Replacing the lineEmployees with the Forrest City Water Utility are working to replace an old service line on Bray Street. Edward Jimmerson, a FCWU worker, uses a track hoe to dig down to the line. Photo by Alan Smith.
Council committee agrees to investigate employee allegations - The Forrest City City Council's budget committee agreed Tuesday to open an investigation into allegations that several employees in the city's public works department may not have received payment that was due under the 2014 budget.
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Housing Authority taking measures to increase occupancy - The members of the Forrest City Housing Authority Board met Tuesday and were told by Executive Director Janet Duncan that she is developing a plan to reduce the number of housing units in an effort to comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's occupancy requirements.
WPD to release report on altercation at WHS - A police report on the incident at Wynne High School last week may be available later today according to Mayor Bob Stacy.
Child support amnesty day - The St. Francis County Circuit Court is offering an amnesty day on Thursday for people who have outstanding child support debt warrants.
Resurfacing begins on city streets; more work to continue in October - The 0.625 percent sales tax passed by Forrest City voters last fall is beginning to pay benefits with resurfacing work on several city streets under way along with the addition of a new fire truck for the Forrest City Fire Department.