Loading up on sandThe weekend winter storm left a sheet of ice across the area and kept area road crews busy spreading sand on roadways. According to officials with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, crews worked around the clock Friday and Saturday in an effort to keep roads clear. Officials with Arkansas State Police Troop D said there were 58 interstate accidents in the eight-county troop with 17 injuries, but no fatalities. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Weather causes several accidents; minor local issues - Last week’s icy weather may have left a chill in the air, but it didn’t cause many major travel issues across St. Francis County.
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Few electrical outages reported - The weekend ice storm caused some minor electrical outages in the area, but none of the major problems that were predicted late last week.
Delta Regional Authority awarding grant to STRIVE - The STRIVE Institute of Technology will receive a $175,000 grant tomorrow to help renovate its future home in Marianna.
More heating issues at FCHS - Outages in heating units at Forrest City High School caused some shuffling of students from their normal classrooms this morning.
SFC Museum hosting Christmas open house - Dena French, curator of the St. Francis County Museum, invites the public to attend the facility’s annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m.