Seuss celebrationMany area students returned to school today after the winter storm that has kept them home this week, including those attending Central Elementary School. The students were planning to celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America this week, but the events have been postponed until next week. Monday will feature hat day, students are encouraged to wear crazy socks on Tuesday, wear red, black and white for the Cat in the Hat on Wednesday and dress as a Dr. Seuss character on Thursday. Pajama day was held today as scheduled, but will also be held next Friday as well. Several kindergarten students pose with an inflatable birthday cake this morning to say "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!" The students, front row from left,are: Laney Guzman, Daviun Harris, Demoris Drake and Dalilah Boyd; and back row, Tianna Lee and Madison Jones. Photo by Alan Smith.
Board narrows superintendent search to three - Members of the Forrest City School Board met in a special called meeting Thursday evening to review the 10 applications received for the superintendent’s position in the Forrest City School District.
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Wright, Murdock agree private option vote best for residents of Arkansas - State representatives Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, and Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, each said they are happy to see the fiscal session coming to an end and the 2014 debate over private option in the Legislature’s rearview mirror.
Daylight Saving begins Sunday; check batteries - Daylight Saving Time is coming on Sunday, and Forrest City Fire Chief Johnny Ruffin reminds residents to take the opportunity to inspect smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
ASP announces two promotions - Arkansas State Police Corporal Don Johnson, 46, of Lewisville, was recently promoted to post supervisor in the Highway Patrol Division at ASP Troop D, headquartered in Forrest City.
Travelers share stories of being stuck on I-40 - The Larry S. Bryant Multi-purpose and Wellness Center was packed on Wednesday, and while there were a few local people inside, most of those there were not planning to visit the center.