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Wrecks & Rain

February 10th, 2013 by

Heavy rain fell across Drew County, Sunday morning, causing several roads to be underwater, in places; sending at least three vehicles into crashes, especially around 11 am.

On Old Dermott Road, a Toyota was traveling toward HWY 35, hydroplaned after hitting some water over the roadway, then struck a tree and rolled over.

The driver was transported to DMH by SEEMS.

The Fire & rescue Team and Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the call.

Another vehicle was invoplved in a  single vehicle acciden, east of the Pine Hill / HWy 293 intersection, MASI and DCSO worked that accident.

Yet another vehicle, this time a Lincoln, ran off of HWY 425, near lacey, crossing into the trees, next to the highway.  DCSO also responded to that accident.

Finally, a tree was reported to have fallen across HWY 35 West, near Rock Springs, blocking both lanes of the highway.

McCray Earns Master’s Degree

February 9th, 2013 by

Drew County Extension Agent Hazelene McCray earned her master degree in Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She participated in the commencement on December 15, 2012.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Monticello.

Hazelene is married to James L. McCray Sr. They have two sons and seven grandchildren

Area Author Publishes Book

February 9th, 2013 by

Peggy Brooks has announced the publication of her debut novel, The Stories My Children Didn’t Want to Hear.

Peggy, writing under her maiden name of Peggy J. Henry Brooks, has lived most of her 74 years of life in Southeast Arkansas and has recently had the first volume of her lifelong stories, self-published by Lulu, and says “This first volume is dedicated to my kids because this would not have been possible had they not tired of hearing my stories over and over again.”

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Note from City on Trash Pick Up

February 8th, 2013 by

Metal handles on cans shoud face street.

The City of Monticello apologizes for any inconveniences caused in the process to convert from bag pick up to cart pick up for solid waste.

Instructions and map of pick-up days are attached to each new can.

Only the new cans will be picked up by the trash truck. (except for Ward 4 residents who don’t have the new recepticles, yet)

Every address with a cart will be picked up one day a week and those days are based off of the voting wards; ward one will be picked up every Monday, ward two on Tuesday, ward three on Thursday and ward four on Friday. If you don’t know which ward you live in, please call 367-3415.

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Happy Birthday

February 8th, 2013 by

Audrey Dey Howard celebrates her 7th birthday February 8th!

Audrey is the daughter of Jacob & Whitney Maggard and Eric & Candi Howard. She is the granddaughter of Patty Ross, Paul & Vicki Dottley, and Jimmy & Wanda Howard. She is the big sister to Bentley Maggard.

Audrey is a 1st grade student in Mrs. Hayes class at MES. She is a 5th year dance student at Monticello Dance Academy and loves her dance instructors, Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Toni.

Happy Birthday, Audrey Dey…We love you so much!!!

Billie Booster Awards Banquet – Photos

February 8th, 2013 by

The Family that’s Arrested Together…..

February 7th, 2013 by

Last October, at 2:15, on an early Saturday morning, a local man, his girlfriend, and her daughter were arrested, following a traffic stop for no license plate by Monticello Police, near HWY 425 & Barkada Road.  All three occupants were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

The man and woman plead guilty to their Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug paraphernalia charges Thursday morning in Drew County Circuit Court.  Both were wanted by authorities on warrants at the time of their arrest.

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Friday Dance

February 7th, 2013 by

The AMERICAN LEGION Post #2 in McCloy Park is  sponsoring a dance   Friday night from 7:30 p.m.  ’til ?  With a variety of  music by the “Hwy 13 Band: featuring:             Andy & Terrie Briant, Eric Davis, David English & Joe Carmine.  Admission is ONLY $5 per person.  Everyone is invited to come out and have fun and help the American Legion support your local veterans!

Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday. Thunderstorms, some may contain heavy rain tonight.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 05/25 20%
High 84° / Low 67°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. A stray thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/26 80%
High 83° / Low 68°
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 83F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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