Honoring King

On each state and national holiday, area residents can expect to find an American flag around nearly every corner in downtown Forrest City. The flags, which are placed throughout the downtown area by members of the Lions Club, run alongside the St. Francis County Courthouse on Monday, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Photo by Caleb Talley

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Giving Tree Grants support local nonprofit organizations - Nonprofit organizations in St. Francis County can go to arcf.org through Feb. 15 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through the St. Francis County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation.
FC man facing charges in North Little Rock incident - A Forrest City man is facing charges of burglary, third-degree domestic battery and refusal to submit to arrest after allegedly assaulting a woman last week in North Little Rock.
Justices to meet on coroner’s funding - The St. Francis County Quorum Court’s budget committee is scheduled to convene at 5 this evening to continue discussion of a budget for the county coroner’s office.