Update on fundraisingThe Forrest City City Council on Tuesday agreed to start advertising for bids on a city aquatic center, more than three years after voters approved the bond referendum to build swimming and therapy pools and a running track. Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium president Dr. Stuart Towns, left, and vice president Cedric Williams, update the council on fundraising efforts for the project. Photo by Caleb Talley
Council agrees to open bid process for aquatic center - The Forrest City City Council agreed on Tuesday to start the bidding process for the city's aquatic center. The city will seek bids for an eight-lane, a six-lane and a therapy pool, according to Mayor Larry Bryant, effective immediately.
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