Activities set in Southeast Arkansas for Archeology Month

In recognition of Arkansas Archeology Month in March, the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey, in cooperation with museums, colleges, libraries and other groups across the state, will hold a series of events, displays, presentations, and hands-on activities to celebrate Arkansas’ cultural heritage as discovered through archeology. For 2017, there will be a number of events around southeast Arkansas. On Tuesday, March 7, the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the … Continued

Severe Weather Awareness Week

The National Weather Service and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management has designated February 26 through March 4 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas. Citizens are asked to prepare for severe weather threats and encouraged to use the week to review severe weather safety rules, and to understand the hazards associated with severe severe weather. During the week, the National Weather Service will promote severe weather safety with an emphasis on a different type … Continued

2nd Annual Highway 35 Junk Hunt set for March 9-11

The second annual Highway 35 Junk Hunt will be held March 9-11. The event includes 124 miles of rummage sales & shopping in southeast Arkansas. Cities included are Dermott, Monticello, Rison, Sheridan, Grapevine and Benton. Each city has a sale hub where space is available to area residents who do not live directly on Arkansas Highway 35 to allow them to set up and sell. “We encourage everyone who lives along the Arkansas Highway 35 … Continued

Crossett man killed in traffic accident in Polk County

A Crossett man died Monday in a automobile accident in Polk County. Robert Stephan Hayden, 64, was traveling west on Arkansas 8 East when the 1998 Lincoln he was driving crossed the centerline of the highway and traveled off the road, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Hayden died as a result of the accident. The accident occurred at 10:07 a.m. Travel conditions at the time of the wreck were described as … Continued

Nominations sought for Endangered Historic Places list

Preserve Arkansas is requesting the public’s help in identifying endangered historic places for Arkansas’ 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places list. The Most Endangered Places list highlights historically and architecturally significant properties throughout the state that are worthy of preservation. Preserve Arkansas is soliciting nominations from residents and organizations across Arkansas of buildings, structures, sites, and other places to be considered for inclusion in the list. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017. The Most … Continued

Bradley County among Arkansas Preservation Award recipients

  Efforts to preserve and restore the Bradley County Courthouse were recognized by Preserve Arkansas at its annual awards banquet. With the help of two County Courthouse Restoration Grants from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the project team stabilized the building’s foundation and repaired extensive damage to masonry walls, windows, and interior spaces. Bradley County, Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney, former County Judge Keith Neely (2009-2016), WD&D Architects, and Ideal Construction were recognized with the … Continued

Complaint against Drew County Clerk dismissed

The state Board of Election Commissioners has dismissed a complaint filed by a Drew County woman against the Drew County Clerk. In a February 3 letter, Keith Rutledge, director of the state Board of Election Commissioners, informed Nancy Miller that her Nov. 4, 2016 complaint against Drew County Clerk Lyna Gulledge was dismissed because the complaint did not “clearly state an allegation that constituted a violation of election law.” Miller claimed that Gulledge influenced voters … Continued

Professional bullfighter, UAM alumnus to hold book signing

To a casual observer, Jeremy Sparks is either incredibly brave or crazy. Sparks, a 2001 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is a professional bullfighter but don’t be taken in by the images conjured up by the title. He doesn’t wear a “suit of lights” or wave a red cape. He is a rodeo bullfighter whose job is to protect riders from a charging bull after they’ve been thrown or completed their ride. … Continued

Katie Harris Elliott appointed city attorney for Eudora

Katie Harris Elliott was appointed city attorney for Eudora on Monday, replacing Joe Mazzanti who resigned after he was appointed managing public defender of the 10th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. Harris-Elliott, of Lake Village, practices law with her father at the Harris Law Firm in Greenville, Mississippi. She is licensed to practice in both Arkansas and Mississippi and has an office in Lake Village. Harris-Elliott graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from the University … Continued

Man allegedly threatens to kill wife, injures grandfather

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly beat and threatened to kill his wife and injured his grandfather, dragging him about 35 yards from a vehicle and running over his legs, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. According to the news release, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from Caleb Hall’s grandfather reporting that his grandson had busted out the windows of his wife’s car … Continued