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Regional Poitical Forum – Video

May 20th, 2012 by

The Cornerstone Coalitoin held their Regional Political Forum, Thursday night, with covered many topics of regional topcs.

Candidates taking part in the program included;  Lampkin and Meggs..
State Senate candidates Akin, Bolin, Cheatham, and Reep.
and Congressional candidates: Crawford (by statement), Latanach, Hurst, and Jeffress



Update – City Council Pulls $25,000 out of MPD Budget to Give to Monticello Schools for Boot Camp

May 19th, 2012 by

The Monticello City Council voted unanimously to grant Monticello School’s Superintendent Bobby Harper’s request for $25,000 of additional funding towards the boot camp program, which is a punitive program for students that serves as an alternative for expulsion.

Superintendent Harper told the Council that when the program began it was a joint effort between the County, City, Drew Central School District, and Monticello School District. The County quickly withdrew from helping with funding, and now Drew Central District has had to withdraw as well due to their fiscal distress status. This leaves only Monticello District and the City left to provide money to keep the program going.

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Special (Surprise) Combined Meeting of City Council & Parks Committee Planned for June 14

May 18th, 2012 by

At Thursday’s city council meeting, the council’s next meeting was moved to June 14, due to a Municipal League conference time conflict, with the regular date.

No one (except for this reporter) realized that this is the same date, same time, and same place as the regularly scheduled Parks & Recreation Committee meeting.

They apparently will be having a joint meeting, which is appropriate, since the city council has recently imposed the “no smoking” policy at City Park, the “no tournament” policy at Lake Monticello, and leased out a major portion of Jordan Park for use by the private school, without referring these issues to the Parks Commission / Committee.


City Agrees to Lease Part of Jordan Park to Private School Group

May 18th, 2012 by

The City Council was presented with a lease agreement for P.F. Mays & Associates, LLC for the proposed private school at Jordan Park during their regular meeting Thursday evening. Mayor Allen Maxwell reported that he had investigated what a reasonable lease would be on the Jordan Park property and, “What we got back was $300-$500 per month. I want the council to consider that because we don’t have to charge that much. I think we need to write what the City is going to charge on a monthly or annual basis… We came up with a number of $500 a year.”

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Kayla Jackson Is UAM’s First Three-Time Softball All-American

May 18th, 2012 by

UKayla Jackson continues to add to her legacy as one of the best softball players in University of Arkansas at Monticello history.

Jackson became the first three-time softball All-American in school history Wednesday when she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Second Team. The senior pitcher from Hallsville, Tex., was a third team All-American in 2010 and a second team selection last year.

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Color Guard at Monticello Airport for Fallen Soldier

May 14th, 2012 by

A military color guard paid tribute to a fallen soldier, Friday morning, at the Monticello airport.

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Drew County Native to Donate Book Proceeds to Local Museum

May 13th, 2012 by

The Drew County Museum and Archives have recently been offered an opportunity to gain some much-needed income from the proceeds of a book written by Dr. James William Willis, who was inducted into the Drew Central Hall of Fame, last week.

Willis is a native of Drew County, who grew up in the White Hall Community south of Monticello and graduated from Drew Central. He was the son of Earl and Lela McKinstry Willis, local educators, who were both native Drew County residents. Willis’ father was a long-time superintendent of the Drew Central schools, and his mother was an English teacher at both Drew Central and Arkansas A & M College. Later, they moved to Little Rock to work with the state department of education before they retired in Monticello.

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UAM Graduation Videos

May 12th, 2012 by


UAM Graduation Processional, 1st Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation Processional, 2nd Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation, Presentaton of Diplomas, 1st Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation, Presentaton of Diplomas, 2nd Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation, Welcome Statements from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation, Distinguished Alumnus, Reginald Glover from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

UAM Graduation, Provost David Ray Honored from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation Recessional, 1st Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


UAM Graduation Recessional, 2nd Session from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Reginald Glover Is UAM’s 50th Distinguished Alumnus

May 10th, 2012 by

To Reginald Glover, the University of Arkansas at Monticello – and Arkansas A&M before it – have always seemed like part of his extended family.

Glover, a retired banking executive, long-time volunteer fund-raiser and all-around booster for the university, is UAM’s 50th Distinguished Alumnus. Glover will be honored during commencement exercises this Friday at Steelman Fieldhouse.

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Drew Central All-School Reunion – Hall of Fame & Distinguished Service Awards – Photos & Videos

May 7th, 2012 by

Drew Central Re-union Opening by John Ray Johnson, Class of ’62 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Distunguished Service Award, Superintendent Earl Willis, by his son, James from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Distunguished Service Award, Evelyn McKeown, Teacher from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Distunguished Service Award, Coach Edgar Spencer from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Hall of Fame Induction, James Willis, Class of ’56 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Hall of Fame Induction, Bobby Pace, Class of ’54 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Drew Central Hall of Fame Induction, Jack Murphy, Class of ’42 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Prairie Community Welcomes Candidates

May 7th, 2012 by

Collector Candidates at the Prairie from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Judge Candidates at the Prairie 1 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Judge Candidates at the Prairie 2 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Sheriff Candidates at the Prairie from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Treasurer Candidates at the Prairie from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

JP District 9 Candidates at the Prairie from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Senate & Representative Candidates at the Prairie from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Holmes Chapel Political Forum – City Council Candidates

May 4th, 2012 by

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Opening Statements from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Imcumbent Accomplishments 1 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Imcumbent Accomplishments 2 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Challengers “What Do You Plan To Do?” from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Tourism & Entertainment from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Burgess Asked About MLive from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Construction Employment & Supplies from Local Sources from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Closing Statements from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.


Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & State Representive Candiates

May 4th, 2012 by

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 1 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 2 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 3 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 4 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 5 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 6 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.

Holmes Chapel City Council Forum – Senate & Representive Candiates 7 from MonticelloLive on Vimeo.
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“Worst City Council Meeting Ever” Video – 4th Most Watched ML Video Ever

May 4th, 2012 by

The “you’re lying – name-calling” city council video from Monday night reached the 1,000 play mark, less than 24 hours of being posted.

It reached the 1,700 play level in less that two days.  The 3rd day produced another 250+ plays. It is expected to break the 2,000 mark mid-morning, Friday

One alderman said that she was “embarrassed that the city has had to go through this.”


One Monticello Life – Thad, Nikki, & Colton Mitchell – 2012 Drew County Farm Family of the Year

May 2nd, 2012 by

“I was born and raised on same property we’re living on now. This 180 acres of land has never been bought or sold, it was homesteaded by my family. It goes back to my Great Great Granddaddy. I’m the 5th generation farming this land.” – Thad Mitchell

Thad and Nikki Mitchell, along with their six year old son, Colton, have settled on the family land to continue with the farming tradition and raise their family. This year, they have been selected as Farm Family of the Year for Drew County.

Thad and Nikki’s farming business largely consists of raising Bermuda grass for hay, along with some Alfalfa, and producing eggs for Tyson Foods.

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Rape Charges Filed Against Local Man

May 1st, 2012 by

A 40 year old Drew County man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a juvenile.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested Michael Walls, Saturday, following the issuance of a warrant, alleging that a juvenile female had been sexually assaulted.

Walls is being held in the Drew County Detention Facility,after his first appearance, Monday, where his bondwas set at $100,000.

 


City Council Votes to Accept Bids for Fire Station & Move Funds for Sadie Johnson Center

May 1st, 2012 by

The City Council voted unanimously to allow Mayor Allen Maxwell to begin advertising for bids for the fire station to be built at the W.C. Whaley lot.

The Council also voted to combine CD’s and budgeted items that have not, or will not be used this year, in order to fund the deficit in the Sadie Johnson Building Fund.

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Fire Dept. Training with Propane Tanks

April 24th, 2012 by

The Monticello Fire Department held a training exercise for extinguishing LP gas fires at the Drew County Fairgrounds, Saturday.

Southern LP Gas Company donated 400 gallons of gas to be burned in the exercise.

At least 5 area fire departments took part in the training session, which practiced extinguishing propane fires on tanks and piping fixtures.


Judge Reverses Warren Schools Termination of Teacher (Monticello Resident), Cleared of Charges

April 23rd, 2012 by

Circuit Judge Sam Pope reversed Warren School Board’s decision to terminate a teacher, Former Warren High School JROTC instructor Col. Robert Avery, saying that the board “was not a fair and impartial tribune in its decision making in this case.”

Col. Robert Avery was charged with first-degree sexual assault in 2009 when a 16 year old female alleged he assaulted her at his residence. Avery was found not guilty by a Drew County jury in October of 2010. His position at Warren High School was terminated.

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