Principal supports ALSForrest City High School Principal Osceola Hicks reacts as he is doused with icy cold water Friday afternoon. Members of the FCHS Class of 2015 gathered on the practice field after school Friday to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together. Hicks volunteered to participate as well. Photo by Fred Conley.
Thea Winston selected as Boyer Fellow at UA-Fayetteville - Forrest City native Thea Winston, a freshman at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been selected as the 2014 Boyer Fellow in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the latest student to be aided by the fellowship that was established in 1999.
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Building permits reported for August - Building permits for August in Forrest City were down close to $30,000 in comparison to August last year, but remain ahead of the pace for the year at $2,778,443.
Public meetings set for Tuesday - The Forrest City City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at city hall.
Pair of PW schools placed on lockdown after teenagers found walking on campus - Two of the three Palestine-Wheatley campuses were locked down briefly Thursday as a precaution after two people were spotted walking across the high school campus.
Putt takes over as new postmaster in Forrest City - The Forrest City Post Office is under new leadership with the announcement of John Putt as the new postmaster.