First week

First week: Students at the new ABC Preschool at Lincoln are wrapping up their first week of real school today. Four-year-olds in Bekah Williams's Pre-K class learn about the days of the week this morning during carpet time, including "stay home days" like Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Caleb Talley

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FC School Board agrees to renew Hardrick’s contract - Members of the Forrest City School Board voted to renew the contract of district superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick for another three years during a board meeting Thursday evening.

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