Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

  As 2019 draws to a close, you may be anticipating – or have already received – a year-end bonus from your employer. Or you might be receiving a substantial cash gift for the holidays. (If you’re really lucky, you might get both.) You can doubtlessly think of...
‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

  Tis the season! Each year the Secretary of State invites non-instrumental musical groups from schools all over the state to perform at the Capitol during the Holiday Season. Everyone is invited. You might be familiar with “Sounds of the Season”. This is an...
Lake Village Christmas Parade set for December 13

Lake Village Christmas Parade set for December 13

  Lake Village’s annual Christmas Parade, ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas, will be held on Friday, December 13 on Main Street in Lake Village. The children’s Shoe Box Parade begins at 5:40 p.m., followed by the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Hot chocolate and hot...
Crossett Christmas Celebration

Crossett Christmas Celebration

  The Christmas in Crossett event, along with the Christmas Parade, will be held on Saturday, December 14. It was originally set for November, but rescheduled due to severe weather. The planning committee hopes for a successful event with strong community wide...
Immanuel Baptist to host Living Nativity

Immanuel Baptist to host Living Nativity

  Immanuel Baptist Church in Monticello will host its come-and-go Living Nativity on December 13 and 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is located at 939 Barkada Road. The Christmas story comes alive as Immanuel Baptist Church transforms the inside of the...
Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

Invest in Your Family and Community

  Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us should regularly put money away for when we’re retired. But you can also benefit by...
UAM inks Hud Jackson to multi-year contract

UAM inks Hud Jackson to multi-year contract

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello and head football coach Hud Jackson have inked a multi-year contract. Jackson, coming off a 5-6 record in his ninth season at UAM, will coach the Weevils for at least two more seasons, according to a news release...
UAPB student fatally shot at Lake Village

UAPB student fatally shot at Lake Village

A student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was fatally shot and her brother was injured Monday evening while playing basketball at a park in Lake Village. Sierra’li Wade, a freshman at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, ROTC cadet, and...
Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

  If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider: •...
Announcements

Announcements

•  The Monticello City Council will meet Monday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. •  Monticello city offices will be closed December 24-26. •  The congregation of Immanuel Baptist Church Monticello has announced that David Bowen will be their new pastor. His first...
Use year-end bonus (or gift) wisely

Share your bounty with family

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to share not...
Candidates file for state, federal seats

Candidates file for state, federal seats

Candidates vying for positions representing districts in Southeast Arkansas were among those who filed for office during Arkansas’ filing period which ended on November 12. Candidates for state House seats in districts 8, 9, 10, and 11 and state Senate seats in...
Former Hamburg lawyer sentenced

Former Hamburg lawyer sentenced

  Dustyn Codie Martin, a former Hamburg lawyer, recently was sentenced to five years in prison, plus a lengthy suspended sentence (SIS) for theft from a Drew County client, theft from Drew County relatives for loans obtained by fraud, theft of services from three...
Sandra Bradshaw appointed to fill circuit judge vacancy

Sandra Bradshaw appointed to fill circuit judge vacancy

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Wednesday announced the appointment of Sandra C. Bradshaw of Crossett as circuit court judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit, Division Two. The circuit includes Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, and Drew counties. Bradshaw will replace the late Judge...
Prosecutor: Trooper justified in use of deadly force

Prosecutor: Trooper justified in use of deadly force

  An Arkansas State Trooper who fatally shot a Warren man in Bradley County on October 17 was justified in his use of deadly force, according to 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen. Arkansas State Trooper Garrett Brock on October 17 fatally shot...