TrottingThe weather has taken a 180-degree turn from where things were last week, and many are enjoying the break from winter precipitation. At Roberts Racing, Jose Cespedes takes advantage of the warmer temperatures to work with the horses. Cespedes takes Fun Flower for a trot this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.
Bryant: Residents can help city find, repair roads, lights - Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant is asking residents to help with the city’s street department’s efforts to repair streets damaged by winter weather and issues with street lights across the city.
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Officials keeping close watch on rivers for possible flooding - As the weather changes from winter to spring, so to does the threat of flooding as melting ice and snow to the north begins to impact rivers in Arkansas.
Library’s ceiling damaged by recent winter storm - The Forrest City Public Library can be added to the list of facilities that were inconvenienced or damaged by the last round of winter weather.
Phone system being replaced - Area residents needing to contact the St. Francis County Sheriff's Department will need to call 911, even for non-emergency calls, for the next few days.
PW officials told to vacate bus shop facility in Wheatley - The Palestine-Wheatley School District has agreed to vacate property owned by the City of Wheatley that was being used as the district's bus shop, but only after receiving a letter from the Wheatley City Marshal threatening to cite the district for failure to vacate.