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Archive for September, 2012

Former Monticello Resident Pleads Guilty to DWI Death

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Last Friday, a former resident of Monticello was sentenced to 10 years in prison, plus 10 more years suspended for the death of a Pulaski County driver.

On September, 13, 2010,  a 32 year old Benton resident, formerly of Monticello, had just brought his wife and 4 day old daughter home from the hospital. Around 3 pm, that day, he left home to get his 18 month old son from daycare.

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Drugs Seized In Route to Monticello

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

According to Sheriff Mark Gober, on the morning of Thursday, September 13th, at approximately 6:30 AM, members of the Drew County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle on Highway 138 traveling west towards Monticello.

During a search of the passengers, deputies discovered approximately 6.9 grams of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine also known as “Ice.”

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Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

According to Drew county Sheriff Mark Gober, a Drew County resident was arrested at his residence, recently, after a search warrant was conducted of his home prior to his arrest.  A  juvenile staying at the home found a substance that she believed to be methamphetamine.

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Go, Hogs, Go! Literally.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The City of Monticello allows residents to keep dogs, cats, chickens, horses and any other pet or farm animal; except for pigs and hogs.

However, there is a resident who owns hogs.  The city has recently spoken with him several times, and he has promised to have them removed this weekend.

So today we can say “Go, Hogs, Go”, and not just because the Razorbacks are playing football.

One Monticello Life – Tonya Loveless, Candidate for Drew County Collector

Monday, September 17th, 2012

“I didn’t come into this job thinking it would turn into an elected position one day.”

Tonya Loveless was born in Jonesboro, AR and raised here in Monticello by parents Van and Karen Brown, along with her four siblings.

“My family was awesome. We did a lot of camping, fishing, and hunting. I think I was on a deer stand before I was bigger than my rifle. We loved water skiing and boating and having so many siblings made everything fun… I had a pretty good life.” “My grandparents were great, they were here in Monticello. (Albert and Willie Mae Hobbs, and Jim and Toni Holcomb – they were a big part of my life. I was rotten because they treated me so great.” “Willie Mae is my last living grandparent.”

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Drew Central Students Learn About 9-11

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Pictured from left to right: Connor Horton, Camryn Callison, and Sabin Day.

Mrs. Lou Arnold’s second grade class from Drew Central Elementary learned about an important event of history that happened before they were born. They also realized how much this event has affected their lives even today. This event was the 9-11 terrorist attack on America.

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2 Mobile Homes Destroyed by Fire, Wednesday Night

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Around 10 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called out to a mobile home fire on Young Drive, behind Commercial Bank’s East Branch.

The home was engulfed in flames when the firefighters arrived.

Around 2:30 am, firefighters were again paged out, this time to a mobile home located on South Maple Street, in the lot next to where a series of fires destroyed another home, a couple of years ago.

No cause has been released as to the cause of the fires.

The Young Drive residence was vacant.

The S. Maple home was occupied.

Regional Library Director’s Death Being Investigated as Murder / Suicide

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

According to SalineRiverChronicle.com, an Apparent Murder/Suicide is being investigated as the cause of death of Kim and Sandra Patterson, of Warren.

Mr. Patterson was the director of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library System, and a very important part of the recent drive, which has led to the upcoming construction of the new Monticello Branch Library.

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Talent Show Winners at Drew County Fair

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Variety
Jessica Wishard–winner

Instrumental Solo
Blake Middlebrooks—winner

Vocal Solo
Charley Bodiford—winner

Instrumental Group
Matthew Montgomery & Steven Stringer—winner

Dance Group
Monticello Dance Academy (6)—winner

Dance Solo
Charlee Carter—winner

Over-All Winner
Monticello Dance Academy (6)—winner
Charlee Carter—1st place

9/11/2010 – A Busy Day for Local Emergency Personnel

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

 

On a day when emergency personnel are recognized across the nation, our local fire dept, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, and both ambulance services were busy proving how important they are to our community.

This link shows the dedicaiton that our local first resonders serve our community with, as they did on the 2010 anniversary of this life-changing day.

Circuit Judge Suspended for Month

Monday, September 10th, 2012

A press release from the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission has confirmed that 10th Judicial District Judge Sam Pope will receive a 30 day unpaid suspension following an April 5 confrontation at the Crossett Walmart with his estranged wife’s boyfriend, where a physical confrontation developed between the two men.  Both men were handcuffed and transported to the Crossett Police Department, but no charges were filed by either party.

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Photos from Recent Farm Bureau Supper

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Around 10 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to a mobile home on Mill Street, near East Gaines, which was engulfed in flames, when they arrived.

The structure was located across next to an empty lot where another mobile home burned in July of 2011.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Oakland St. Residence

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Around 5:30, this morning, MPD dispatch received a call reporting a house fire on East Oakland St., near it’s intersection with Rose St.

MFD firefighters quickly responded to battle the blaze, the the structure was fully engulfed when the fire was reported.

MPD blocked off Oakland St. for approximately an hour, due to the blaze.

3 Elections in Drew County in Next 2 Months

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

It’s almost time to GO VOTE, and then GO VOTE, and then GO VOTE.

There are 3 unrelated election days approaching Drew County in the next 2 months.
September 18, Drew Central School Board Election,
October 9, the Drew Memorial Hospital Millage Extension, and
November 6, Nationwide general election.

Here’s more information on each individual election…….

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“America’s Most Wanted” Arrested in Monticello

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

On Tuesday, September 4th, Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober was contacted by an agent with the United States Marshal’s Service, based out of Little Rock, asking for assistance in the apprehension of a fugitive, Jonathan Jamel May, who is suspected of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in Detroit, Michigan. Sheriff Gober then contacted Monticello Police Chief Eddy Deaton and advised him of the situation.

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