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 Workers with the Forrest City Water Department began focusing on a water leak along Garland Avenue, in front of the fire department, this morning. In the photo above, Water Department employees Lee Smith, left, and Timothy Love observe the geyser while formulating a plan of action. Photo by Caleb Talley

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