Doing their part

Students who have participated in the Freedom School Program at Forrest City High School this summer are spending their last week doing their part to clean up the classrooms they used and prepare them for incoming teachers. Jamya Green, left, and Justice Murphy, both ninth grade students, take down and fold a wall decoration which hung in one of the classrooms as their classmates sweep and clean other areas of the room. Photo by Caitlyn Sweet

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FC’s general fund dwindling, mayor offers some options - Mayor Larry Bryant presented the Forrest City City Council's Budget Committee with a variety of potential sources of revenue during Tuesday night's called meeting. According to Bryant, the city's general fund account is decreasing significantly with few options in place to restore it.

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Equalization Board to elect officers - The St. Francis County Board of Equalization will meet Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse.