Woman dies in 1-vehicle accident in Ashley County

A Crossett woman died Sunday in a single-vehicle accident in Ashley County. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report, Kenyetta N. Thomas, 19, a passenger in a Mitsubishi Eclipse, died in the Sunday evening accident on Arkansas 133 in Ashley County. The Mitsubishi was southbound on Arkansas 133 North when it traveled into the northbound traffic lane. The driver overcorrected the vehicle to the right lane before it left the right lane of … Continued

Medical Examiner: George Flowers’ death a homicide

The state Medical Examiner has determined that George Flowers died of complications from blunt force physical trauma, ruling his death a homicide, and 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen has charged Flowers’ alleged assailant with murder. Jeremy Huskey, the 38-year-old Drew County man suspected of assaulting Flowers in July, is charged with aggravated residential burglary, second-degree murder, and evidence tampering in connection with Flowers’ death. Because he is charged as a habitual offender, Huskey faces … Continued

Flowers dies following alleged beating in July

George Flowers, a Southeast Arkansas man allegedly beaten in July, died Sunday. His body has been transported to the state Crime Lab to determine the cause and manner of death. If the medical examiner determines the cause of the 67-year-old Drew County man’s death was the result of the alleged beating, charges against Flowers’ alleged assailant will be upgraded, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober. Jeremy Huskey, 38, also of Drew County, is suspected … Continued

Local scientist to lead research

Don Bragg, the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station’s research forester, has been named project leader for two Southern Research Station research work units. He will assume leadership responsibilities for the research work units he is currently assigned to, the Southern Pine Ecology Research Work Unit. He will also be the project leader for the Restoring and Managing Longleaf Pine Ecosystems Research Work Unit. The Southern Pine Research Work Unit is headquartered on the University … Continued

Man dies in early morning accident in Drew County

A Monticello man was killed early Saturday morning (shortly after midnight Friday) in a single-vehicle accident on Bowser Road, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Jay McGee, 20, of Monticello was traveling west on Bowser Road when the Pontiac he was driving left the roadway and struck an embankment, ejecting McGee from the vehicle, according to Arkansas State Trooper Lagarian R. Cross’ preliminary report. The accident occurred on August 12 at 12:30 … Continued

2 sisters married to 2 brothers deliver babies two hours apart

  Two sisters married to two brothers delivered babies two hours apart Monday morning at Drew Memorial Health System, doubly blessing two sets of grandparents. Sisters Emily McKee and Laura McKee delivered their daughters just yards away from one another, supported by their husbands, Wade McKee and Justin McKee. Sadie Ann McKee, the daughter of Emily and Wade McKee of Fordyce, was born on July 31 at 7:30 a.m. Just two minutes shy of two … Continued

Quincey Ross announces candidacy for Circuit Judge

  Quincey Ross, the nephew of the late Luevonda Ross, has announced his candidacy for 10th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge, 4th Division, a position held by his late aunt, Luevonda Ross. The election is May 22, 2018. Ross’ announcement is below, followed by a link to a video announcement on Facebook: It is with great honor and tremendous responsibility that I formally announce my candidacy for Circuit Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District, … Continued

Drew County’s longest-serving elected official, Charles F. Dearman, Sr., dies

  Charles Fred Dearman, Sr., a retired funeral home owner, the state’s longest serving coroner, Drew County’s longest-serving elected official, and recent inductee into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, died Sunday. He was 81. Between 1964 and 2016, Dearman held four elected offices. He served a two-year term on the Monticello City Council before running for Drew County Sheriff. He resigned from the sheriff’s office in 1969 to run for coroner after his father-in-law, … Continued

DCSO seeking assistance locating missing man

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a missing man. Clyde Lee Robinson, 50, was last seen in the Monticello-Drew County area. He was reported missing on July 18, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson is described as a black male about 5-feet, 4-inches in height and weighing approximately 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about Robinson’s whereabouts … Continued

Architecture & Design Camp empowers girls

Rising seventh grade girls from Chicot and Desha counties recently experienced architecture first hand, flipping the McGehee Train Depot into a makerspace during the Alex Foundation’s 2017 DIY (do-it-yourself) Architecture and Design Summer Camp. The free, week-long summer camp exposed the girls to project-based learning in architecture, design and the built environment. Wyndolyn Adams, the Alex Foundation’s board of directors’ vice president, said the summer camp was more than architecture and design. It was also … Continued