Since the Supreme Court’s June ruling that same-sex marriages are legal in America, the reaction has been mixed among the general public and elected officials.
While there were no contested races that developed at the end of the school board filing period at noon today, both the Forrest City and Palestine-Wheatley school boards will have a new look in September.
While a few petitions have been picked up by potential candidates in this year’s school election, St. Francis County Clerk Emily Holley said this morning that none have been returned.
A USDA report shows that cotton acreage in Arkansas has reached an all-time low, but that grain sorghum acres have tripled. That trend extends to St. Francis County according to SFC Extension Agent Mitch Crow.
As of midnight last night, the Hughes School District has been consolidated into the West Memphis School District after the Arkansas Supreme Court again denied a request for an expedited hearing on the matter.
Today is the last official day of the 2014-15 school year, and the Hughes School District is hoping that it is not the last day for their hometown school district.
Candidates who would like to run for a seat on either the Forrest City School Board or the Palestine-Wheatley School Board can officially throw their hat into the ring starting tomorrow morning at the St. Francis County Courthouse.
The Hughes School District consolidation appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court may still be heard, but a formal order from the court this week has denied the district’s initial request to delay the Arkansas State Board of Education’s decision.
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission voted in a phone poll this morning to send the leader of the local economic development program to the Arkansas Manufacturing Summit next month.
A Colt man who is reportedly a former police officer was arrested this week by the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department for stopping a vehicle Friday night in the Big Eddie Hill area.