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Sunday Crash Send Both Drivers to DMH – Edited

April 21st, 2013 by

zs ztAround 1 pm, the driver of a southbound Pontiac GTO was attempting to turn east, from HWY 425 onto HAY 278, when turned in from of a Volkswagen Passat , which was northbound.

SEEMS transported both driver to Drew Memorial Hospital.

Monticello Police worked the accident. 

Reliable Towing and C&L Wrecker removed the vehicles.


Sarah Beth Pippen – One Monticello Life

April 21st, 2013 by

Sara Beth, from a prior recitalAs the Monticello community met for the annual Easter Community Service recently, many familiar faces were present.

There was a new face, who was introduced as a part of the program, to sing “How Great Thou Art”, before the message.

Sarah Beth Pippen, the worship leader at Immanuel Baptist Church,  then led the room into worship, as she followed with a strong, spirit-filled rendition of the old, familiar hymn.

MLive recently spoke with Sarah Beth, as a part of our One Monticello Life series.

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Krawfish for Kids – Photos

April 21st, 2013 by

Monticello Native, Rob Shrock, In Concert April 19

April 15th, 2013 by

The SEARK Concert Association is presenting a special concert performance by Monticello’s own Rob Shrock, April 19, at 7 pm.

Rob spoke to MLive and is excited to be returning to Monticello. He is looking forward to performing for his friends and classmates again.

Rob has led an exciting musical career, since graduating from MHS, including performing and recording with legends of the industry.

He is best known for his associations with Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick, as well as his work on the 72nd Academy Awards show.

The concert will be held at the UAM fine arts center. Tickets are available by calling 460-1060


Major Water Leak at City Hall – Repaired

April 10th, 2013 by

Around 2 pm Tuesday, a 12 inch water main leak at City Hall (Church Street) closed the street and drew a crowd of spectators.

No vehicles were damaged, and no one was injured as water started bubbling, then tolling from under the street in 4-5 different places.

City crews had the water service retored by around 5 pm, and filled the holes with rock by 6pm.


Old West Bros. Building on S. Main Street Removal Underway

April 8th, 2013 by

South Main Street was closed for several hours, Sunday, for the removal of the old West Bros. building, between the railroad track and the Town Square. 

The building had been purchased by the owner of LA Graphics, and has gradually been emptied, the roof and interior removed; ending now with the razing of the structure.


More Downtown “Spring Cleaning”

April 8th, 2013 by

Another old building, was recently taken down by it’s property owner.

The building, located at the south end of Bailey Street was removed by Bud Bulloch.  Bulloch told MLive that the area will be used for parking area, for awhile; although he wasn’t sure what the future use of the property located west of the Ridgeway Apt. would be.

The demolition of the structure caused the wall of an adjacent building to collapse.  Bulloch also owns that building, and reported that it was vacant at the time, and no notable damage was done to any contents of the structure.


2 More Downtown Structures Demolished

April 8th, 2013 by

Two other downtown area structures were cleaned up by their property owner, last week.

Two tin covered structures, adjoining Baker’s Supply, that had been there for decades, were taken down. 

Baker didn’t announce any specific plans for the property..  One building was on Edwards street, across from the Ridgeway, the other was “lean’to”, added onto the former Prestige Furniture building, at 300 E. Gaines. St.


Next in Line for Property Removal…..

April 8th, 2013 by

The former home of Prestige Furniture, located at 300 E. Gaines, and is also slated for possible removal.

Anyone interested in removing the structure, in exchange for salvaging the material (including the brick from several decades ago) should contact Baker’s Supply at 367-8676.


Minor Fire at City Drug

April 5th, 2013 by

Around 8 pm Thursday night, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of smoke at City Drug, on E. Gaines Street.

Due to their quick response, only a box in the storage area was damaged.

Nikki Hood, co-owner of City Drug told MLive how much she appreciated the quick response of the local fire and police depts, and added that City Drug will open at 8 am, as usual, with breakfast and all services in full operation.

 


Berryman Awarded Policeman Of The Year

April 5th, 2013 by

The Monticello Police Department awarded Patrolman Kyle Berryman, Policeman of the Year.  The Monticello Lions Club presented Kyle $100 at their meeting, Thursday.

Police Chief Eddie Deaton and Capt Carlos Garcia selected Patrolman Kyle Berryman for this prestigious award. They said various criteria was the basis for the award and Kyle’s achievements for the past 12 months far exceeded everyone else.

Kyle has been a Monticello policeman 4 years.  He is married to the former Amber Nixon, a registered nurse. They have two children, ages 8 and 4. Shown in picture are Amber and Kyle Berryman, Lions Club President Don Hogue, Police Capt Carlos Garcia and Chief Eddie Deaton.


Local Business Celebrates 30th Anniversary

April 3rd, 2013 by

Carolyn & Bob Barnes purchased a small business from Larry & Beverly Lobitz on April 1, 1983.

Gift of Love Bookstore was located at that time in the building next to Piggly Wiggly. In that same area was Bob Barnes Barber Shop, in the old Coco Cola Bottling building, owned by Billy Ralph Hunter.

The Barnes moved both business in November 1989, to their present location 608 W. Bolling Street, next to Rogers Men Store.

Mrs. Carolyn told MLive, “We have had many wonderful people who worked for us. My husband Bob has been been my greatest employee, sharing barbering and working in the store. He has been barbering for 46 years.

Gift of Love Bible Bookstore carries a variety of Christian materials. Bible, Books, Music, Soundtracks, Church Supplies, Box cards, Small Gifts, T-Shirts. They also do special orders.


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