The Drew County Sheriff’s Office has made one arrest and expect more in the (alleged) failed ambush of a 20-year-old Warren man who reportedly was set up by a 17-year-old Monticello girl. The incident is said to have occurred on Old Warren Road in Drew County during the late night hours of December 1 when Josh Smith says he met the 17-year-old girl who reportedly set the man up to be ambushed by two young … Continued
Southeast Arkansas attorney Tim Leonard and his son Payne Leonard, dressed as the iconic Ralphie from A Christmas Story, parade around the Hamburg town square Tuesday evening in the traditional Little Red Wagon Parade prior to the annual Hamburg Christmas Parade.
The law license of a former judge and attorney practicing law in Southeast Arkansas has been suspended for three years. A Supreme Court panel on professional conduct suspended Kenneth Harper’s license for 36 months and ordered him to pay restitution totaling more than $5,000 to five clients he effectively abandoned. Fountain Hill Client In July 2012, a Fountain Hill man hired Harper to file a lawsuit on his behalf against an individual who failed to … Continued
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division has denied a Lake Village alcohol retailer’s request to change managers for the sale of beer off premises but approved a similar request for another. The division denied the application from Tobacco Superstore 54 in Lake Village because the applicant did not qualify to hold a permit, and local officials objected. The objection of local officials was based on an investigation that determined the applicant was not qualified to hold … Continued
The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 42-34 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday at home.
The Monticello Billies dropped to 0-2 in non-conference play Friday night when the Magnolia Panthers gained the 17-13 win, their first win since October 2011. Monticello seemed to have the running game going its way behind Omar Simpson in the first quarter of play, but after a fumble that was recovered by Magnolia with 3:04 left in the quarter, the Panthers began their march down field. After a sustained drive, Magnolia scored the first touchdown of … Continued
Two weeks after a Dumas soybean farmer’s yields were verified to be the first in Arkansas to break the 100-bushel-per-acre barrier, a McGehee farming family has shattered the mark with 107.63 bushels per acre.
McGehee 18 – Dumas 14 Star City 35 – Camden HG 0 Magnolia 17 – Monticello 13 Fordyce 20 – Crossett 8 Camden Fairview 58 – Hamburg 21 Malvern 50 – Lake Village 0 Palestine Wheatley 44 – Drew Central 0 Parkers Chapel 54 – Hermitage 8 Junction City 40 – Rison 24 Dewitt 36- Walnut Ridge 6 Pulaski Academy 42 – Warren 30
Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Drew and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas are among the 26 counties in Arkansas under burn bans as of September 13. The wildfire danger is high in all counties in the southern third of the state and moderate elsewhere.