Kenneth Williams executed

Kenneth Williams, sentenced to death for the 1999 slaying of Cecil Boren, a Lincoln County farmer and former prison warden, was executed Thursday night. Williams, 38, was the fourth inmate in eight days executed by the state of Arkansas. He died at 11:05 p.m. following a final review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Williams avoided a death sentence in September 1999 when a Jefferson County jury sentenced him to life without parole for the December 1998 kidnapping … Continued

Star City High School art teacher awarded 7th Target grant

Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High has been awarded a 2017 Target Field Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning to life for students. This is the 7th time he has received a Target Field Trip grant. High received a $700 Target Field Trip Grant that will fund expenses for an upcoming educational field trip for Star City High School students to visit art studios in Hot Springs and explore the history … Continued

McGehee woman dies in traffic accident in Pulaski County

A McGehee woman was killed and a 35-year-old London woman was injured early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on I-530 in Pulaski County, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Lisa Michelle Taylor, 35, of London, and her passenger, a 33-year-old McGehee woman, were traveling south on I-530 south of Little Rock when the 2003 Nissan Taylor was driving left the roadway, struck a cable barrier, then overturned, police said. The McGehee woman’s … Continued

3 Star City students receive art awards in state competition

Three Star City High School students received awards at the Arkansas Young Artists Association Competition and Convention held April 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Sophomore Madeline Nix won Honorable Mention in the Pencil – Expressive category. Freshman Alexia Lams won Honorable Mention in the All Dry Color Media First Year category. Sophomore Karley Spivey received Honorable Mention in the Pen & Ink First Year. The students are under the instruction of … Continued

Archaeological Conservancy archeologist to speak at UAM

Jessica Fleming Crawford, the Southeast regional director for The Archaeological Conservancy, will be the guest speaker at the joint meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources Conference Room. Crawford will discuss how the Archaeological Conservancy works to preserve archeological sites, including funding, site identification, … Continued

Lake Village International Concert set for May 3

Grand prize winners of the IBLA Foundation’s international music competition will perform at the Lakeside High School Auditorium in Lake Village on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 366 Highway 82 West. There is no admission charge. Performers include  Michal Gajda, accordion, and Julia Wolanska, piano, both of Poland; Mario Assenza, of Italy, baritone; Elia Cecino,  of Italy, piano;; Kojiro Fujihara, of Japan, trombone;  Tamara Licheli, of Georgia, piano; Kyoko Harada, of Japan, … Continued

UAM education majors admitted to teacher prep program

These education majors were formally admitted to the teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello during a recent pinning ceremony in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are (first row) Olivia Claire Wooten of Monticello, Katelyn Patterson of McGehee, Meagan Oliver of Fordyce, Allison Foret of Sheridan, Rebecca Stephenson of Monticello, Lydia Byrd of DeWitt and Sequin Cook of Smackover Second row, Brittany Barnard of Wilmar, Katherine Adams of Monticello, … Continued

Court documents outline details of fatal shooting at Dumas

Police recovered 16 shell casings from a Dumas Street where a McGehee man was fatally shot last month, according to documents released last week when 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen filed capital murder and aggravated assault charges against a Monticello man suspected in the homicide. One witness reported hearing 12 gunshots while another witness reporting hearing eight gunshots on March 19 as they walked along a Dumas Street with 25-year-old Blake C. White of … Continued

Master Gardeners plant sale set for April 29 at Market in the Park

The Drew County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale on April 29 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Market in the Park. We will have a large assortment of plants, everything from trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets and flowers for sale at the lowest prices in the county. Market in the Park is located in the mini park at Monticello north of the Drew County Courthouse.

Market in the Park

Market in the Park, the farmers’ market in Monticello, opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 15. Market hours are 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The market is located at the mini park on South Main, just north of the Drew County Courthouse. For more information call the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce at 870.367.6741. .