A late night storm Wednesday left over 700 Forrest City residents without electricity for several hours and caused a fire at a local public housing complex.
The Forrest City Civic Center Commission reached an agreement with D&R Catering on a contract that will keep D&R as the in-house caterer at the facility for the next five years.
An August trial date has been set for Gordon Randall Gwathney, 46, in Lee County Circuit Court.
Members of the St. Francis County Indigent Care Board approved more than $28,000 in bills to be paid to Forrest City Medical Center during a meeting held Wednesday at FCMC.
The explosion which claimed the life of a Heth man on Monday may have been caused by an acetylene torch, according to St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May.
A Forrest City man facing a rape charge from Palestine is back in custody at the St. Francis County Jail after a week on the run following a furlough.