Chicot County head-on kills two drivers
Two McGehee drivers were killed about 3:23 p.m. Friday when their vehicles collided on U.S. 165 in Dermott (Chicot County). According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Kiarra L. Jordan, 28, was driving a 2009 model Nissan south on the highway, and Fenton M. Dunn, 56, was driving a 2019 Nissan Frontier north.
Making History in Bronze
Susan Holley Williams was born and raised in Dumas, Arkansas, where she gained an appreciation for small town life. From a very young age Susan excelled in the arts. She received a bachelor’s degree in Housing & Interior Design from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Art was still her greatest passion, which led her to pursue a certification to teach art through the Arkansas Department of Education. While teaching art for the Little Rock School District, she also managed her own interior design business. Susan was hired as one of two designers to decorate former President Bill Clinton’s personal office in the foundation building.
Stuttgart basketball swept by Dumas Tuesday night
Stuttgart basketball hosted Dumas’ senior varsity teams in nonconference basketball action on Tuesday night inside the Birdcage. Both Bobcats teams picked up wins over the Birds. Coach Gloria Slater’s Lady Bobcats won 51-29 while Coach Larry Harris’ senior boys won 66-56. Dumas Lady Bobcats 51 – Stuttgart...
Church News Dec. 1
MNEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH at Moscow will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. Stanley R. Blair Sr. and Tina Blair, at 2 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Howard, pastor of Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church of Pine Bluff. Guests will also include the Rev. Leon Hicks, pastor of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church at Deberry, Texas. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Gillett Coon Supper: A Blend of Culinary Quirk and Political Ritual in Arkansas
For over seven decades, the small town of Gillett, Arkansas, has played host to one of the state's most distinctive events: the Gillett Coon Supper. This annual gathering transcends a mere community meal, standing as a culinary and political institution that marks the unofficial commencement of Arkansas's political campaign season. With its roots stretching back to the 1930s, what started as a celebration of raccoon hunts has matured into a vital social and fundraising event, steeped in local history and civic engagement.
Arkansas High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Lincoln County Today - December 2
If you live in Lincoln County, Arkansas and like to stay on top of all the local high school basketball action, you've come to the right place. Below, we offer all the details you need for how to watch the games today. Follow high school basketball this season on the...
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Gillett as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Gould, Arkansas: A Small Town with a Resilient Spirit and Rich History
Gould, Arkansas, established in 1896, epitomizes the pioneering spirit of its early settlers. Positioned in eastern Lincoln County, this venerable town began as a railroad city named after financier Jay Gould. Its early days featured a humble village that grew to include schools, a bank, and a commitment to education and information, exemplified by a public library founded in the 1940s. Despite the challenges of the Great Depression and later, the Civil Rights Movement, Gould's residents demonstrated unwavering resilience, with the Gould Special School District fully integrating in 1967.
Riverside Venue Back in Action
Rosedale has a new place to eat lunch and dinner. Wet Wingz & Thingz at The Blue Levee opened its doors on November 15 at the former Catfish Cabin on the River at the intersection of Highways 8 and Highway 1. The building’s owner, Sean Johnson is happy to be involved in the project.
Dumas' Picklefest: A Celebration of Pickles and Community Spirit
Every year, the vibrant town of Dumas pays homage to its agricultural roots with the eagerly anticipated Picklefest, a festival that celebrates not only the art of pickle production but also the strong community bonds within the town. Set to take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, this year's Picklefest promises a day brimming with family fun and the tangy taste of tradition from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Job Alert: Hiring events, openings in non-profit sector, higher ed, more
DATES & TIMES: November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8 | 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The brand new Arby’s in Monticello is hiring management positions. Same Day Pay-Work today, get paid today!. Employee Discounts. Competitive Pay. Welcoming, FUN environment. Resume-building training. Flexible Schedules. Referral Bonuses...
Reddies Roll Boll Weevils in GAC Home Opener, 90-59
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - With HSU coming into the contest with 99 all-time victories over its former AIC-rival, Henderson State defeated Arkansas-Monticello for its 100th win in the series, 90-59, extending the HSU winning streak over UAM to five games. The 31-point thumping is HSU's largest margin of victory over the Boll Weevils in GAC history.
A&P Commission pays for Christmas lights; discusses next step for Event Center
The Monticello Advertising and Promotions Commission held its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 27, in the conference room at the Hampton Inn. Commissioners present were Shannon Herman, Kim Patel, Andy Patel, and Mike Wigley. Also present were the A&P Commission’s Administrative Assistant, Ryan Copico, and Event Center Planning Committee member, Ron Echols.
The Cotton Belt Route: Weaving Grady into the Fabric of Southern History
Grady, a town woven into the fabric of the South's history, owes much of its development to the iconic Cotton Belt Route. Officially named the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, this vital transportation network operated from 1891 to 1992, connecting the agrarian South to broader markets. It was the visionary effort led by James W. Paramore and the St. Louis Cotton Compress Company that laid the tracks for progress, initially as the Texas and St. Louis Railway in 1879. By 1881, the railway had reached Waco, Texas, and by 1932 it became part of the Southern Pacific system, stretching its influence from the East to the Pacific Coast.
King, Shopher To Wed Dec. 30 at Wilson's Ridge
David and Aundi Shopher, and Davy and Kim Kaye King, are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children Christina Cheyenne Shopher and Grant Russell King. Christie is a 2020 graduate of McGehee High School and is currently enrolled in the nursing program at UAM and a prospective May 2024 graduate. She will graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Christie is currently employed at Delta Health Services in Dumas. Christie is a member of First Baptist Church in McGehee. She is the daughter of David and Aundi Shopher of McGehee. She is the granddaughter of Bill Schwartz of Harrison She is also the granddaughter of the late Vincent and Gloria Troia, the late Donald Shopher, and the late Anna Schwartz. Grant is a 2018 graduate of Rison High School and a 2022 graduate of UAM with a Bachelor's of Science in biology and chemistry. Grant is currently enrolled at Harding University School of Pharmacy. He is a prospective December 2024 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He is currently employed at Medic Sav-on Drug Pharmacy in Searcy. Grant is a member of Rison Baptist Church. Grant is the son of Davy and Kim Kaye King of Rison. He is the grandson of Larry and DeAnna King of Rison, Bruce and Kay Brown of Pansy, and the late Wanda Clay. Grant and Christie will exchange vows on December 30, 2023 at 3 p.m., at Wilson's Ridge in Monticello. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple will make their home in Rison.
Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Waterfowl Report from Nov. 22: Waterfowl season moves into second weekend
Arkansas’s first segment of its 60-day waterfowl season runs for nine days, and by sunset on Sunday, Nov. 26, the hunting will be done. With the exception of one day allocated for the Special Youth Hunt on Saturday, Dec. 2, the waterfowl in Arkansas will get a 12-day respite from hunters.
Local Monticello Man Dies in Dermott Shooting, Investigation Ongoing
A 36-year-old man from Monticello died from a gunshot wound. The incident happened during a dispute inside a South Knox Street residence in Dermott on Thursday, November 23, 2023. The Dermott Police Department found the victim, Michael Carter, in the house's front doorway.
Use Your Academic Discount Before Graduation
One of the many benefits to being a student at the U of A is receiving an academic discount at both Tech Store locations on campus. With our two locations and a variety of devices, accessories and gadgets, students can purchase tech at a discounted rate. Apple products are discounted...
The Haunting Echoes of Collins: A Town Wrapped in Ghostly Lore
The quaint town of Collins is shrouded in a haunted history that tantalizes the curious with its eerie legends and spectral sightings. Among these, the infamous 'Collins Ghost' looms large, a chilling narrative woven into the fabric of local lore. Beyond this singular specter, Collins is haunted by a host of spirits tied to its landmarks, like the tragic Eva Howe, whose 1888 murder led to the town's first lynching. Ghost tours recount harrowing tales, alluding to paranormal experiences that hint at the town's darker history.
UAM hosting ballet troupe
Ballet Magnificat! will present Most Incredible Christmas at 5 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center. Ballet Magnificat! has been described as the Top Christian Ballet Troupe in the World. They usually perform in megachurches, but Monticello is on the way home from one of their tours of the southern United States, according to a news release.