The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department saw a drop in property crimes last year over 2014 statistics, but recorded the same amount of violent crime reports.
Anyone wishing to nominate a person or organization in St. Francis County for the 2015 Citizen of the Year award will need to visit the Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce by Thursday.
On Saturday, at Village Creek State Park, more that a dozen people jumped into the chilly waters of Lake Dunn to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas.
Reports of property and violent crimes increased in 2015 over the previous year in Forrest City.
A bullet that ricocheted off a mailbox and into a home on St. Francis County Road 130 near Palestine is causing the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols northwest of that city.
Members of the St. Francis County Election Commission learned Wednesday evening that the county will be asking for a special election this summer.
The City of Colt will celebrate 100 years in April and a community celebration is being planned.
Forrest City School District Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick will be attending a training session at Harvard University in June regarding ways to turn schools around.
Colt Fire Department Chief Jim Haynes is asking for help in watching for people who enter abandoned or unoccupied buildings during this cold snap.
The first business to request St. Francis County Economic Development Tax funds has apparently decided not to locate in Forrest City.