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Archive for November, 2012

Life Imitates TV – Squirrel Causes Wreck

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

An 18 year old male was traveling towards Monticello around 10 am, Wednesday, on Winchester Road, near the new Pine Hill Store. 

As he came around a curve, he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel in the road, causing him to lose control of his Toyota Camry, which rolled and flipped across the ditch, striking the line of trees, and coming to rest upside down in the ditch.

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Election Results – Robert Akin Wins County Judge Race – Totals by Ward

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

New County Judge Robert Akin, being congratulated by former candidate Jessie Griffin, Tuesday night.

Robert Akin, the independent candidate, won Tuesday night’s run-off election and will be the next Drew County Judge.

Robin Hood, the chief deputy of the Sheriff’s Dept. won the general election, but lost to Akin in the run-off.

The final,unofficial ballot totals by voting wards are posted below.

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Illinois Parolee Threating to “Kill Everyone at the House” Arrested with Handgun Gets $50,000 Bond

Monday, November 26th, 2012

A Wilmar man was arrested Wednesday, after he threatened to kill everyone at a local residense . A witness reported to police that the man had a black and chrome pistol when he made the threats.

Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies soon located the suspect, and while sheriff’s deputies where searching him, he dropped a small black and chrome handgun.

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Youth Sets House on Fire, Then Wrecks Family Car

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Late Thanksgiving afternoon, an upset 14 year old youth, staying with a local family, attempted to set their house on fire.  When a family member attempted to restrain him, as the fire dept. and sheriff’s deputies were arriving, the youth took their car (which was soon wrecked on a nearby highway).

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Happy 7th Birthday

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday to Tristan Ridgell.

We hope you have a good birthday

Love, Mom and Dad, and Isaiah and Darius

“Black Friday” Started Thursday Night

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

“Walmart had everything but parking places.”

This photo shows the Walmart parking area a few minutes before the annual “Black Friday” shopping day started at 8 pm, Thursday night.

There weren’t any “bad shopper” problems reported to police, although some video games and houseware customers came close.

 

Pauline Baptist Church – Thanksgiving Meal Ministry Reaches Out to around 500 Residents

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Pauline Baptist Church wishes you Happy Thanksgiving, but that’s not where Thanksgiving ends for the group of  75 volunteers that gave up their Thanksgiving day to minister to others.

This morning, they prepared, packed, and delivered meals to over 475 local residents, and served several more to people  that came to the church’s fellowship hall for the traditional meal.

This is the second year that Pauline Baptist has turned Thanksgiving’s “warm feelings” into “hot meals”, as they share God’s love and campassion with Monticello.

Holiday Dumpsters

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

To assiste residents with their sanitation needs over the Thanksgiving holidays, the City of Monticello will provide dumpsters for the public at three locations.

  1. W.C. Whaley site
  2. McCloy Park (on gravel by ballfield)
  3. City Warehouse (McCloy Street)

Attempted Capital Murder & Armed Robbery Charges Lead to 30 Year Prison Sentence for Last of Manhunt Suspects

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The last of the three Saline County youths accused of the attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery of a Drew County man came to an end, Wednesday morning, when he accepted a plea bargain to spend 30 years in the Arkanas Dept. of Correction (plus 10 years suspended sentence).

In March, the three suspects stole an elderly Drew County man’s truck and gun, before stabbing him and leaving him severly bleeding on a county road,  A multi-agency manhunt quickly followed, which included a pack of search dogs from ADC and a helicopter from the Arkansas State Police.

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