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Monticello, Siemens apparently headed to court

While the city of Monticello and Siemens Industry Inc. were attempting to resolve a dispute over a $10 million water project, Siemens filed a lawsuit against the city demanding that it allow the company to proceed with the water meter installation and water line replacement project.

Warren man sentenced for adult abuse

A Bradley County man has been sentenced to five years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, with three years suspended, on one count of adult abuse and one count of criminal use of property, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Monday.

Gibson says he’s going to ‘shine a light’ on Siemens issues

On Oct. 11, 2013, the city of Monticello entered into a $10 million contract with Siemens Industry Inc. to upgrade the city’s water system with new water meters and replace aging water lines. A year and $7 million later, the city has hired an attorney to determine whether the transaction complies with applicable law and, if so, is the company fulfilling its obligations under the contract.

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Farm Bill to be discussed at Stuttgart meeting

STUTTGART — The National Agricultural Law Center will conduct a workshop 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Stuttgart during which they will discuss what the farm bill may mean for local farm operations, crop insurance and other legal issues for row crop producers.