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Finishing games is something Hud Jackson has preached to his football teams since he arrived at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in time for the 2011 season. This fall, Jackson and his staff...
Just 12 months after being picked last in the Great American Conference preseason men’s basketball coaches’ poll, the same group has overwhelmingly tabbed the University of Arkansas at Monticello to...
As senior high athletes, none of Monticello’s football players had ever got the better of Warren before last Friday. They still haven’t. The defending Class 4A state champion and 4A, District 8...
In any sport, how a team starts a game is only surpassed by how it ends the same contest. Lessons about that are sometimes painful, as Drew Central discovered Friday at Fordyce’s Paul “Bear” Bryant...
Billie Boosters set annual barbecue The 2019 annual barbecue chicken lunch, sponsored by the Monticello High School Billie Football Boosters, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the First...
The average hunter spends years learning to spot game and properly identify animals and birds in the field. It can be critical to make a positive identification on ducks, geese and other waterfowl—or...
“Unreal.” One word was all it took for University of Arkansas at Monticello head football coach Hud Jackson to sum up his feelings after a back-and-forth 46-45 victory over then-No. 24 Arkansas Tech...
It was an “up” week for Monticello. The 3-3 Billies have lost, won, lost, won, lost—and now won again. Head coach Marty Davis said he is hopeful that roller coaster stays steady for a while....
Coaches everywhere say there’s no such thing as “moral victories.” A team either wins or it loses. After the last five years, though, Drew Central head coach Rob Cox admitted the separation between...
Saturday, both Monticello and Drew Central cross country runners competed on historic ground. The 53 local athletes who ran in the Jordan Murphy Memorial Cross Country Meet at the Arkansas Post...
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Jeff Crow will be stepping down effective Feb. 28, 2018. Crow made the announcement Tuesday afternoon during a staff meeting. He has been the...
The first opportunity for hunters to go after deer with a modern rifle this fall will take place with the early hunt for antlerless deer on private lands. The special season will open on Saturday,...
Most college coaches—the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Hud Jackson included—are fond of wearing out the old cliche, “On any given Saturday, … .” The majority of them are talking about their...
New local soccer league forming The Southeast Arkansas Futbol Club will debut in October at the Monticello Sports Complex soccer fields. The club is affiliated with the Arkansas State Soccer...
In this time of state and county fairs, Monticello has one request: Stop the roller coaster, the Billies would like to get off. Their up-and-down struggles continued Friday night with a 16-6 loss to...
By the time Caleb Clair gets to the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3, the Monticello senior will have experienced just about every race situation. That should bode well for the...
Sometimes, it just happens “that” way. A team will play  game where its opponent can seemingly do no wrong. For Drew Central, “that” contest was Friday night. Unfortunately, the opponent was arch-...
In anticipation of the hunting/fishing pictures that annually begin showing up about this time, readers are reminded the Advance-Monticellonian will be more than happy to publish any and all game...
Spending time outdoors is usually best when the temperatures are pleasant, which means two seasons in Arkansas. The balmy days of fall are perfect, as are the first warm weeks after a long winter....

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