Dr. Rodney Dixon named Medical Director of the Year

Dr. Rodney Dixon, medical director at Ashley County Medical Center, has been named Medical Director of the Year by Emergency Staffing Solutions, which provides custom-tailored management and staffing for emergency department, hospitalist and hybrid programs. (Dr. Dixon is pictured above, left.) Once a year, Emergency Staffing Solutions holds an annual Medical Director’s Conference where the directors are able to network with one another and gain knowledge on new trends and issues that are occurring within … Continued

Missing women rescued

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Terri Frasure has been located and is OK, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober. TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Rosaena Berryman has been located and is in good condition, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober. The search for Frasure continues. ORIGINAL STORY: Civilian volunteers, along with a number of law enforcement agencies, continue a search for two Drew County women missing since Sunday evening. Terri Elizabeth Frasure, 40, and Rosaena Berryman, 47, … Continued

Park Tipton awarded orthopaedic specialist certification

  Park Tipton, a physical therapist at South Arkansas Rehabilitation in Monticello, has been awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association. Tipton is one of only 25 physical therapists in Arkansas who have achieved the Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) designation. Physical therapists who have achieved the OCS status are considered experts in the rehabilitation of orthopaedic … Continued

Former Dumas cop gets more than 11 years for selling drugs

A federal judge has sentenced a former Dumas police officer to more than 11 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his part in a large-scale drug conspiracy, according to Patrick C. Harris, the acting US attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Diane Upchurch, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Little Rock. “Police officers take an oath to protect and serve their communities,” Harris said. “Edgerson’s significant … Continued

UAM Chancellor’s, Dean’s lists

The following students from Southeast Arkansas made the Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Selection to the Chancellor’s List requires a grade point average of 4.0 on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. [Editor’s Note: This list includes only those students from Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties]: CROSSETT Sarah C. Brockwell Katy A. Cain Dana M. Cross Hannah M. Dumas Katy M. Frost … Continued

Manhunt underway for escapee

  Wednesday Morning Update: Escapee Robert Woodward is still on the run this morning. He is believed to have traveled south on Highway 165 into Louisiana. The Ford F-250 with Arkansas license number 764-UZM has not been recovered, according to Chicot County Sheriff Ronald Nichols. Tuesday Afternoon Update: The tractor and trailer has been recovered. It was recovered in field south of Dermott on Highway 165. Woodward is believed to have fled south on Highway 165, … Continued

1 killed, 3 injured in Chicot County vehicle accident

A Mississippi woman was killed and three people were injured Sunday evening (June 18) in a two-vehicle accident in Chicot County. Mary Williams, 76, of Lucedale, Mississippi, a passenger in a Chevrolet Silverado traveling south on Highway 65 north, died in the accident, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. The driver of the Silverado, Donald Stamey, 64, and another passenger, Faye Stamey, 64, both of Saraland, Alabama, were injured in the accident. … Continued

Man dies in motorcycle accident in Chicot County

A Southeast Arkansas man died Saturday in when his motorcycle collided with a car in Chicot County. Mark W. Hopper, 51, of Lake Village, was killed in the accident. Hopper was traveling west on Highway 159 and attempting to turn left onto Highway 65 North when his 2006 Honda Shadow collided with a 2009 Honda Accord which was traveling north on Highway 65, nearing the intersection with Highway 159, according to an Arkansas State Police … Continued

Monticello murder suspect wants new lawyer

  Circuit Judge Sam Pope on Monday will hear a murder suspect’s request for a new attorney. Charles Henry Dobbins, III claims that his current attorney is ineffective. Dobbins is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of committing terroristic acts, and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the 2016 shooting death of 25-year-old Hunter Laney of Pine Bluff. The shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute that began at a Monticello … Continued

Lake Chicot receives new plumbing for fish

  Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fisheries staff have spent the last three weeks chopping and fitting PVC pipes to improve Lake Chicot, but they aren’t concerned with how the water is flowing. The PVC is being used to create complex fish attractors to sink at strategic points in the lake to offer anglers places where fish are likely to congregate. Nearly 500 fish-attractors were placed at 26 locations across the lake during the project. … Continued