Session update

Rep. Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, speaks with the men of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening, during the group’s last meeting before taking a break for summer. Wright updated the group on the current legislative fiscal session. Photo by Caitlyn Sweet

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Lawmakers agree on budget with minor modifications - The Arkansas House and Senate approved legislation on Wednesday, setting the $5.3 billion state budget for the next fiscal year and prompting an expected conclusion to the 2016 fiscal session.

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Police seek suspect in shooting of horse - Officers from the Forrest City Police Department were called to Jarratt Stables on Newcastle Road Wednesday morning in response to a call that a horse had been shot.
New T-H office hour start Friday - Beginning this week, the Times-Herald newspaper office, located at 222 N. Izard, will begin operating on new office hours.
High school band concerts tonight - The Forrest City High School Band program will hold its annual spring concert in the junior high school auditorium this evening for ninth through 12th grades.
Council divided over call to inspect new fire substation - In a continued effort to inspect the quality of work on the fire department substation project, the Forrest City City Council took a second vote to decide whether or not to seek an independent inspector during their Tuesday night meeting.