Hamburg voters approve tax hikes for park, fire department

Unofficial results of the September 12 Hamburg Special Election Issue #1 – City Park For 117 Against 57 Issue #2 – Fire Department For 131 Against 43 Hamburg residents considered two separate tax increases, each one a half-cent, in a special sales tax election. One of the half-cent tax hikes would provide funding for bonds to pay for the construction of a new fire station and adjacent ambulance station on Main Street. The other half-cent … Continued

Pedestrian dies on highway in Ashley County

  A pedestrian died Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Arkansas 133 North in Ashley County, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Max Huber, 77, of Crossett was walking south in a traffic lane of Highway 133 North when he was struck by a southbound vehicle, according to State Police. Huber died at the scene of the accident. The accident occurred on September 7 at 8:08 p.m. Travel … Continued

Montgomery elected to board

  Byron Montgomery, Mainline Health Systems’ assistant clinical director and provider at Star City, has been elected to the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association Board of Directors, representing District 2. Montgomery will serve a 2-year term which begins this month. Montgomery is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in … Continued

Mainline awarded nearly $139K for high-level performance

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Mainline Health Systems $138,674 as an investment in quality improvement, building upon Mainline’s 2016 achievements, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mainline will use the funds to further improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the health care delivered to the communities it serves. “Americans deserve a healthcare system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, … Continued

Jerome and Clarissa Pace elected new church pastors

  The Great I Am Temple in Monticello has announced the election of their new pastors, Pastor Jerome Pace and Co-pastor Clarissa Pace. The pastoral installation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Full Gospel Ministries, located at 468 S. Edwards Street in Monticello. Apostle Lorenza Simmons is overseer. Jerome Pace, a native of Stephens and the son of the late Ollie and Annie B. Pace, is a principal and … Continued

Discussion of proposed millage hike at Star City

The Lincoln County Citizens Coalition will host a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss a proposed millage increase for the Star City School District. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on September 5, in the fellowship hall of the Westside Baptist Church. Assistant Superintendent Nathan White will discuss the proposed millage increase that will be on the ballot Sept. 19. MORE NEWS  

Historian to discuss Mid-Century Modern architecture

The 1950s and 60s was a period of significant change in the United States, both socially and technologically. The repercussions of World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race were defining aspects of this period. Mid-Century Modern architecture reflected these changes in a physical way, forever changing the built environment. Mason Toms, an exterior design consultant and architectural historian for Main Street Arkansas, will discuss the ways that these social and technological … Continued

Dayspring clients express themselves through art

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center will present the artwork of Dayspring clients at a reception on September 7 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. No admission will be charged and the public is invited to attend. The art will be on exhibit until October 31. “We feel this is a very special exhibit,” said Vera Pesaresi, executive director of the Guachoya Cultural Art Center. Dayspring Behavioral Health Services, located in Lake Village and many other … Continued

Hutchinson orders flag to fly at half-staff for deputy

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered the flag of the state of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Braden who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, August 24. The flag will be flown at half-staff from August 25, until the day of interment. Braden, 29, died in a vehicle accident during a vehicle pursuit on Barkada Road in Monticello. “It is always … Continued

Deputy dies in vehicle accident during pursuit; suspect charged with murder

A Drew County deputy sheriff was killed Thursday in a 2-vehicle accident during an early morning police pursuit and the man he was pursuing is charged with first-degree felony-murder. Timothy Allen Braden, a 29-year-old Drew County deputy sheriff from McGehee, died in the accident. The man he was pursuing, Samuel Jerrod Vincent, 23, of Monticello, is being held in the Ashley County jail. Tenth Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen charged Vincent with first-degree felony-murder, possession … Continued