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Rutledge Demands FCC Require Telecommunication Companies Stop Robocalls

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

phoneAlthough MLive usually does not cover state press releases, Robo-calls are so harassing, that this press release seemed worthy of your attention.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge , Monday, sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) demanding that the FCC take more aggressive measures to require all telecommunication companies (telecoms) to use existing technology to identify and stop illegal robocalls. (more…)

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin Speaks to Rotary

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Tim Griffin rotaryLt. Gov. Tim Griffin was the guest of the Monticello Rotary,  Thursday.

His topics included the importance of STEM education & training.

”We must continue developing the workforce AR needs to attract the good, high-paying jobs of the future.” – Griffin

Consumer Alert: Doorbell Dealings

Friday, July 21st, 2017

salesman-at-home-smDoor-to-door salespeople are trying to take advantage of Arkansans at home. Summer is a popular time for home solicitors to hit the streets, selling home improvement projects, home security systems, newspapers, magazines and more. They frequently use high pressure sales tactics to make the deal and sometimes consumers walk away regretting the purchase. (more…)

I-69 Update Meeting – Videos

Friday, June 9th, 2017






Recently, there was an I-69 public meeting held in Monticello. Although no major updates were announced, it was very educational and gave a full history of the project. Basically, the next step is to gain funding for the Great River Bridge over the Mississippi River near Desha County.

DMH Expansion at Risk – Bond Sale Postponed, Due to “Arkansas Works” Politics by NW Arkansas Senators – Video

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

“There are serious questions about whether Drew Memorial Hospital can procede with it’s expansion plans,” is how County Attorney CLiff Gibson described the situation abound how DMH surgery center will be affected by 10 owrthwest Arkasas senators refusing to pass Gov. Hutchinson’a Arkansas Works program.

“Video Tour” of Proposed I-69 West, from 425 South to 278 near Wilmar

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept. held a public meeting, last week at Drew Centraal, which was attended by dozens of local residents.

Design engineer David Baker gave MLive a “virtual tour” of the proposed bypass, using the map drawings on display.

The video shows all road intersections, bridge crossings, and an overpass, which will evantually be added at Old Warren Road.

Local Burial Association Has State Hearing on Wednesday

Monday, January 26th, 2015

BEFORE THE ARKANSAS BURIAL ASSOCIATION BOARD
IN THE MATTER OF:LINDA SHEPHERD, SECRETARY/TREASIIRER
JOSEPH CAVENESS, PRESIDENT, DREW COUNTY BURIAL ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OP HEARING
Pursuant to its supervisory authority over Arkansas burial associations, Ark. Code Ann. 5 23-7S-109, and its statutory authority to conduct hearings and revoke licenses and authorities. Ark. Code. Sec. 23-78-124, the Arkansas Burial Association Board (the Board) has determined that it will conduct a hearing on its own coniplaint against Linda Shepherd, Secrctary-Treasurer of the Drew County Burial Association
(Respondent Shepherd ), and Joseph Caveness, President of the Drew County Burial Association (“despondent Caveness ). Respondent Shepherd and Respondent Caveness are hereafter referred to collectively as the “Respondents.
ALLEGATIONS OF FACT
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“Rumble Strips” Installed at Dead Man’s Curve, Folloiwng Letter to AHTD from Sunday School Class

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Following the July 1 death of 21-year-old Carla Avery on HWY 278, in the area best known as “Dead Man’s Curve”, a local Sunday School class decided something should be done to correct the deadly portion of roadway.

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New Driving Instructions at City Square

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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A MLive reader noticed the new driving instructions painted on the City Square.

The sign says “Left lane must turn left,” but the arrow points right.

“Parking only” seems to be allowed on the left, even though parking places are on the right.

We’ll probably be covering wrecks on the square, today.

Local Resident Honored by State House of Representatives

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Native Monticellonian P. Q. Gardner was recently presented an Arkansas House of Representatives Citation in honor of his service to his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII; for his lifelong business pursuits in Southeast Arkansas; and for his role for many years in the education of Drew County’s children as teacher and later superintendent at Drew Central Schools.

Mr. Gardner also founded Drew County’s first cable TV company system and is a longtime realtor in the area.

The citation was presented by State Representative Sheilla Lampkin to mark his December 29th birthday.

Local Funeral Home Cited by State Board

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

According to the Arkansas state board of embalmers and funeral home directors, Christian Brothers Funeral Home, of Monticello, reportedly violated state policy in the case of a July, 2011 funeral.

Larry Brown is the registered manager and a funeral director for Christian Brothers.  Robbiezine Owens is also a licensed funeral director, there.  Michael Jones is owner of Christian Brothes , and is an apprentice funeral director.

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