For a good causeThe 2015 edition of the annual Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics Arkansas will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at Village Creek State Park. Waylon Brown, left, and Joey Astin, both with Special Olympics, look over the registration form for the event. Proceeds from the plunge help athletes like Brown compete. Photo by Alan Smith.
Plungers prepare to take chilly dip for a good cause - The beach at Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park will again be the site of the annual Polar Plunge® to benefit the Special Olympics Arkansas. This year's event is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, with registration beginning at 11 a.m., followed by the actual plunge at noon.
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Building permits exceed $3 million in Forrest City for past year - Building permits reported in November and December were enough to push the totals for this past year above the $3 million mark, but not enough to eclipse the more than $12 million recorded the previous year.
Mayor says city can use W. Broadway site - The Forrest City City Council has tentatively approved the purchase of the former Ridout Lumber Company property on West Broadway, near its intersection with Ellis Avenue.
Jurors reminded to return paperwork - St. Francis County Circuit Clerk Bette Green urges people who have received juror summons to return the completed questionnaires ahead of the Monday, Feb. 9, deadline.
Council committee meeting this evening - The Forrest City City Council’s personnel committee and finance committee will meet this evening in separate meetings at city hall.