University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM) was awarded a $225,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s (ADHE) Workforce Initiative Act Regional Workforce Grant Program on July 7. This award will benefit the UAM-CTM Heavy Equipment program…

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Farmers and ranchers who sell their bounty at roadside stands and farmers markets could find it easier to obtain crop insurance or file a claim with recent updates to the Federal Crop Insurance Program’s Common Crop Insurance Policy.

Sarah Sabbatini, Dyslexia interventionist and library media teacher for Portland Elementary School’s first through fifth grades, is one of 13 educators who are named 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Mainline Health Systems has announced the addition of a women’s health clinic at its Monticello location to serve Drew County and surrounding areas with limited access to medical providers that specialize in care for women.

Mayor Joe Dan Yee congratulates Chief Bob Graham as the new chief of police for Lake Village. Chief Graham graduated from University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1985, immediately starting his career in law enforcement. He joined Lake Village Police Department in 1990, serving as a criminal …

Alex Foundation hosted its annual architecture + design summer camp July 11-15 at McGehee Depot Museum. Now in its 10th year, the free summer camp offered eight rising seventh grade girls from Dermott, Dumas, and McGehee a chance to experience immersive learning and gain skills in multiple p…

On Sunday, June 26, a grocery store was re-opened in Eudora. The Sunflower Grocery stored closed on Jan. 6, 2020. The community was declared a food desert with no immediate access to groceries as well as fruits and vegetables. The residents of Eudora had to drive at least 20 miles to neighbo…

Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with the Chicot County Farm Service Agency (FSA) before the applicable deadline.

Plants at the home of Elizabeth Scrivner on Lake Village’s Lakeside Street enjoy a dapple of shade with their sun this week as temperatures climb after a brief cool spell.

Henry Augustus Park, also known as the Luna Street Park in Lake Village, is where the community gathered for the city’s 2022 Juneteenth celebration, held this year on Saturday, June 18.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of a Draft Compatibility Determination for utility Right-of-ways within Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge for public review and comment. 

Around 2:45 p.m. Monday, Arkansas State Police responded to an accident involving an 18-wheeler and another vehicle that resulted in the deaths of five people, as well as injuries to five others.

Three students from Chicot County were elected to offices at Arkansas Boys State 2022, a summer leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion.

Harper Vaughn and Piper Dunigan offer cools drinks to the community on a hot, summer afternoon yesterday. The two friends were raising money they intended to donate to help a local couple on their in vitro fertilization journey.

Chicot County residents cast their ballots in the preferential primary, non-partisan judicial, and local school board races Tuesday. While many positions will not be determined until the general election in November, judicial and school board seats were filled and the field of candidates for…

Local students were nominated to represent their community and school at Arkansas Boys State 2022, an immersive leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s annual Most Crop Per Drop irrigation yield contest is now open to Arkansas rice, soybean and corn producers, and for the first time, includes two rice competition categories. With $95,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, this year’s…

Now is the time to change an unsafe practice. Beginning Monday, May 23, law enforcement will have patrols across Arkansas watching closely for motorists not using their seat belts. The stepped-up enforcement operation will continue through June 5 as part of the U.S. Department of Transportat…

Over 200 family, friends, students, educators, administrators, and elected officials were on hand May 4 for the ground breaking ceremony of the Dr. Marian G. Lacey K-8 Academy in Little Rock. The new school is named in honor of the late Dr. Marian Glover Lacey, born and raised in Dermott and…

County Judge Mack Ball Jr. told the members of the quorum court and others who had gathered, “This is a historic day for us. This is the most progressive thing for any county in this area in a long time.”

To recognize those who went above and beyond to promote tourism during the pandemic, Arkansas Delta Byways is presenting its first-ever Innovation Awards for 2020-21. Winners received their awards during a traveling awards ceremony during Arkansas Tourism Week.

Over 200 family, friends, students, educators, administrators, and elected officials were on hand Wednesday, May 4 for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Dr. Marian G. Lacey K-8 Academy in Little Rock. The new school is named in honor of the late Dr. Marian Glover Lacey, born and raised in D…

Last Thursday, Lakeside Middle School had its second Literacy Day of the 2021-2022 school year. Each student received a free Scholastic AR book with their progress report. The books were purchased through a GEAR-UP Grant provided by the principal, Dr. Vera Wright. The event lasted from 3:30 …

Area high schools are preparing once again for annual graduation ceremonies. Lakeside High School (shown above) will hold commencement at 7 p.m. May 16 while Dermott High School will begin the service at 6 p.m. May 19.

The Arkansas Black Mayors Association, in partnership with NCRS, submitted infrastructure projects to be funded. 

University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) will host a tree dedication and educational program on Thursday, April 28, in observance of Arbor Day.

Families and players gather at the ball fields in Lake Village Monday afternoon for the start of a new season with opening ceremonies kicking off the fun and competition.

The only thing people are breaking out the shotguns for may be turkey, but that doesn’t mean Arkansas Game and Fish staff aren’t hard at work laying the groundwork for next year’s duck season on public hunting areas and waterfowl rest areas. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson Monday released key findings and recommendations of a state broadband report from consultant, Broadband Development Group (BDG). BDG, hired in October of last year, conducted a six-month, state-wide study to develop a comprehensive master plan for addressing the digit…

When it comes to protecting the state’s waterways, Arkansas farmers are uniquely qualified to lead efforts in water quality management. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering a new leadership training program for farmers, farm advisors, and crop consultants to …

Most Americans are familiar with the traditions of the Easter holiday, such as dyeing eggs and filling baskets. But how do people in other countries celebrate this holiday?

The gubernatorial preferential primary election and school board election is coming up, and the deadline to register to vote for that is April 24.

As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) stresses the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Arkansas growers intend to plant significantly more cotton and soybean acres in 2022, while greatly reducing corn acreage, according to the 2022 Prospective Plantings report released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes along nationwide roadways. Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage drivers to put down their phones while driving.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $2,660,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the Arkansas State Library (ASL); $2.4 million of the funds were set aside for direct aid to public libraries.