Rockwell print … Continued
Chicot Memorial Medical Center is in the process of installing a new electronic health record. This upgrade will help our patients and our staff in many ways, from meeting future government regulations to providing our patients with easier access to their records. We will begin using our new computer system starting July 1, 2016. While we are excited about our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times during the first few … Continued
The search for a Pine Bluff man involved in a traffic accident in a stolen vehicle ended two hours later when he was arrested in a wooded area on Old Highway 13, north of Monticello, according to Monticello Police Chief Eddy Deaton. Chad Hubanks, age unavailable, of Pine Bluff, is facing a drug possession charge and a felon in possession of a firearm charge, Deaton said. Other charges are possible. The traffic accident occurred … Continued
Heavy spring rains have delivered a destructive fungal disease to Arkansas tomato growers. Jackie Lee, a horticulture integrated pest management specialist for the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, said late blight has been found this year at a dramatically higher rate than usual. Typically, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s plant diagnostic lab sees about three samples a year with the disease. But this year, the lab has already diagnosed more than 20 … Continued
The Drew County Democratic Central Committee will meet on Monday to make plans for a Democratic rally on July 19. The planning meeting will be held on June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Drew County Courthouse. All Drew County Democrats are encouraged to attend.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care, sponsors of an initiative to get medical marijuana on the November General Election ballot in Arkansas, have submitted more than 117,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. Just under 68,000 signatures of registered voters are needed to get the initiative on the ballot. The signatures were submitted on Monday. Secretary of State Mark Martin has 30 days to verify the signatures. The initiative, if approved, would establish and legalize the use … Continued
Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was invited to make a formal presentation to the 27th annual conference of the American Literature Association held recently in San Francisco. The American Literature Association is a coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors. In her presentation, Stewart presented an overview of her paper on 19th century newspaper columnist and novelist Fanny Fern. Stewart has been a … Continued