Free rural business conference set for March 12

Free rural business conference set for March 12

  The Arkansas Human Development Corporation, Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host a free rural business development conference...
Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

  The National Weather Service, in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, has proclaimed the week of February 28 through March 6 , as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas. Citizens are urged to use this week to understand the...
UAM splits doubleheader at NWOSU

UAM splits doubleheader at NWOSU

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team begins the 2021 season splitting a doubleheader against Northwestern Oklahoma State Friday. The Weevils used the long ball with four home runs to win game one 12-5 while dropping game two late 4-3 to the...
Pink Tomato Festival wins food-themed event award

Pink Tomato Festival wins food-themed event award

  The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival was the winner in the food-themed category of Arkansas Heritage’s 2021 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame awards. The food-themed event award, one of five categories in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, honors a community...

Boil order issued for southeast section of Monticello

Monticello residents who live south of Highway 278 and east of Main Street (Highway 83) are under a precautionary boil order until further notice, according to a boil order notice from the City of Monticello. All customers using water in this quadrant of Monticello...

MGSA umpires needed

The Monticello Girls Softball Association is seeking qualified individuals to umpire softball games this spring. Qualifications: • Must attend a USA Softball testing and certification clinic on Sunday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at a location to be determined. Certification...
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What can investors learn from 2020?

  Now that we’re a few weeks removed from 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on such a momentous year. We can think about developments in the social and political spheres, but we also learned – or perhaps re-learned – some valuable lessons about investing. Here...

The Rare Winter Storm of 2021

We still have eight days left in February, and already this is the third snowiest month in Little Rock since we started keeping records in the 1800s. And it is one of the most severe snowstorms statewide as well. The snow and cold temperatures forced utility companies...
Severe Snow Squall in portions of Southeast Arkansas

Severe Snow Squall in portions of Southeast Arkansas

  A Severe Snow Squall affecting northeastern Drew, Cleveland, Lincoln, northeastern Desha, Dallas, southern Grant, southern Jefferson, southwestern Arkansas and southeastern Hot Spring counties will be in effect until at least 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the...
Weather Update

Weather Update

  Calling it the most severe weather event in his lifetime, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said he has extended the National Guard deployment through Friday to provide additional support for motorists and those providing emergency services in the 2021 Winter...
Entergy Arkansas asks customers to conserve electricity

Entergy Arkansas asks customers to conserve electricity

  Entergy Arkansas is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage. This unusual request is due to the demand for electricity potentially exceeding the available generation because of extreme cold and weather conditions currently impacting...
UPDATE: Significant winter weather expected

UPDATE: Significant winter weather expected

    Update: Sunday, February 14 A Winter Storm is now in effect until 6 p.m. Monday and a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Tuesday at 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Heavy snow and some sleet possible through Monday. Dangerous wind...
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Put tax-smart investing moves to work

  We’re now well into what’s known as “Tax Season.” If your income in 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, your tax return will reflect it. However, if your earnings were fairly normal last year, you might look at your tax situation and wonder how you...
Governor: State unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Governor: State unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in December, a decrease of 2.1 percent, according to a news release today from Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The December rate is 2.5 percent lower than the national average of 6.7 percent. “The coronavirus knocked the wind...
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Remote work may offer financial benefits

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been forced to work from home. But once we’ve moved past the virus, many workers may continue working from home. More than one-third of companies with employees who started working from home now think that remote...
Monticello Middle School awarded garden grant

Monticello Middle School awarded garden grant

    Monticello Middle School is among 52 schools across the state awarded a grant to start or expand a garden on school grounds, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Funding for the $500 grant is provided by the Arkansas...
UAM baseball releases 2021 schedule

UAM baseball releases 2021 schedule

  The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team will play 33 Great American Conference games including 15 at Weevils Field to highlight a shortened 2021 schedule as unveiled by head coach John Harvey on Tuesday. “Because of COVID, our schedule has...