FC School Board rejects pay increases for tech. department

The Forrest City School Board rejected a proposed increase in the salary schedule for classified employees who are technology specialists and technicians after a recommendation from district superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick during Tuesday’s meeting of the FCSB.

Water Commission discusses bill policy

In what could have been the last meeting of the Forrest City Water Utility Commission, the majority of the members voted to table most of the issues before them and scheduled a called meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, and the next regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, Nov. 17.

County reporting increase in tax collection

Tax collections for both personal taxes and real estate taxes saw increases of about $200,000 for 2013, according to figures provided by St. Francis County Chief Deputy Collector Georgia Barnes.

SFC Circuit Clerk issues warning on scam

Representatives of a company in California have been contacting local residents, offering them the opportunity to pay for current grant deeds and a property assessment profile, but St. Francis County Circuit Clerk Bette Green said that same information can be obtained under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act just by visiting the courthouse.

New company plant to request incentive funds

St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes told Quorum Court justices Tuesday that AMT E-Waste Solutions will be the first company to apply for the county’s incentive tax funding, which was approved by voters in 2013.

Board updated on ArLA Conference

Arlisa Harris, director of the Forrest City Public Library, updated the facility’s board on the recent Arkansas Library Association Conference held earlier this month.

Mayoral candidates talk issues

Three of the four men vying for the mayoral seat in Forrest City participated in a candidate forum Monday night at the Forrest City Civic Center.