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High temperatures make the splash pad at the Forrest City Sports Complex the place to be. Ty’Tianna Mosley, 10, Samiya Bogard, 8, and Brianna Mosby, 6, huddle together as one of the suspended water buckets overfills and pours water on them. Photo by Caleb Talley

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Commission considers making changes to polling locations - The St. Francis County Election Commission convened Wednesday evening to discuss making possible adjustments to polling sites in an effort to smooth the voting process and shorten wait times for voters in the coming election season, with both September school board elections and the general election in November approaching.

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BOP reopening UNICOR at its Forrest City facility - Members of the community relations board received an update on the state of affairs at the Federal Correctional Institution in Forrest City during the quarterly board meeting Wednesday. The update, given by Warden C.V. Rivera, included plans to reopen prison furniture factories, a need for additional health-related employees and a recent lockdown at the facility.
‘Active shooter’ report at military base was false alarm - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm.