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“Chris Was Stabbing Him, & I Was Pushing Him Out of the Truck” – 2 of 3 Saline County Youths Plead Guilty & Sentenced

July 9th, 2012 by

Two of the three Saline County youths charged with the attempted capital murder of a Lacey man, aggravated robbery, theft of property, and theft by receiving, entered Guilty pleas, Friday, in Drew County Circuit Court.

One received a 25 year sentence, followed by a 15 year suspended sentence, and the other earned a 10 year sentence, followed by 10 more, suspended.

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Friday Night Jam Session on the Square

July 9th, 2012 by


Girl Scout Troop Service Project

July 8th, 2012 by
The Girl Scout Troops of the Monticello Ridge Service Unit collected items for gift bags for children in Drew Memorial Hospital.

Items such as books, small toys, coloring books and crayons and puzzels were placed in the bags. Girl Scout Troop 1170, on behalf of the Service Unit presented the bags to Hospital auxiliary member Stella Judkins to be taken to the hospital.


Finally, Rain

July 8th, 2012 by

Thunderstorms moved across Monticello, this morning, bringing with it rain, and hopes of more rain.

There wasn’t enough rain to make a big difference in the recent hot, dry spell, but it did bring some welcome relief to local residents.

There’s a 50% chance of rain for the rest of the day, and a 60% chance on Monday & Tuesday.


4th Fire in 3 Days Near Lacey

July 7th, 2012 by

Around 4:30, Friday, a 4th woods fire was reported in southern Drew County, this one on HWY 172.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission responded with 2 fire plows.  Local fire depts. responding included Lacey-Ladelle, Greenhill, and Valley.  The fire was contained within a couple of hours, and damage was limited to approximately 3-4 acres.

Lightning caused a fire on HWY 133, Sunday.  There were two fires near Lacey-New Hope Road, Thursday, one burning 75 acres.  The cause of Friday’s fire is unknow, but Sheriff Mark Gober commented, “this one wasn’t started by lightning.”

Our appreciation goes out to all of the firefighters who go out into the heat and smoke, to protect the property and lives of the residents of Drew County.

Thank You.


Happy Birthday

July 7th, 2012 by

Jaxon Rawls will be celebrating his fourth birthday on July 7.

He is the son of Jeff and Jamie Rawls and the big brother of Ace Rawls. Jaxon is the grandson of David & Cindy Rawls and Jim & Julie West all of Monticello. He is the great-grandson of Katherleen Rawls and J.D. & Sandra West of Monticello, the late Curly Rawls, the late Lucy Brown and the late J.B. Smith all of Monticello and the late Betty Travis of Warren.


75 Acre Fire near Lacey and The Valley Contained – Friday Update

July 6th, 2012 by

An estimated 75 acres of forest land were burned in a wild fire, Thursday afternoon.

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Woods Fire Caused by Lightning

July 4th, 2012 by

 

Around 6 pm, following a good thunderstorm in the area, a woods fire was reported near HWY 133, south of Lacey.

Lacey-Ladelle and Valley Fire Depts. responded with trucks and firefighters, and extinguished the blaze, estimated to be around one acre, which is believed to have started by a lightning strike to a White Oak.


A Message from Second Baptist Church

July 4th, 2012 by

Second Baptist Church wants to remind people that God said ” If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land. ” (II Chronicles 7:14)

We also want to encourage people to pray for the healing of our land, here in Monticello all across this great country of ours. This includes praying for the heat and drought we are currently experiencing, that God would grant us some relief!

 


Tuesday Wrecks

July 4th, 2012 by

There were 2 different wrecks Tuesday night, both sending vehicles into the nearby wooded areas.

Around 9 pm, an Infinity lost control on Firing Range Road, near Price Lumber.  The driver fled the scene, but a cold beverage was reportedly seen rolling around the floorboard, as the vehicle was removed from the scene.  DCSO worked the scene, Reliable Towing pulled the vehicle out of the trees.
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Around 10 pm DCSO, along with the Fire and Rescue Squad, responded the report of a Ford 4-door pick-up that had rolledover on Old Warren Road.  The 2 pasengers were extricated from the truck, and transported to Drew Memorial Hospital by MASI.


Drew County 4-Her’s Attend Delta District 4-H O’Rama

July 3rd, 2012 by

(L-R) Girls: Bree Lanthrip (Green hat), Haley Kissell (Brown hat), Brianna White (Purple shirt), Jennifer Sneed (Green Shirt). (L-R) Boys: Robbie Kissell (brown shirt), Matthew Spencer (green shirt), Jacob Henson (White Shirt)

Drew County 4-Hers attended the Delta District 4-H O’Rama on June 21st at the East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas.

The Delta District O’Rama is a Regional 4-H event that is held in June every year where 4-Hers from the ages of 9 to 19, from 25 counties in the Delta District, come together to compete in a wide range of events. Read the rest of this entry »


Maxwell Hardwood to Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary with Upcoming Renovations

July 3rd, 2012 by

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring recently made a strategic decision to make a large capital investment in the company.

Over the course of the next several months, the company will be installing a new optimizing rip system along with rebuilding their yard. “We are really excited about this new proven technology as we prepare for increased market presence in the future”, remarked Tommy Maxwell, President and CEO.

The company is celebrating 20 years in business this year.


Special Business Edition – Local Growth

July 3rd, 2012 by

With last week being a “slow news week”, MLive had the opportunity to follow up on some of the recent business growth, expansion, and movement around Monticello.

Over the next few days, MLive will spotlight local business success stories.  Although some start-ups have fallen by the wayside, Monticello still provides an environment where local merchants and service providers can succeed.


Bryant Chiropractic Moves Downtown

July 2nd, 2012 by

Bryant Chiropractic has moved their office back to Main St, next to the Courthouse.

Dr. Wendell Bryant established the office in 1966, and Dr. Mark Bryant joined in 1988, 24 years ago.

They opened the Main St location in the early 90’s, stayed there till 2007, and have moved back this year.  The Trotter St. building was the original office built by Dr. Wendell, but it was too small, so they returned to the Main St office.

Bryant Chiropractic has added a new phone line; 367-BONE (or 2663)  now that’s easy to remember.

 

 


One-of-a Kind Painting Presented to the Museum

July 2nd, 2012 by

Recently, Michael Pomeroy of Clarksville, TN, a former Drew County resident, and Dan Coston of Fayetteville, also a native Monticellonian, worked together to create a one-of- a kind painting, which the Museum has been fortunate to receive. Pomeroy’s dad, Ed, who recently passed away, and he had a couple of old photos of the Monticello POW Chapel that was once located near the present-day fairgrounds.

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Grill Fire Destroys Shelton St. Home

July 2nd, 2012 by

An East Shelton St residence was destroyed by fire, just before 7 pm, Sunday eventing.

The fire is believed to have started from a charcoal b-b-q- grill on the front porch.

The family was home at the time of the fire, and sources tole MLive that the man heard something “banging around” on the porch.  When he opened the door, the fire was blazing, across the porch, and right at the front door.

MFD and MPD responded. but the blaze had already entered the bottom of the trailer structure.


SEEMS Expands Ambulance Service to Fordyce

July 2nd, 2012 by

Fordyce residents are now served by a new ambulance service.

SouthEast Emergency Medical Services, know to most Monticello residents as SEEMS, began serving all of Dallas County.

Lyle Welch, owner of SEEMS told MLive, that they are duplicating the service they provide to Drew County, in Fordyce.


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