Spectacular Fourth

Fireworks light up the skies over St. Francis County Saturday night with events in Forrest City and Colt. In the top photo, fireworks explode over the Forrest City Sports Complex during the second annual FCA United Fireworks Festival. On the left, residents in Colt enjoy the city’s second Fireworks on the Fourth event that included games, food, fun and fireworks. On the right, Sara Grace Hooker, of Colt, has fun with a sparkler during the Colt event. More photos can be found on Pages 5 and 10 of today’s Times-Herald. Photos by Kendall Owens and Alan Smith.

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