Mother arrested when deceased son found in home

A Dermott woman was arrested Monday after police found the body of her 12-year-old son at their home in Dermott. Betty Adams, 39, is charged with abuse of a corpse, according to State Police. Dermott Police responded Monday at 5 p.m. to a Melton Street residence in...
Area basketball team wins national championship

Area basketball team wins national championship

  The Fifty-Six Lakers won the HoopPlay USA Nationals (8th grade division) held in Russellville July 16-19. The Lakers went undefeated on their way to becoming the 2021 HoopPlay USA Champions. The team includes players from Warren, Wilmar, Monticello and Rison....

Democracy in Action

Last week, I announced I would be traveling the state for a series of Community COVID Conversations, and today I’d like to talk about why these exercises in democracy matter. The tours are a throwback to the time when community leaders and constituents had more...

State unemployment rate stable third consecutive month

Arkansas unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent for the third straight month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. Arkansas’s unemployment rate is three and...
Joint solar project goes online in Star City

Joint solar project goes online in Star City

  Star City School District and Yorktown Water Association held a joint ceremony today to dedicate each of their new solar projects, in collaboration with Arkansas’ Today’s Power, Inc. The two solar projects equal 1.5 megawatts and occupy approximately 12...
UAM names interim athletic director

UAM names interim athletic director

  University of Arkansas at Monticello head football coach William “Hud” Jackson has been appointed as the institution’s interim athletic director, UAM Chancellor Dr. Peggy Doss announced Thursday. Jackson’s appointment is effective immediately,...

State releases ACT Aspire results

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education released today preliminary test results from the spring 2021 statewide administration of the ACT Aspire for grades 3 through 10. It was the first statewide summative assessment...
Jake Bequette announces campaign for U.S. Senate

Jake Bequette announces campaign for U.S. Senate

  Former All-SEC Arkansas Razorback, New England Patriot, and Army veteran Jake Bequette officially announced his campaign for the United States Senate in Arkansas on Fox and Friends this morning. Bequette says he is a conservative outsider who’s running to fight...
Suspect in Lake Village homicide surrenders, police say

Suspect in Lake Village homicide surrenders, police say

  A Lake Village man suspected in a fatal shooting Monday at Lake Village has surrendered. Derrick Wilson, 43, of Lake Village surrendered to local police officers Tuesday following a day-long search, according to State Police. Wilson is suspected in the shooting...
Here’s a look at the ‘New Retirement’

Don’t let investments go on vacation

  Now that we’ve gained at least some space from the COVID-19 pandemic, summer travel is heating up. But while you might be eager to hit the road, you won’t want your investments to take a vacation – you need them to work hard for you consistently. But how can...
Governor intends to grant executive clemency

Governor intends to grant executive clemency

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent pardon a Bradley County man and commute the sentence of a man sentenced to 90 years in prison for drug offenses Drew County. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback before final action is taken....
Sheep arrive on UAM campus

Sheep arrive on UAM campus

  For years, the beef cattle herd grazing peacefully at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been a roadside fixture. Now, passersby on U.S. 425 will see something new in the pasture: nearly two dozen Katahdin sheep. The first dozen sheep arrived June 24...
Man suspected of holding mother at gunpoint

Man suspected of holding mother at gunpoint

  A Drew County man is being held on a $100,000 bond for allegedly holding his mother at gunpoint at her home and refusing to allow her to leave, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. Jared Meyer, 34, likely will be charged with...
AGFC selects new director

AGFC selects new director

  Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted to approve Austin Booth, a native of Scott, to become the agency’s 19th director in its 106-year history. He will replace Director Pat Fitts when he retires from the agency June 30....
Here’s a look at the ‘New Retirement’

Declare your financial freedom

  Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities. However you observe the holiday, it’s important to recognize all the liberties we enjoy in this country....

Human remains found in Eudora identified

The state Medical Examiner has identified the human remains discovered earlier this week in Eudora. The decomposed body of Michael Calloway, 29, of Oak Grove, Louisiana was found inside a house at 2230 North Main Street in Eudora. Calloway had been reported as a...