Shining it upOn Saturday, the block surrounding the St. Francis County Museum will be transformed into the third annual Downtown Art and Music Festival. The event will feature live entertainment, children's games and vendors. Museum curator Dena French works on one of several antique railroad benches that will be spread around the area. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. and will continue through 2 p.m. Photo by Alan Smith.
Enrollment falls in FCSD, WSD; PW up slightly - The trend of declining enrollment in Delta area public schools continues to impact the Forrest City and Wynne school districts while enrollment in the Palestine-Wheatley School District remains steady.
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Downtown Art and Music Festival to be held Saturday - For the third year, the Downtown Art and Music Festival will be providing fun and live entertainment to downtown Forrest City.
Suspect in rape of infant claims civil rights violated - A Forrest City man, freed after spending close to four years in the St. Francis County Jail awaiting trial in the rape of an eight-day-old infant, is now suing the city of Forrest City, St. Francis County, Sheriff Bobby May and former Forrest City Police Department investigator Brian Davis, alleging several violations of his civil rights.
4-H Fishing Derby set for Saturday morning at Sports Complex pond - The annual St. Francis County 4-H Fishing Derby is set for Saturday at the pond at the Forrest City Sports Complex.
Metcalf resigns from FCSBoard - When the Forrest City School Board meets Thursday, they will do so without board member Marvin Metcalf.