Governor signs bills creating COVID-19 reserve fund

Governor signs bills creating COVID-19 reserve fund

  Gov. Asa Hutchinson early Saturday morning signed twin bills from the Arkansas Senate and Arkansas House that puts $173 million into a reserve fund to alleviate some of the challenges the state is facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Business...
6 SEARK counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases

6 SEARK counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases

  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased Thursday to 349, including a case in Chicot County, that county’s first confirmed case. As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 42 counties in Arkansas have confirmed cases, including six counties in extreme...
5 SEARK counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases

5 SEARK counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases

  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas reached 280 Wednesday. Drew County is one of the two most recent counties with at least one confirmed case. As of i:30 p.m. Wednesday, 39 counties in Arkansas have confirmed cases, including five counties in...
Know the four uses of cash

Know the four uses of cash

  It’s important to have cash available for your everyday spending and the inevitable rainy day. However, you also need to develop a cash strategy that can contribute to your long-term financial success. But just how much cash do you need? And in what form? To...
Tax deadline extended

Tax deadline extended

  Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that the tax filing deadline for individuals has been extended to July 15, mirroring the federal deadline. The deadline for corporate tax filers and estimated payments will be April 15. “We all know that there is a...
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas up to 165

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas up to 165

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas reached 165 on Sunday, up from 118 on Saturday. “This is the largest increase but it’s reflected also by the fact that we’ve had our largest number of tests done,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in...
COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increase to 100

COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increase to 100

The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Arkansas increased late Friday to 100, up from the 96 announced at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily briefing earlier Friday, and the 62 cases reported on Thursday. The new cases include 13 at three long-term care facilities....
Area closures, cancellations, changes, announcements

Area closures, cancellations, changes, announcements

Updated, March 23 – The following is a list of area closures, cancellations, changes and announcements: Monticello District Court The Monticello District Court building will be closed to the public until further notice. During the closure, court staff will be in...

Cancellations, announcements around the state

UPDATED March 23: The following is a list of announcements, closures, cancellations and changes around the state that may be of interest to Southeast Arkansas residents: Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration has made a statewide Disaster...

ADEM warns public about COVID19 scam

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is warning citizens that there are persons impersonating employees of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention going door-to-door and offering COVID19 testing in exchange for money and personal...
3 SEARK counties have positive COVID-19 cases

3 SEARK counties have positive COVID-19 cases

There are now 22 confirmed cases of of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, including cases in Cleveland, Lincoln and Desha counties in Southeast Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Jefferson, Pulaski, Saline, Garland and Cleburne counties have positive...

Mainline letter about COVID-19

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. is aware of the COVID-19 virus and its impact upon our communities. Current risk assessment include: • For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is thought to be low. There is not widespread circulation in most...

Schools to close Tuesday over coronavirus concerns

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, held a news conference Sunday to update the public on the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Watch the news conference below. Hutchinson said schools across the...

UAM to suspend all athletic activities

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will suspend all conference athletic activities – practices and competitions – for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, effective immediately. The decision follows the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s...
UAM moves classes online, effective March 12

UAM moves classes online, effective March 12

  Out of an abundance of caution, the University of Arkansas at Monticello will move instruction at all campuses (Monticello, Crossett and McGehee) to a virtual setting beginning March 12 until at least Monday, March 30. No confirmed cases of novel coronavirus...
Moore elected chairman of state Highway Commission

Moore elected chairman of state Highway Commission

  Robert S. Moore, Jr., of Arkansas City, was elected chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission at a special called meeting on March 9, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. He replaces former Chairman Tom Schueck who died last...