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Curbside Water Payment Box is Back

October 7th, 2012 by

After being out of service for a few weeks, the City of Monticello has installed a new water payment drop box in front of City Hall.

The new box is in the same familiar location, near the intersectin of W. Gaines and Church St.

MHS Homecoming, Tonight

October 5th, 2012 by

Sitting Row 1,Ashlee Johnson, Erin Campbell (Honor Maid), Anna Beth Atwell (Queen), Kelsie Adcock
Kneeling Row 2, Emily Grubbs, Emily Rush, Kaprina Freeman, Anna Kate St. John,
Kneeling Row 3, Annsley Davis, Frederica Davidson
Standing Row 4, Brandiesha Lamb, Ashleigh White, Jodi Miles, Emily Leonard, Bentley Brodnax

Friday’s homecoming activities at Hyatt field are scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm,

The Billies will face Lake Village in the Homecoming game, this year.  

Gym ceremony at MHS start at 1:30. Doors will open for seating at 1:00

Now Open, Bubbie’s Burgers, Wings & Shrimp

October 5th, 2012 by

Bubbie’s Burgers, Wings & Shrimp is now open in the former Subway building in front of North Park Village. 

Bubbie’s offers a wide variety of menu items and has installed a drive-through pick-up window.

Bubbie’s is open 10:30-9 pm Monday – Thursday, and 10:30-10 pm on Friday & Saturday, closed on Sunday.

Roll-Over Wrecks Keep Rescue Team Rolling over Recent Days

October 2nd, 2012 by

Yesterday, around 4:30, Monticello Fire & Rescue team was paged out to the report of a Mercedes SUV that had flipped on HWY 35, near Lake Monticello. 

The vehicle was eastbound, lost control, and flipped, before coming to a stop with the driver pinned inside.  A firefighter arriving on the scene helped her get out of the vehicle, as others were arriving.  MASI transported the Little Rock lady to DMH, DCSAO worked the crash site.  Dan’s Towing removed the Mercedes.

Sunday morning, Fire & Rescue were called to Davis Street, where a man was backing out of his driveway, when he missed the road, and backed over a large culvert, rolling his car over into a ditch, pinning him inside of his Hyundai.

He was safely removed from his  car.  MPD worked the wreck scene, C&L removed the car from it’s perched position.

Monticello Schools Receives $10,000 Grant for Learning Garden from Farming Education Group

October 1st, 2012 by

Before the Monticello Jr. Billie football game against Hamburg, Thursday night, Monsanto presented a $10,000 grant to the Monticello School District that was awarded through America’s Famers Grow Rural Education.

The Monticello School District received nominations from farmers Joe Noland and Jeff Felts. The grants totaled 176 across 39 states that totaled $2.3 million for the selected districts. In Ark. 58 school districts received nominations from 303 farmers and five districts including Monticello received the grants.

The program allows farmers to nominate their school district for the award who then must apply. The grant serves the purpose of enhancing math and science based education and will allow for expansion of the school district’s learning garden program to reach 6th through 8th graders, which will allow them to “learn the principles of science through hands-on activities.”

Man Assaulted With Hot Sauce Bottle in Wilmar, DCSO Seeking Suspect

October 1st, 2012 by

The Drew County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Justin Durden, age 26 of East Johnson Street in Wilmar, after he allegedly assaulted Harvey Lawson, age 24 of Wilmar, with a hot sauce bottle in J-Birds Express in Wilmar.

Durden also goes by the name of “J-Man.”

If anyone knows where he might be, Sheriff Mark Gober asks that they contact the Sheriff’s Department at 367-6211.


$100 Winners of Photo / News Tip Contest

October 1st, 2012 by

Each month, MonticelloLive rewards the reader who calls in the best news tip, or submits the best photo, with a $100 prize.


In October 2012, the video of a Wilmar car fire being put out was taken by Sheena Tucker, who also helped the family (who lost their car and groceries, that day). A couple of Barkada Fire Dept. members were passing by, saw the fire, and put it out; keeping it from reaching the victim’s home. That video earned Sheena $100, and our thanks for sharing it with MLive readers.

z AMWIn September, 2012, a suspect from AMERICAS MOST WANTED was arrested in Monticello.  The person who told MLive about the “truthful rumor” donated their $100 to Immanuel Baptist Church’s food pantry.

Juanita Webb is shown here with her “pet” alligator, which showed up in their family pond. As the gator continued to grow, in August, the family contacted the AG&F, who re-located it to a safer area.

Juanita’s son, David, is shown with the $100 prize for sharing the photo with MLive readers. The family donated their prize money to PAWS to help support their shelter for homeless pets.

A 75 acre forest wildfire in July, battled by several local fire depts. and the Arkansas Forestry Commission, included an AFC helicopter dipping water from a local farm pond to fight the fire. Karen Kolb-Spencer won $100 for sending that photo to MLive to share with our readers.

A MLive news story about a DWI 3, 4, & 5 was picked up and carried by CNN Headline News in June.

On May 16, there was a fatal car wreck in Wilmar, as the vehicle was fleeing from Bradley Couny Law Enforcement. The prize money for this tip was donated to “Feed the Kids,” thanks to the caller

The person who reported the incident to MLive donated their prize money to purchase school supplies for area children.

Last Easter, BrookLynn White attended 2 local Easter egg hunts. At both of them, she helped a fellow hunter, who had his broken arm in a cast.

BrookLynn’s kind act impressed the boy’s mom, and she told MLive about BrookLynn’s good deed.

BrookLynn used her money to buy dog food for PAWS and other charities.

On March 16, 3 Youths from Saline County Stole a Truck from an Elderly Drew County Man, & Left Him Bleeding in the Road. A Multi-agency Manhunt Followed,, including ADC Dogs, an ASP Helicopter, and all area Law Enforcement. The 3 were captured latere that Evening.

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