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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.

Ding Dong Days

Three intrepid rock-wall climbers show their stuff Saturday at the 2014 Ding Dong Days Fun Day at Memorial Park in Dumas, which offered music, munchies and a lot of other family-oriented activities for everyone. Dumas also held its annual Ding Dong Days parade as part of the annual community celebration. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

UAM sees enrollment decline

The University of Arkansas at Monticello saw its enrollment decline from 3,893 students in September 2013 to 3,854 students as of September 2014, according to numbers provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

The Star City approves operating budget

STAR CITY — The Star City City Council on Monday unanimously approved an operating budget for 2013 that includes $2,2270,677 in anticipated revenue for all city departments and $2,161,730 in total expenses. The income projection is about $100,000 less than last year's figure because Mayor Gene Yarbrough said he wanted to be conservative in the projections in case revenues are down, but he doesn't expect that to be the case.