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Beverly Burks Filing for Re-election as Circuit Clerk

Monday, November 16th, 2015

BurksDrew County Circuit Clerk Beverly Burks of Wilmar has announced her candidacy for re-election in the 2016 general election. Burks, a Democrat, is currently serving her first year in office.

Prior to taking office in January, Burks worked two years as a deputy clerk in the Drew County Clerk’s office and served as editor of the Advance-Monticellonian for 14 years.


DMH Expansion Q&A Forum – Video

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Thursday night’s open meeting about Drew Memorial Hospital’s proposed 1/4 cent extension of the expiring 1/2 cent library tax provided a chance for members of the public to meet the new surgeons, as well as hear updated statistics on surgery, and see the drawings of the new facility.

The question & answer session was also informative, especially dealing with the current 40 year old operating room.

Searcy to File for 3rd Term as Treasurer

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

imageDrew County Treasurer Charlie Searcy has announced that he will be seeki a third term in the Republican primary.
A 1985 graduate of Monticello High School, Searcy received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1989. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.

Hartness Announces Candidacy for Drew/Bradley District Court Judge

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Hartness Judge Sara M. Sawyer-Hartness has formally announced her candidacy for the position of District Judge for the newly formed 28th District Court, serving Drew and Bradley Counties. The 28th District Court was formed by the Arkansas Legislature in April of 2015 merging the Bradley and Drew County District Court’s into the 28th District Court, presided over by one full time Judge.


Lampkin & Holcomb Retain State Rep. Seats

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Mike HolcombSheilla Lampkin
Current state representatives for Drew County, Sheilla Lampkin (District 9) and Mike Holcomb (District 10) retain their seats in Tuesday’s election.

Here are their vote totals, by county against their Republican opponents, according to the Secretary of State’s totals.


Local Election Day Candidates

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Mayor Joe Rogers, former assistant mayor Zack Tucker, and former city council member Thomas "Sonny" Thornhill are seeking the Mayor's office.

Mayor Joe Rogers, Zack Tucker, and Thomas “Sonny” Thornhill are seeking the Mayor’s office.


Beverly Burks and Courtney Hale are seeking the office of Circuit Clerk, following the retirement os Sandra Erlanson.

Beverly Burks and Courtney Hale are seeking the office of Circuit Clerk, following the retirement os Sandra Erlanson.

 SHeilla Lampkin state representative position is being challenged by Sonya Leggett-Ryburn.

Sheilla Lampkin’s district 9 state representative position is being challenged by Sonya Leggett-Ryburn.

Mike Ross Visits Monticello, Tuesday

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Congressman Mike Ross, a Democratic candidate for Governor, held a rally and “meet and greet” at the Sadie Johnson Community Center, late Tuesday afternoon.

Ross was introduced by State Representative Sheilla Lampkin, then briefly spoke to the crowd from the podium. Hey spoke to members of the crowd of 160, as barbecue sandwiches were prepared for the group.

Joe Rogers Files for Nov. Mayor Election as Independent

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Joe RogersFormer Monticello Mayor Joe Rogers filed as an independent candidate, Wednesday, for the mayor’s position in the November election.

Rogers, along with four other candidates, have also filed for the interim mayor election, which will be held on June 24.
The deadline to file as an independent for the November election is May 19.  This deadline also applies to independent candidates for city council positions.
As of Thursday afternoon, no other candidates had officially file.

Joe Rogers Enters Mayors Race

Friday, March 28th, 2014

002Former Mayor Joe Rogers entered the mayors race, Thursday, by filing his petition to run as an Independent in the June 24 special election.

Rogers also plans to run for the 4 year term as Mayor, in the general election, in November.

Rogers served as Mayor from 2007-2010, and runs Rogers Mens Wear.

Chris Barnett Seeking District 6 JP Position for Third Term

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

chris barnettChris Barnett of the Green Hill community has announced her candidacy for District 6 Justice of the Peace on the Drew County Quorum Court.

Barnet, a lifelong Drew County resident, is a 1971 graduate of Wilmar High School and received a cosmetology degree in 1972. For the past 42 years, she has worked in hair salons and operated a hairstyling business out of her home. She currently owns Chris’ Hair Care in Monticello.


Dr. Patricia Mays Seeks to become Arkansas Representative for District 10

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

maysMonticello native Patricia (Ferrell) Mays has announced that she will be a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election on the Republican ticket.

“I decided to run for House of Representatives because there is a need for legislators who will pass laws that align with the values of the citizens they represent. I believe that our representatives should be aware of the current issues, gather all the relevant facts, solicit input from all of their constituents then make the best decision that they can based on the available information,” Mays said.


Lampkin to Seek Re-election as State Rep for District 9

Monday, January 13th, 2014

imageSheilla Lampkin of Monticello is announcing her candidacy for the office of State Representative, District 9, in the May 2014 Democratic Primary Election. Lampkin will be serving her third term as state representative and her second term as representative for District 9. District 9 includes approximately two-thirds of both Drew County and Ashley County, including Monticello, Hamburg, the heart of Crossett and much of the area around the three cities. She has all of the area east of Hwy 425 in Drew County.

Beverly Burks to file for Circuit Clerk Office

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
imageBeverly Burks of Wilmar has announced that she will be a candidate for the office of Drew County Circuit Clerk in the May Democratic primary.
Burks, 47, has been employed as a deputy in the Drew County Clerk’s office for the past year. Prior to that, she served as editor of the Advance-Monticellonian for 14 years.

Gov. Candidate Coleman Visits Monticello

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


zzCurtis Coleman, a Republican candidate for Governor, was in Monticello, Monday, for a meet-&-greet at the home of Zach McClendon.

Coleman described himself as a “conservative Republican.”

He also commented, “I’m not a politician; I’m not even a lawyer.  I’m a businessman.”

Governor Candidate Asa Hutchinson Speaks to TEA Party – Taxes, Schools, Gun Control, & More,

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

By Linda Davis

Former U.S. Congressman and current gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson was the special guest speaker at the September 9, meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party. Mr. Hutchinson began his presentation by complementing the TEA Party. “I have been the Chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party and helped build the party in the state,” he said. “When we have another party that comes along that is citizen driven and that supports fewer taxes, smaller government and the Constitution; you know it will help politics in general. The TEA Party helps get good, conservative candidates elected.”


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