Chance of severe weather late Saturday

Chance of severe weather late Saturday

  UPDATE – Special Weather Statement May 22, 12:01 a.m. — Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Cleveland, Bradley, Desha, Calhoun, Ouachita, Drew, Lincoln and Arkansas counties through 1 a.m. At 12 a.m., Doppler radar was tracking strong...
Arkansas PBS to provide live election coverage

Arkansas PBS to provide live election coverage

Arkansas PBS will provide live, exclusive, statewide primary election coverage Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 7 p.m. when polls close. Arkansas’s local and state political and judicial scenes will be examined through live commentary, in-depth analysis with political...
Monticello resident awarded Mahony scholarship

Monticello resident awarded Mahony scholarship

Samari Anderson of Monticello, a nursing major at South Arkansas Community College, was awarded a Mabel and Emon Mahony Endowed Scholarship to attend the school this fall. The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.
Area students selected to attend Boys State

Area students selected to attend Boys State

  Area students were nominated to represent their community and school at Arkansas Boys State 2022, an immersive leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion, according to a Boys State news release. The following students from...
Seark Concert Association Board for 2022-23 season

Seark Concert Association Board for 2022-23 season

Seated, left to right, Felicia Doster, board member; Michele Roberts, board member; Rebecca Copico, grant writer; Reathel Privett, treasurer; and Vicki Ross, board member. Standing, left to right, Cyndee VanWinkle, Circle Communications advisor; Susan Akin, ...
2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

The main events of the 66th Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival will be held June 10-11 in Warren. Scheduled entertainers include Boots Bailey & the Boys, the Friday night headliner; Mary Heather Hickman, the Saturday opening act; and David Lee Murphy, the...

UAM awarded $205K grant

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has been awarded a $205,415 grant by the Wingate Foundation. The multi-year grant (2022-2024) will be used to fund need-based scholarships ($100,000) nursing instructors ($50,000) and lab upgrades ($50,415). This is the second...

Arkansas squirrel season opens May 15

With turkey hunting season wrapped up, many hunters will be putting away their shotguns until fall, but there’s another spring season that gives Arkansas hunters plenty of reasons to keep the scattergun cleaned and ready. Arkansas’s squirrel season opens May 15, and...

Arkansas TurboTax customers to receive $1 million

The owner of TurboTax, Intuit Inc., has agreed to pay more than $1 million restitution to about 36,000 Arkansans who were deceived by the company. The settlement is the result of a multi-state investigation that found Intuit charged customers for the TurboTax service...
UAM uses drone, LiDAR to monitor forest health

UAM uses drone, LiDAR to monitor forest health

  The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s “Top Gun” is putting his piloting skills to use to assess the health of the campus forest. Dr. Hamdi Zurqani, assistant professor of geospatial science, joined the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural...
Early voting begins

Early voting begins

  Early voting for the 2022 preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial races opens May 9 and runs through May 23, the day before the election. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Early...
UAM eliminated from GAC tournament

UAM eliminated from GAC tournament

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team was eliminated from the Great American Conference Baseball Tournament early Monday morning when the Weevils fell to No. 3 seed Harding University, 4-2, in the bottom of the eleventh inning at Majestic Park...
Star City High School Art Club field trip photos

Star City High School Art Club field trip photos

  The Star City High School Art Club recently visited sites in Texas in an educational field trip involving art, history, science, and physical education. The trip marked the Art Club’s first field trip since 2019. A planned trip in 2020 to visit New Orleans was...
Monticello police recover body near Parkwood

Monticello police recover body near Parkwood

  Monticello Police recovered the body of an unidentified man around noon Saturday in an undeveloped area in the Parkwood subdivision. Police received a call Saturday reporting that children playing in the area saw what they believed to be a body, according to...
New Little Rock school named for Dermott native

New Little Rock school named for Dermott native

  More than 200 Little Rock School District officials, government and business leaders, students and the family of Southeast Arkansas native Dr. Marian G. Lacey recently gathered at construction site of the Dr. Marian G. Lacey K-8 Academy in Little Rock, a new...

2022 County Farm Families of the Year named

The 75th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program has named the 2022 County Farm Families of the Year, according to the Arkansas Farm Bureau. In Southeast Arkansas, the County Farm Families of the Year in Ashley, Bradley, Chicot Cleveland, Drew and Desha...

State revenue reaches historic level in April

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration today released the state revenue collection report for April, which was the largest month of revenue collection in state history. Revenue collection (net collection) in April totaled $1.125 billion, $345.7 million...

UAM clinches berth in 2022 GAC Tournament

The University of Arkansas at Monticello secured a berth in the Great American Conference Baseball Championship Tournament over the weekend when the Weevils won a three game series against Southern Arkansas University. UAM (23-22, 17-16 GAC) won the final game of the...
Master Gardeners plant sale set for May 7

Master Gardeners plant sale set for May 7

The Drew County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Market in the Park in Monticello. There will be an assortment of bedding plants such as Daffodils and and Lily mix as well as pollinator attracting plants such...
Jordan Johnson breaks another GAC record

Jordan Johnson breaks another GAC record

  Jordan Johnson broke another Great American Conference record this week. The University of Arkansas-Monticello senior third-baseman got his 262nd career base hit for the Weevils, breaking the GAC career hits record. Johnson’s record-breaking single came...
UAM recognizes Arbor Day with tree planting

UAM recognizes Arbor Day with tree planting

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello planted an American elm on campus in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. The observance is one of five requirements for the campus...