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The Forrest City Sports Complex splash pad on Monday afternoon was the site of a small family reunion. From left, Willie Murphy Jr., Emahri Murphy, Jayla Burnette, Jaishun Thomas and Jaliyah Ware share a family hug under a bucket dumping water on them. Photo by Alan Smith.

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SFC County Judge to no longer perform marriages for anyone - Since the Supreme Court’s June ruling that same-sex marriages are legal in America, the reaction has been mixed among the general public and elected officials.

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FC School Board to have two new members - While there were no contested races that developed at the end of the school board filing period at noon today, both the Forrest City and Palestine-Wheatley school boards will have a new look in September.
Towns records podcasts for Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission - Forrest City native Stuart Towns, president of the St. Francis County Historical Society, recently recorded three podcasts for the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
Police investigate Sunday shooting at local nightclub - The Forrest City Police Department is investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that sent two men to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis.
Man jailed on rape charge - A Forrest City man is being held in the St. Francis County Jail on more than $150,000 bond after his arrest in a May rape in the Dawson Homes apartment complex.