Many area nonprofit organizations were awarded grants through the St. Francis County Community Foundation Wednesday during the annual grants and scholarships program.
Spring is in full swing, which means it is time for the annual Spring Fling event sponsored by the FCA United group, with funding support through the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission.
As the current school year winds to a close, preparations for students starting classes in the fall are gearing up with the annual Forrest City School District pre-kindergarten/kindergarten roundup scheduled for Tuesday.
Nearly $200,000 has been returned to St. Francis County in state turn-back funds through the office of John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands.
This year’s National Day of Prayer is Thursday, and both the St. Francis County Courthouse and Palestine City Hall are planning morning events.
When the 2015-16 school year begins in August, Lincoln Middle Academy of Excellence may be converted into a sixth grade academy if the Arkansas Department of Education approves the plan.
Athletic coaches and band directors in the Forrest City School District are being offered standard 190-day contracts for the 2015-16 school year, which differ from previous contracts for the employees that ranged from 208 to 235 days.
Classrooms at Forrest City High School will have a new camera system complete with microphones after a unanimous vote of the Forrest City School Board Wednesday night.
Martin Smith, with Ecological Design Group, Inc., in Wynne, spoke to the Forrest City Revitalization Project, Inc., Board on Wednesday about their efforts to improve the downtown area. The meeting was held in the Learning Resource Center at East Arkansas Community College.
The Hughes School District is appealing the Arkansas State Board of Education’s decision earlier this month to consolidate the district into the West Memphis School District.