Special shadesSpecial shades: The highly-anticipated solar eclipse will be visible in St. Francis County beginning at 11:50 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 21. Maximum coverage in this region will start at 1:21 p.m., allowing area residents to see 91 percent of the sun covered by the moon. Though the eclipse will be a historic spectacle, it could also prove to be dangerous for the health of one's eyes. Viewers are urged to use protective eclipse lenses. Local optometrist Dr. Martha Gore, of Lifetime Vision Center, displays a pair of certified solar eclipse lenses. Photo by Caleb Talley
SFC residents to see first total solar eclipse in nearly a century - On Monday, Aug. 21, sky gazers from Oregon to South Carolina will have the opportunity to witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in nearly a century.
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Willie Murdock hired by ADHE - Former Lee County School District Superintendent Willie Murdock is headed for a job with the state Department of Higher Education, after a legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on the department's plan to hire her as the director of the Career Pathways program. Murdock's hiring did, however, raise questions from lawmakers in the panel.
FC School Board to meet tonight - The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the library on the junior high campus.