Keeping it running

Maintenance work at East Arkansas Community College continues whether classes are in session or not. Thomas Hare, with the college's maintenance crew, checks the oil in a riding lawnmower that will be used once things dry out. Photo by Alan Smith.

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Downtown to host Spring Fling events Saturday afternoon - The threat of rain on Saturday, May 16, forced the annual Forrest City Community Spring Fling to be postponed until this coming weekend, and organizers are hopeful the weather will cooperate this time around for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon.

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Julian Gilliam - Mr. Julian Gilliam was a successful businessman; a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; a wonderful story-teller; an avid gardener, hiker, and fisherman. He died peacefully at his home in Little Rock on Saturday, May 16, 2015, less than a month shy of his 95th birthday.
Museum board votes to return 1920s dress to donor - The matter of returning a 1920s flapper dress that had apparently been donated to the St. Francis County Museum by a man claiming it belongs to his family was discussed by members of the museum's board this week although no formal action could be taken because the group failed to achieve a quorum for its meeting.
First hearing set for HSD effort to avoid merger with WMemphis - On Monday, June 8, at 10 a.m., First Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Richard Proctor will preside over the first hearing on the Hughes School District's request to stop the Arkansas Board of Education from forcing the district to consolidate with the West Memphis School District.
Thomas says people ages 5 to 95 need help to succeed with healthy lifestyles - Nathaniel Thomas has spent much of his life working to keep fit and help others stay in shape. Now, he's taking his passion for fitness and turning it into a business with Thomas Health and Fitness.