Sturano qualifies for NCAA regional tournament

Sturano qualifies for NCAA regional tournament

  Chiara Sturaro, a member of the University of Arkansas-Monticello women’s golf team, has qualified for the 2022 NCAA Central Region Tournament. The tournament will be held May 2-4 at the Hot Springs Country Club. Sturaro is the first UAM individual to...
Midlick named UAM woman’s basketball coach

Midlick named UAM woman’s basketball coach

  David Midlick, who has coached on both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, has been hired to lead the women’s basketball team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is a former women’s head basketball coach at Austin Peay State...
Desha County woman fatally shot

Desha County woman fatally shot

A Desha County woman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon at her home, according to State Police. Joan Lemonds, 68, of 1769 Arkansas Highway 277, west of Watson, was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. The Desha County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who is...

Jury convicts Monticello man of selling meth

A Monticello man was convicted Wednesday of selling methamphetamine three different times in 2018. A federal jury convicted Ramien “Rambo” Collins, 40, on all three counts, following a two-day trial that featured videos of all three sales. The jury returned their...

Woman dies after severe thunderstorm in Rison

A Rison woman died Wednesday after a severe thunderstorm moved through Rison downing a tree onto a mobile home. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 4:44 p.m. from someone saying a tree had fallen on a mobile home in Rison, trapping the...

Scholarship opportunity for agri students

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is accepting scholarship applications from students majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related field at one of the following universities: Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University Southern Arkansas University...
Natchez Battle to be topic of public talk at UAM

Natchez Battle to be topic of public talk at UAM

A Mississippi archeologist will give a public lecture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on April 21 about his Natchez battlefield research. In his talk, “The Search for ‘Missing’ Mounds and Traces of a 1730 Battle at the Grand Village of the Natchez...
Lawmakers create forestry caucus

Lawmakers create forestry caucus

Members of the Arkansas Legislature have created a forestry caucus to advance policies benefiting the state’s forestry industry. The caucus includes 19 state senators and 67 state representatives. State Sen. Ben Gilmore (R- Crossett) and state Rep. Howard M....
1 dies, 2 injured in rainy weather crash

1 dies, 2 injured in rainy weather crash

  A Monticello woman died, her passenger was injured, and the driver of another vehicle was injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on the U.S. 278 bypass in Monticello. Peggy Hallman, 67, of Monticello driving east on U.S. 278 in rainy weather when her vehicle...
Area residents among governor’s appointments

Area residents among governor’s appointments

Six area residents were among 160 Arkansans Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently appointed to state boards, commissions, committees and courts. Miles Goggans of Star City was appointed to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. The term expires on January 14, 2031. Goggans replaces...
1 dies, 2 injured in rainy weather crash

Driver dies in Lexus-tractor accident

  The driver of a 2010 Lexus died after the vehicle struck a tractor Tuesday morning in rural Lincoln County, according to a State Police preliminary report. Shavie Ward, 28, of Dumas was driving north on U.S. 65, 1.6 miles north of Arkansas 388, behind a...
1 dies, 2 injured in rainy weather crash

Drew County man dies in Monday evening crash

  A Drew County man died Monday evening in crash on Arkansas 293 in rural Drew County, according to State Police. Clinton D. Waldrup, 47, of Selma (Drew County) was traveling south near the 450 block of Arkansas 293 around 5 p.m. when the Kawasaki he was...
26 Star City students’ artwork in regional art show

26 Star City students’ artwork in regional art show

  Twenty-six Star City School District students from Jimmy Brown Elementary School and Star City High School have their artwork included in the 2022 Arkansas Art Educators Southeast Regional Art Show at the University of Arkansas at Monticello sponsored by the...
Man arrested in Dumas shooting

Man arrested in Dumas shooting

  State Police arrested a Jacksonville man Wednesday morning in connection with the March 19 shooting at a car show in Dumas. Brandon Deandra Knight, 22, of Jacksonville was taken into custody at 9:40 a.m. as he was being released from a Dumas hospital, according...

4 area cities awarded $1.2 million in grants

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has awarded more than $7 million in community grants to 30 cities and counties, including Arkansas City, McGehee, Wilmot and Crossett. Grants totaling $4,753,478 were awarded under the General Assistance set-aside, part of...

19 hits power Weevils past SAU in 31-hit game

The University of Arkansas-Monticello baseball team scattered 19 hits over nine innings to power the Weevils to a 19-14 win over No. 5 ranked Southern Arkansas University in a mid-week game in Magnolia. The Weevils scored 19 runs on 19 hits, including a grand slam by...
Registration open for Seark Miracle League

Registration open for Seark Miracle League

Registration is now open for the Seark Miracle League Spring 2022 season. Spring ball is free of charge to all of our athletes this year. To register, click the registration link at searkmiracleleague.com For more information, go to searkmiracleleague.com. Miracle...

Gov. Hutchinson: Arkansas’ Support for Ukraine

In the week since Russia invaded Ukraine, Arkansas has joined most of the world in condemning the unprovoked assault. Today I’d like to share the story of a woman from Ukraine who is watching the war from Arkansas and praying for her relatives and friends who are...