The turf work at Sam Smith Stadium is getting closer to completion. A worker with United Track and Turf places the yard markers on the field this morning. Numbers and hash marks are also being installed on the field today. The Mustangs are scheduled to open the season at home on Friday, Aug. 24.

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Filing for some city seats ends Friday at noon - The filing period for people seeking office in several smaller cities in St. Francis County is nearing its end.

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FC School Board meets this evening - The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m., this evening, in the library on the junior high campus.
Registration continues at EACC - Regular registration for the fall semester at East Arkansas Community College is continuing through Friday. Classes at the college begin Monday, Aug. 20.
Palestine Council requiring all addresses to be properly displayed - Members of the Palestine City Council this week stressed the importance of residents and businesses having their addresses properly displayed for emergency purposes. During a meeting Tuesday, members of the council adopted an ordinance requiring all houses and businesses in the city to have a visible 911 address.
Man charged in murder, free on bond - A man arrested for murder this past weekend has been released from jail. According to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, Hosea Metcalf, 53, 2038 Williams, Forrest City, was released about 1 p.m., Tuesday. His bond had been set at $25,000.