County Judge gives update on Courthouse tower repairs

County Judge gives update on Courthouse tower repairs

Eight of the nine members of the Bradley County Quorum were present Tuesday, June 21 for the monthly Court meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Marilyn Johnson with the Bradley County Medical Center reported on work ongoing to make the BCMC safer, particularly on the southern end of the facility near the…

No new leads in the case of missing Banks woman

No new leads in the case of missing Banks woman

According to Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney, there has been no findings so far in regards to missing Banks resident Martha Bradford, who was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday, June 15, 2022 after leaving her home on foot in the Blue Springs community near Banks. McKinney informed the Bradley County Quorum Court…

UAM announces Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for Spring 2022 semester

UAM announces Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for Spring 2022 semester

MONTICELLO, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 259 students to the Dean’s List and 188 students to the Chancellor’s List for the spring 2022 semester, according to Keith Chambliss, UAM’s registrar. Selection to the Dean’s List requires a student to earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on at least 12…

Banks woman reported missing

Banks woman reported missing

Missing person Martha Bradford wast seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 after leaving her home on foot in the Blue Springs community near Banks (Bradley 11 North). Bradford was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and jeans or shorts. If contact is made, please contact the Bradley County Sheriffs Office at 870-226-3491.

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

The 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Pageants were held Saturday evening, June 4 at the Heritage Community Center to crown a new Miss Pink Tomato, as well as a number of other titles including Petite Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, and Teen Miss Pink Tomato. Seventeen year-old Kaiden Hale of Monticello was crowned the 2022 Miss…

Local basketball teams wins championships recently

Local basketball teams wins championships recently

The Fifty-Six Lakers were crowned the 11th grade Gold division champions of The Insider Exposure Memorial Day Tournament held in Monroe, Louisiana May 28-30, 2022. The Neaux Limit Lakers took the 12th grade Silver division championship as well. This local team includes players from Warren, Hermitage, Monticello and Rison. Top photo: The Fifty -Six Lakers…

2022 Little Miss Pink Tomato competition set for Saturday, June 11

2022 Little Miss Pink Tomato competition set for Saturday, June 11

The 2022 Little Miss Pink Tomato competition will be held on Saturday, June 11th during the 66th Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. The popular Little Miss pageant began in 1959 and will be crowning the 62nd Little Miss Pink Tomato during the Pink Tomato Festival in June. The reigning Little Miss Pink Tomato is Mya…

Narcan training held for local officials

Narcan training held for local officials

Jacob Smith, Section Chief for the Substance Misuse Branch at the Arkansas Department of Health conducted training Tuesday, May 17 on what Narcan is, how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to administer. This was a grant opportunity that provided Narcan kits to law enforcement and firemen in Bradley County.  The Warren Police Department,…

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

The FBI has received numerous reports of predators posing as children on social media to coerce minors into sending sexual videos of themselves and then extorting money from these underage victims. The FBI Little Rock Field Office has noted an alarming uptick in these schemes targeting children in areas around El Dorado, Magnolia, and Monticello,…

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

The Bradley County Cooperative Extension service, in partnership with the Calhoun and Dallas County Extension Services, will host The Great Outdoors Youth Day May 7, 2022 at the Bradley County Park in Warren. The event is for all youth ages five to fourteen years old. Parents are also encouraged to attend. 9:00 a.m. – Registration…

House fire in Banks leaves one family in need, donations requested

House fire in Banks leaves one family in need, donations requested

According to Banks town officials, the Banks Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire during the storms Tuesday evening. “The home was a total loss.” The residents were able to escape the blaze, but lost everything. They are requesting assistance from the community to help the family get back on their feet. Items needed…

Cool temperatures to greet Bradley County Saturday morning

Cool temperatures to greet Bradley County Saturday morning

Bradley County is expected to experience a late burst of cool temperatures Saturday morning, with lows forecast to be around 36 degrees. Northern Arkansas will see some areas fall to or below freezing. In southern Arkansas, the weather is supposed to once again warm Saturday throughout the day, with sunny skies and a high near…

Stephanie Bigham announces candidacy for Bradley County Assessor

Stephanie Bigham announces candidacy for Bradley County Assessor

Stephanie Bigham would like to announce her candidacy for Bradley County Assessor. As a life long South Arkansas resident, Bigham graduated from Woodlawn High School and began her career working locally. She is currently employed in the Bradley County Assessor’s office where she has served as Deputy Assessor and Real Estate Clerk for the past…

The Eagle Democrat to stop publication March 30

The Eagle Democrat to stop publication March 30

WARREN, Ark. – The Eagle Democrat, Warren’s hard-copy newspaper, will cease publication next Wednesday, March 30, 2022 according to an article published in today’s March 23 edition. The closing will bring to an end one of the oldest businesses in Bradley County. Published since 1885, The Eagle Democrat has served the community of Warren and…

Upwards of four to six inches of rain expected in South Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday

Upwards of four to six inches of rain expected in South Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday

WARREN, Ark. – Multiple South Arkansas counties, including Bradley, Cleveland, Drew, Lincoln, and Calhoun, are currently under a flood watch from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon as the potential for excessive rainfall is in the forecast. According to the National Weather Service, most of Bradley, Cleveland, and Calhoun Counties could receive between three to four…