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Bridge Maintenance to Close Highway 159 over Boeuf River

Bridge maintenance to the Highway 159 Bridge over the Boeuf River requires temporary highway closure near Pickens. Weather permitting; ARDOT crews will close Highway 159 between Highways 65 and 138 from Monday, July 11 throughThursday, July 21. Message boards and signs will guide drivers through the available detour. Eastbound travelers...
PICKENS, AR
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Thompson Selected to the 2022 Natural State Baseball All-Arkansas Team

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The 2022 Natural State Baseball All-Arkansas Collegiate Team was announced this past week and Weevils Baseball’s very own Cade Thompson was selected as the second baseman for this year. Thompson is one of 5 players from the Great American Conference to appear on this year’s team, and is the only GAC selection outside of rival Southern Arkansas University.
MONTICELLO, AR

Hamburg Area Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Month Goes To Morgan & Co

The Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Morgan & Co. on being voted July’s Business of the Month!. Owner, Brittany Outlaw, started nurturing her talents as a hair stylist right out of high school in 2007. Brittany said she always aspired to be a business owner and have her own salon. Over the years, she worked in other salons and built her clientele. In 2019, Brittany made her dream a reality when she purchased a building in Hamburg. With a lot of hard work, she and her family transformed the building into the sleek, fashionable salon that is today. When asked what her vision was for her salon, Brittany said, “I wanted to create a space that everyone felt welcome and comfortable in so they could come in and get pampered and then leave feeling good about themselves.“ Brittany expressed her desire to be a support system for other women so it only seemed natural to provide them with an opportunity to grown their own business as well. For this reason, Morgan & Co. has other chairs available that are occupied by other stylists.
HAMBURG, AR

Message From Simmons Bank Nationwide area code dialing coming

Beginning July 15, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requiring many areas of the country to dial the area code for local calls. Get ready by adding the area code of your local Simmons Bank Financial Center to your stored contacts. Or be sure to include the area code of your local Simmons Bank Financial Center when placing a call. Search for your nearest location now.
POLITICS

Public Notice From Drew Memorial Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shrum is transitioning his practice to Mainline Health Systems, Inc.!. Patients desiring to transfer their care to Dr. Shrum at Mainline Health Women’s Clinic, or to another provider, are required to complete a medical record release NO LATER than July 29th, 2022.
DREW COUNTY, AR

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission set to kick off Independence Day Weekend with Unity in the Community Event to Promote Kingian Principles of Nonviolence

ITTLE ROCK-The mission of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, is to promote and preserve the life and legacy of Dr. King in our state; and to promote the principles of nonviolence and equality among all citizens.  Our community outreach projects are designed to promote education, an appreciation for history, and to encourage youth to engage in positive leadership development and roles within their communities.
ARKANSAS STATE

Arkansas Center for Forest Business has Tall Forest Story to Tell

Fast facts- • Trees Are Vital to Bradley County Economy. Warren, Arkansas — The Arkansas Center for Forest Business has built a database full of Arkansas forest facts. The newly created center wants to share their statistics with economic decision makers and civic groups. This week Dr. Matthew Pelkki, Director of the ACFB, Dr. Sagar Chhetri, postdoctoral economist and Ana Gutierrez, research associate with the Center appeared before the Bradley County Economic Development Office at the invitation of BCEDC chairperson Bob Moore. The trio presented with collective information and hard numbers regarding forest and forest industry economic contributions in Bradley County and then answered question from the group. The presentation provided data that support what many already know – the value of the wood industry to Bradley County is inescapable.
WARREN, AR

City Of Monticello Arkansas Workers Wednesday Features Dispatcher Tiara Austin

This week’s highlight is Dispatcher Tiarra Austin!. Tiarra is a lifelong resident of Monticello! She worked as a field sergeant for the Arkansas Department of Corrections for three years before becoming a dispatcher with the Arkansas State Police. This is Tiarra’s first week as a dispatcher for the Monticello Police Department. Tiarra’s favorite part of her job is being able to help people in the community. When she isn’t working, you can find her sleeping or spending time outside with her dogs.
MONTICELLO, AR

BCMC Names Huitt CEO After Interim Stint

Bradley County Medical Center announced Friday that it has removed the interim label from Leslie Huitt’s title as she officially takes over the role of Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. A native of Hermitage, Ark., Huitt has been operating as the Interim CEO along with fulfilling Chief Financial...
HERMITAGE, AR

UAM Cattle Breeding Program and donation

College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources. • High-quality donation stimulates UAM breeding program. • Cattle for revenue to sustain the beef breeding program. MONTICELLO, Arkansas — The cattle herd at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is getting an upgrade, receiving more than two dozen hand-picked Beefmaster cows and calves donated by James and Mary Ann Skelton of Springdale.
MONTICELLO, AR

Dumas Arkansas Police Department Investigating Tuesday Shooting Leaves One Dead On S Oak St

Dumas Arkansas Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in the block of 200 S Oak St that leaves one person dead and an investigation still ongoing. Upon officers arrival, a male was laying on the ground unresponsive. Officers began CPR. The victim a 24 year old B/M of Dumas Arkansas was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
DUMAS, AR