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Happy 1st Birthday

January 18th, 2013 by

Jay Dylan Reid celebrated his 1st Birthday on Jan 13. He is the son of Kelly and Melissa Reid of the Greenhill community.

He is the grandson of Joe & Debbie Rogers of Monticello and Marlin & Treva Reid of Centreville, MS. He is the great grandson of Joyce Pigott of Tylertown, MS & Lorene Reid of McComb, MS.

He is the little brother to John Parker Reid age 5.

Happy 1st Birthday

January 17th, 2013 by

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!! I love you with all my Heart forever & always!! Love, Mom and Jace Wyatt.

Bryson Lee Harrison is celebrating his first Birthday today. He is the son of Blair Griffin & Casey Harrison. His grandparents are Fairy Howard of Monticello & Audrey & DH Williams of Warren. Great grandparents are the late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Lee Forrest of Monticello. Joyce Griffin of Star City & Baba & Lou Diamittia of Blytheville. He has 3 brothers; Jace Hilburn 4, Rylan Harrison 5, & Kaden Harrison 5.

2.5 Car Wreck – With 2 More Close – edited

January 16th, 2013 by

Around 11 am Tuesday, as most of Drew County was getting pelted by ice pellets, several ice related accidents occurred.

On HWY 278 East, just before Dead Man’s Curve, a maroon Chevy pick-up was off in the ditch.

Just past the curve, near Bordeaux Road, a gold sedan had lost control in the ice, and came to a stop in a nearby bean field.

Just past the next gradual curve, were 3 vehicles, all involved or partially involved,  in another mishap .

It started as a gray, westbound Mitsubishi lost control in the ice.  The driver avoided colliding with an eastbound Chevy pick up, but the Chevy truck  swerved and ended up in the ditch.

The Mitsubishi then struck an oncoming, white Volkswagen Jetta, which was being driven by the wife of the Chevy driver. sending both vehicles spinning into the ditch area.

Drew County Sheriff’s deputies worked the accident(s).  No one was reportedly injured, however an ambulance resonded to check out one of the drivers.

Fallen Trees

January 16th, 2013 by

The recent ice storm has produced fewer fallen trees and broken limbs than earlier predicted.

The top photo shows a tree that fell on Jordan Drive, Tuesday afternoon.

The lower photo was taken of a North Main St. home, Monday evening.  No damage was reported.

Ice Causes Rollover on Overpass – 1st Wreck of Many, Tuesday

January 15th, 2013 by

Around 10am, Tuesday morning, a UAM student was traveling back to class, westbound on Jordan Drive, when he felt his Jeep loose traction in the ice, “fishtail”, and then rollover on the bridge.

The driver was not injured.  Monticello Police worked scene, assisted by Arkansas State Police. The Fire & Rescue Squad was also paged out.  Dan’s wrecker towed the vehicle.

Companies Team Up To Build Energy Efficient Homes

January 15th, 2013 by

Two Arkansas companies, The Reata Foundation, Inc, a non-profit institution commissioned to provide affordable and energy efficient housing for the American family, and Concrete & Foam Structures, LLC( CFS), a fabricator of expanded polystyrene (EPS) have joined together to produce a technological advanced building system. The result is an ultra energy efficient residential home for the future era of residential house building.

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Slick Roads & Bridges

January 14th, 2013 by

Around 10 am, the AHTD was putting salt/sand on the HWY 425 / Jordan Drive overpass, because of ice accumulation.

Roadways and sidewalks are beginning to become slick in some areas, so use caution as you’re out and about, today.

City Hall Ceiling Collapses

January 14th, 2013 by

When city hall employees arrived at work this morning, one of them went into the City Council meeting room, and found parts of the ceiling laying on the floor.

It is believed that the weight of the recent heavy rains cause a minor sag in the roof, which caused enough of a bowing effect for the staples holding the ceiling tile to pull loose. 


Flooded Homes on N. Gabbert St. – Blame City & State for Nor Clearing Clogged Culvert

January 14th, 2013 by

Around 4 am, Sunday, flooding was reportedly enter homes homes on North Gabbert St.

In an interview with the family, they said they heard water running, and when they got out ot bed to see what was wrong, their feet touched the carpet, and that’s when then knew their home was flooded.

The family told KARK and MLive that they had requested the city and state clean out a culvert under North Gabberrt St. that was clogged up with leaves, but no one taken care of the impending problem.

After their hause was flooded, the AHTD cleared the culvert, and the water (in their yard) was soon gone.

Also see the KARK report.

Sulisteen (Jude) Harden Riley

January 11th, 2013 by

Sulisteen (Jude) Harden Riley, 84, of Lacey, AR died January 5th at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was born June 6, 1928 to the late Dan Wesley and Katie Mae Sims Harden.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Murl . Hendrix and five brothers, Johnny Lee, Will, D.S., Henry, and Eugene Harden.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Tyree; sisters, Larnie Mae Ferrell (Indianapolis, IN), Claudia Handley and Carline Satterwhite (Monticello, AR); three sister-in-laws, two brother-in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services 11am Friday, January 11th at Christian Brothers Funeral Home in Monticello, AR followed by Interment at Lacey Cemetary.

More Rain Forecast, More Wrecks Possible, Due to Hydroplaning

January 10th, 2013 by

Around 8:30, Wednesday night, the driver of this eastbound Dodge Dakota lost control of her vehicle in the rain, near Dead Man’s Curve, on HWY 278 East. 

Arkansas State Troopers worked the accident, assisted by the Drew County Sheriff’s Dept.

SEEMS transported the victim to Drew Memorial. Rod’s Wrecker removed the Dakota.

With another 100% chance of rain, today, be aware that hydroplaning can easily occur.

Monticello Schools Issue Statement about Illegal Passing of School Buses

January 8th, 2013 by

In an effort to ensure the safety of its students while buses are loading or unloading, the Monticello School District would like to make sure laws regarding passing of school buses are available to area citizens.

We are working with the Monticello Police Department and Drew County Sherriff Department to curb violations. Both departments have assured us of their support. They will be making special efforts to observe violators of this law. Below you will see the School Bus Fleet Magazine report on deaths that occurred 2011 – 2012 due to illegal passing of school buses. Laws as they pertain to a violator or the school bus driver are also listed below.

One of our most troubled areas is Hwy. 425. Oncoming traffic is not required to stop on multilane highways that are divided by a parkway or dividing strip of 20 ft. or more. This does not pertain to any area in Drew County. All oncoming traffic should stop as well as traffic following the bus!

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December Details – 2012 Headlines

January 8th, 2013 by

5 Year Old Bitten by Pit Bull
Sex Offender Arrested on Child Rape Charges
Man Charged with Rape & Kidnapping Accepts Plea
Panorama Restaurant Opens
New Library Groundbreaking – Video
No Bond Set for Capital Murder Suspect
UAM Planning Major Changes To On-Campus Residential Living
Humane Society Leader Addresses City Council about Pit Bulls
Judge, Treasurer, & JPs Honored with Plaques on Retirement
Monticello Superintendent to School Board on Security
Monticello School Board & Administrators Discuss School’s Drug Policy
Gillespie & McKiever Honored for City Council Service
10 Year Old Becomes Christmas Example During “Shop with a Cop”
Drew Central Hires LR Lawyer to Fight Discrimination Suit by Former Employee
Quorum Court Declares Position Vacant – Appoints New Circuit Clerk to Serve Current Term
Local Fire Chief / Constable Dies, Following Dec. 22 Accident

No Thank You

January 7th, 2013 by

McDonalds on HWY 425 North is advertising a new product on their front sign.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who needs to use spell-check more often.

November Notes

January 7th, 2013 by

Billies to Honor Zach Towers, Injured Star City Player
County Judge Race Ends in Run-Off
Sex Offender on Probation, Pleads Guilty to Another Sex Assault
UAM Professor Responds to Recent Arrest
UAM Chancellor Appointed To NCAA Division II Presidents Council
Update on Sadie Johnson Community Center Construction
“I”m Not Worried About the Cracks” (in the Floor of the Sadie Johnson Center)
MHS Player Signs Letter of Intent to Play for SAU 
Attempted Capital Murder & Armed Robbery Charges Lead to 30 Year Prison Sentence for Last of Manhunt Suspects
Sunday Shooting Sends 1 to Hospital, 1 to Jail
Ross Sworn in as New District Judge – Video 
Election Results – Robert Akin Wins County Judge Race 
Calhoun Named Regional Library Director
4 Mayors Attend Groundbreaking at New Whaley Fire Station
Ashley County Man Receives 2 Life Sentences + 50 Years for Death of Expectant Mother


October Occurances

January 6th, 2013 by

Area Doctor Charged with 53 Counts of Prescription Fraud

 “Dancing with the Monticello Stars” – VIDEOs

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

Panorama Italian Restaurant Applies for Liquor License

 $4.3 Million Library Construction Bid Submitted

Car Crash Claims 2 Lives, including UAM Student

SPS, “Wilmar Post Office Will Remain Open” with Reduced Window Hours.

 Judicial Charges Dropped Against Harper, when He Agrees to Not Serve as Judge in the Future

State Police to Investigate Driver Jumping from Big-Rig, Causing Fatal Accident

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