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Archive for October, 2014

Suicide Pact Led to Fatal Fire

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Fatal fire deathDuring the early morning hours of October 21,  the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Fire Department and other first responders were dispatched to 134 Jose Chapel Cutoff Rd. in reference to a house fire.

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Old Burlington Rug Mill Condemned by City Council

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

imageimageA Resolution was presented to the City Council, and approved, to condemn the property of Monticello Recycling, located at 231 East Shelton. The building, estimated to be over 100 years old, originally served as a cotton mill, but is commonly known as the “old Burlington Rug Mill.”

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Tornado Siren Locations Announced

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The Monticello City Council met Tuesday evening, and discussed locations of the weather warnig sirens, passed a resolution authorizing the use of city property for the placement of weather warning sirens, and approved money to pay for the City’s Code Red weather warning system.

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Gibson Hires Engineer for Siemens Water Woes

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

city hallLocal attorney Cliff Gibson, recently hired by the City Council to deal with the depths of confusion involved in the $10,000,000 water improvement project with Siemens, has hired an engineer to work on the project with him.

Attached is the letter he sent to the City Council members.

Also included in the letter were the selected firm’s vitae and list of qualifications.

Dear Mayor Rogers and Members of the City Council:
Consistent with your engagement of our Firm, I have reviewed the qualifications of the City’s regular engineering firm, (more…)

Update & Summary – “Not Guilty” Verdict Returned by Jury in 20 Minutes

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

trial update jury courtroomShooting Trial Underway
Victim Testifies About Shooting
“Description of the Shooting”
16 Year Old Testifies in Shooting Trial
16 Year Old’s Mother Testifies
Defendant Testifies “Self Defense” in Shooting

At 5:50 PM, Friday, after only 20 minutes of deliberation, a jury of 3 men and 9 women returned a final verdict of not guilty in the trial of Jimmy Gibson for the November, 2013 shooting of a Star City man in northern Drew County.

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“Description of the Shooting”

Friday, October 24th, 2014

courtroom jury boxAt 11:30, a UAMS staff member was called to report the extent of the injuries to the hand, which was then air-lifted to Springfield, Missouri, due to their severity.

A responding EMT took the stand next, recalling that soon after their arrival Rose Hill Cutoff, a vehicle approached, causing the victim to yell, “It’s the dude that shot me!”
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US Marshals & MPD Arrest Local Man on Mississippi Gun Possession Charges

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Wednesday morning, Monticello Police were contacted by US Marshals to assist in the capture of a felon wanted out of Mississippi.

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Summary of Gibson’s Letter to Siemens

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

imageOn October 22, 2014, Cliff Gibson, the attorney hired by the City Council to represent the City of Monticello in their contract concerns with Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens), issued a letter to Siemens, outlining the City’s concerns.

The letter is addressed to Mr. Tony Ardillo. The following is a summary of that letter.

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Gibson’s Letter to Siemens Over Breach of Water Contract, Not Bonding Project, & Other Issues

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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October 22, 2014

Dear Mr. Ardillo:

Our firm has been retained by the City of Monticello (City) relative to problems being experienced with the referenced Contract and the performance of Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) thereunder. We write you now in behalf of the City.

Siemens’ Failure to Provide Legally Required Contractor Performance and Payment Bonds.

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UAM Wildlife Society And AG&F Teach Royal Rangers About Arkansas Wildlife

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

imagejpeg_2New Life Assembly of God Royal Rangers would like to thank UAM Wildlife Society along with Arkansas Game and Fish for assisting our boys on Wednesday, October 15, in learning about Arkansas Wildlife.

The boys made casts of wildlife tracks and learned about the different wildlife in our area.  Arkansas Game and Fish provided pelts and other wildlife relics for the boys to explore.

“Dancing with the Monticello Stars” – Videos

Friday, October 17th, 2014




The 3rd annual “Dancing with the Monticello Stars” was held Tuesday night by the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation, raising $30,847 for Drew Memorial Hospitas projects.

Last year , the foundation contributed $100,000 in donations to be used in the oncology dept., and a $15,000 donation to purchase a fetal monitor, among other items.

This years winners were….

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