Morning fatalityA Forrest City woman was killed in a head-on collision this morning on Hwy. 70, just west of Madison. According to officials with Arkansas State Police Troop D, Susan Kersey, 25, of Forrest City, who worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, was traveling west in a Nissan Altima when the vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Zachary Billingsley, 27, of Forrest City. Kersey died at the scene, and Billingsley was airlifted to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Billingsley was in fair condition this morning. Troopers were still investigating the accident as of press time. In the photo above, EMTs Terry Cox, left, and Hesh Allen react to the accident as emergency personnel continue working at the scene. Photo by Kendall Owens.
County budget without deficit approved by QCourt committee - For several months, justices on the St. Francis County Quorum Court Budget Committee and other elected officials have been working to reduce a projected deficit of about $300,000 in the county general fund.
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Professional services for city need approval - Forrest City City Council members adopted an ordinance Tuesday that will require council approval of all professional services sought by the city.
Women enjoy night of food, fun, laughter at 2015 Expo - This year’s installment of the Forrest City Medical Center’s Women’s Expo provided a night of fun, food, shopping and laughter at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center on Tuesday as women packed the facility to enjoy a night designed specifically for them.
EAEC seminar to help area residents growing and processing food products - On Thursday, the East Arkansas Enterprise Community will hold a seminar designed to assist area residents interested in processing locally-grown food products.
ASBA replacement policy to be used to replace Metcalf on board - Thursday's meeting of the Forrest City School Board will see members considering the resignation letter submitted by board member Marvin Metcalf.