Honoring KingThe Forrest City Education Association hosted a program Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Johnnie Toney, above, president of the St. Francis County Retired Teacher’s Association, delivers a reading remembering King. In the photo at right, Marquis Cooper, a Marianna native, now a high school counselor in Little Rock, spoke on the importance of instilling values of equality and respect in the next generation in order to continue King’s dream for a peaceful world. Photos by Caitlyn Sweet
Coroner: $64,000 needed to support office operations - During the second special called meeting of the Quorum Court budget committee in as many weeks, justices on Tuesday agreed to recommended a budget increase of $3,500 for the St. Francis County Coroner’s office – bringing the office’s total budget to $10,501— in response to a previous request from newly-elected coroner Stanley Hurst and his chief deputy, Effie Clay.
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MLK speaker: ‘Equal rights, equal respect’ are necessary - The Forrest City Education Association hosted a program in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at Beth Salem Baptist Church on Monday.
Lottery sales in SFC increase despite statewide decline - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery finished 2016 with strong revenue numbers in St. Francis County. Despite total revenue dropping statewide compared with totals a year ago, sales in the county increased considerably from 2015.
Big Creek Bancshares, Inc., officially takes over FCBank - Big Creek Bancshares, Inc., of Moro, has officially acquired Forrest City Financial Corporation, the parent company of Forrest City Bank, N.A., according to a press released issued today.
FC City Council meeting at city hall - The Forrest City City Council will meet in regular session at 6 this evening at city hall.