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Murder Trial Begins Today

July 25th, 2013 by

ELECTION-RESULTSThe First Degree Murder trial for Jerry “Wesley” Pryor Jr., age 34 of Monticello, begins this morning at the courthouse.  Pryor is charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Residential Burglary, and Felon in Possession of a Firearms for the crime.

Just before 8 pm, Sunday night, December 9, Drew County Sheriff Dept. responded to a 911 call, reporting a shooting victim being found in a Drew County residence

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New “Super” Moon on Monday

July 25th, 2013 by

011These photos were taken Monday evening of 2013’s third “Super Moon”.

006A “Super Moon” is described as a new or full moon, which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.


New Bypass from DMH/MHS to 278 to Barkada Discussed by City Council

July 23rd, 2013 by

mapThe City Council also discussed, at their recent special called meeting, new road construction to alleviate traffic congestion in the areas between Drew Memorial Hospital and Barkada Road. The City had applied for a $1 million road improvement grant from the federal government through the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

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City Council Member Starts FaceBook Page for Ward 3

July 23rd, 2013 by

fbook facebookJoe Meeks, Ward 3 Position 2 Alderman, announced the creation of a Facebook page to enhance public awareness of current issues in the City.

joe meeksMeeks told MLive, “I feel Facebook can be used as an effective tool to engage our community. When I ran for City Council, it was on a platform of transparency and openness to connect with citizens, to really be out there and easy to reach. The opportunities that social media can create through its inexpensive and widespread use are endless. By helping gather public opinion, feedback, ideas, and feeding these back to those responsible for the policy-making process, it can help rejuvenate direct democracy.”

You can like the page by visiting www.facebook.com/monticelloward3.


Burlington Water Tower Repair – $500,000 – Edited

July 22nd, 2013 by

zThe City Council called a special meeting, recently, to discuss water tank repairs on the Burlington Tank on HWY 278 East.

The Burlington water tower’s repair issues have been an ongoing source of concern for the City of Monticello. Recently Mayor Maxwell contacted Utility Service Co. Inc. about repair and maintenance of the tower. An employee of Utility Service Co. was present at the Council meeting and discussed services the company can offer the City of Monticello.

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MPD Seeking 3 Suspects

July 22nd, 2013 by

The Monticello Police Dept. are seeking the public’s help in locating 3 local suspects, who are wanted for a wide range of alleged charges.

If you know the whereabouts of any of these suspects, please call MPD at 367-3411

Click here for more info and the charges they are facing.


Meet “Thai Paul”, a Unique Chef, with Impressive Cooking Skills

July 19th, 2013 by

034More people know “Thai Paul” than recognize the name Chaiporn Phurisri; but once you meet him, you will be impressed with his personal story, as well as his culinary skills.040

036Paul is a native of Thailand, who moved to the U.S. in 1989; his family owns a restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii; and his dad graduated from West Point Academy.  And there’s much more to learn about him as you get to know him better.042

The “Tiny Thia Place'”s menu is equally impressive; offering steak and lobster, filet mignon, scallops, and varying presentations of crab legs.

For a wide range of authentic home-made dishes, made from scratch, try Thai Paul’s meals at the Tine Thai Place, located in the old Family Seafood, on HWY 278 West , or call 723-9258.


Medlin’s Metal Roofing Now Carries Horse Barns & Many Trailers

July 19th, 2013 by

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zaMedlin’s Metal Roofing has served Monticello for around 2 years, providng custom metal roofing and metal carport structures.

zbMedlin’s has recently expanded their product line by now providing Eagle Horse Barns and Big Tex and Kearney trailers.  zcMany styles of both lines are available.  Stop by Medlins, on HWY 425 North,  to see the full selection to choose from.


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