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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.”


Today’s Election to Decide Continuation of County Road Tax

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


It is hereby proclaimed that a Special Election will be held in Drew County, Arkansas on the 9th day of July, 2013, at which there shall be submitted to the voters the adoption a 1% local sales and use tax within the County for a period of six (6) years, the net collections will be distributed to the County and used as follows: 75% of the Net Collections to finance the construction, reconstruction, restoration, improvement, alteration and repair of County roads, and 25% of the Net Collections to finance general operations of the County and other purposes of County government. If approved, the levy of the tax will commence on January 1, 2014.

The election will be held 7:30 am til 730 pm, Tuesday at the usual polling places.


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.


Former Candidate Griffin Endorses Robert Akin for County Judge

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Former Drew County Judge candidate Jessie Griffin,this morning, endorsed Robert Akin for that position in the upcoming run-off election.

Griffin told MLive, “I’m supporting Robert because he’s the best candidate in the race.  Robert is a good honest man, who has good experience to serve in the position of county judge.  Robert ran a very clean campaign, and will do a good job for the county.  I feel Robert is the best choice for Drew County judge, and encourage everyone who supported me to vote for Robert Akin in the run-off election.”

Griffin also pointed out, contrary to rumors, if Akin is elected, Griffin will not be given a job with the county.

Local Election Leaders

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Most local candidates were present for the traditional “Election Night Poll Watch” at the county courthouse.

Shown here are successful candidates: Robert Akin, JP Renee Knowles, Collector Tonya Loveless, Robin Hood, and State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin.  Akin & Hood will face each other in a Run-off for County Judge on November 27

MLive Judge Candidate Interviews

Friday, November 2nd, 2012


Today, MonticelloLive will be running “Meet the Candidates” articles with the County Judge Candidates.

Learn more about the men that are seeking the office of Drew County Judge, and then VOTE?

And the Winner is………

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Larry Allen of Monticello was the drawing winner for a Remington model 770 Youthmaster 243 rifle.

The drawing was held as a part of the Robin Hood for Judge Campaign.

Political ad paid for by Robin Hood for Drew County Judge.

Millage Passed for Future “State of the Art” Surgery Center at DMH, by 2 to 1 Margin

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Drew Memorial Hospital’s new Surgery Center became a much clearer vision, with Tuesday passage of the continuatino of the current millage for the local hospital, by a 2 to 1 margin.

DMH CEO Mike Layfield was busy calling board members and staff of the hsospital to thank them for their efforts, describing the successful outcome as, “A giant step forward for health services at Drew Memorial Hospital, and an improvement of the overall health of the citizens of Drew County.”

Here are the FINAL, but UNOFFICIAL election results for the proposed extension of the Drew Memorial Hospital millage, voted on, Tuesday, by Drew County voters……………..


ELECTION DAY for DMH Millage Extension

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Today is Voting Day for the proposed millage extension for Drew Memorial Hospital.  If passed by voters, these funds will be used to construct a new, updated surgery center for the local hospital. 

Hospital supporters key phrase during recent months has been, “This is not a new tax.”  It is a continuation of the current millage that supports local medical care at Drew Memorial.

A total of 212 votes were cast

There are two questions on the ballots, shown below, and you will make a total of 5 “button pushes” in the entire voting process.

TV’s Ratzenberger Visits Monticello on Political Tour

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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John Ratzenberger, the actor who played Cliff Clavin on Cheers, hosted the Made in America series on the Travel Channel, and has voiced many animated characters visited Monticello, Thursday as a part of Americans for Prosperity political bus tour, “Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour”, last week.  Most of his presentation is included in the videos.


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