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Tornado Siren Locations Announced

October 29th, 2014 by

The Monticello City Council met Tuesday evening, and discussed locations of the weather warnig sirens, passed a resolution authorizing the use of city property for the placement of weather warning sirens, and approved money to pay for the City’s Code Red weather warning system.

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Gibson Hires Engineer for Siemens Water Woes

October 28th, 2014 by

city hallLocal attorney Cliff Gibson, recently hired by the City Council to deal with the depths of confusion involved in the $10,000,000 water improvement project with Siemens, has hired an engineer to work on the project with him.

Attached is the letter he sent to the City Council members.

Also included in the letter were the selected firm’s vitae and list of qualifications.

Dear Mayor Rogers and Members of the City Council:
Consistent with your engagement of our Firm, I have reviewed the qualifications of the City’s regular engineering firm, Read the rest of this entry »


Update & Summary – “Not Guilty” Verdict Returned by Jury in 20 Minutes

October 25th, 2014 by

trial update jury courtroomShooting Trial Underway
Victim Testifies About Shooting
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16 Year Old’s Mother Testifies
Defendant Testifies “Self Defense” in Shooting

At 5:50 PM, Friday, after only 20 minutes of deliberation, a jury of 3 men and 9 women returned a final verdict of not guilty in the trial of Jimmy Gibson for the November, 2013 shooting of a Star City man in northern Drew County.

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US Marshals & MPD Arrest Local Man on Mississippi Gun Possession Charges

October 23rd, 2014 by

Wednesday morning, Monticello Police were contacted by US Marshals to assist in the capture of a felon wanted out of Mississippi.

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Gibson’s Letter to Siemens Over Breach of Water Contract, Not Bonding Project, & Other Issues

October 23rd, 2014 by
Cliff Gibson

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October 22, 2014

Dear Mr. Ardillo:

Our firm has been retained by the City of Monticello (City) relative to problems being experienced with the referenced Contract and the performance of Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) thereunder. We write you now in behalf of the City.

Siemens’ Failure to Provide Legally Required Contractor Performance and Payment Bonds.

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UAM Wildlife Society And AG&F Teach Royal Rangers About Arkansas Wildlife

October 23rd, 2014 by

imagejpeg_2New Life Assembly of God Royal Rangers would like to thank UAM Wildlife Society along with Arkansas Game and Fish for assisting our boys on Wednesday, October 15, in learning about Arkansas Wildlife.

The boys made casts of wildlife tracks and learned about the different wildlife in our area.  Arkansas Game and Fish provided pelts and other wildlife relics for the boys to explore.


School Board Updated on Plans, Progress, Reports, & Concerns

October 22nd, 2014 by

mont schools msbThe Monticello School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday.

A number of reports were reviewed and approved, including the Accident Prevention and Safety Plan, the District Crisis Plan, Emergency Action Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.The Board also approved the district’s Workmen’s Compensation Plan for 2014-2015.

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Genoa Spoils Drew Central Homecoming 28-6

October 17th, 2014 by

Friday night, the Drew Central Pirates played the Genoa Dragons at home, losing 6-28. Both teams played hard, and it seemed to be a well matched game.

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