A man who escaped from a Dallas County jail around midnight Saturday was captured in Drew County on Monday morning shortly after 11 a.m. He was observed getting into a vehicle at an automated teller machine near a store across from the Drew County Road Department on U.S. 278 E.
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STUTTGART — Just after 8 a.m. on Thursday a fire alarm went off at Rich N Tone Duck Calls. Someone called in the fire between 8:10 and 8:15 a.m., according to Stuttgart Fire Department (SFD) Chief Billy Burns.
Four political science students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello participated in the annual conference of the Southern Political Science Association at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6-9.
Clinton Young, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has published a new book of Spanish historical studies titled “Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930.”
The Arkansas Soybean Association will host its annual business session and seminar Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Grand Prairie Center at Stuttgart.
The Arkansas Parole Board on Wednesday turned down applications from four inmates from Southeast Arkansas who wanted the governor to commute their sentences.
The Arkansas National Guard announced Monday that they will close two readiness centers, including one at Monticello, by the end of 2017.
Special agents of the Arkansas State Police are continuing their investigation into the shooting deaths of two people in Monticello on Sunday.
The Corner Store recently donated $25,000 to The Baptist Home for Children in Monticello. Marty Walter, a Monticello store manager, presented the check Nov. 24 to Baptist Home employees Randy Luper and Curt Crook. The Corner Store is one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, a spokesman said. The donation was part of the proceeds from the annual Country Run 5K fun run held in 10 cities. The Baptist Home is a ministry of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes,) a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Details: abchomes.org (Special to The Commercial)
Three students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee received scholarships by the 2014 practical nursing graduating class. Awards were through the student organization of the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association. Participants, from left, were Priscilla Cessor of McGehee, a member of the 2014 graduating class; scholarship recipients April Jones of Lake Village, Dana Hilliard of Lake Village, Rolanda Merritt of Greenville, Mississippi; 2014 graduate Katie Wilkerson of McGehee, and registered nurse Kim Ray, ALPNA sponsor. (Special to The Commercial)