Ralph Pipkin, in his first official meeting as a member of the Forrest City Water Utility Commission, was elected as the new chairman of the group on a split vote Monday night.
On Monday Chris Massingill, the Federal Co-Chairman for the Delta Regional Authority, paid a visit to the Arkansas Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program being held through Saturday, Aug. 2, at Forrest City Junior High School.
Members of the Forrest City Water Commission on Monday questioned a purchase by FCWU Manager Calvin Murdock regarding a part for repairs. The debate centered on whether or not the manager is allowed to make purchases over his spending limit without commission approval if there is an emergency.
A lot of agencies in the Delta are designed to help the elderly, provide heath care services and to educate the public on how to live a healthy life. To help better serve the public, a multitude of these organizations have formed the Health Education Consortium.
Members of the St. Francis County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners heard an update from Executive Director Gary Chapman at their meeting Thursday evening.
An 11-year-old girl from Colt is without her diabetic alert dog because the animal’s trainer is claiming it had been abused. The girl’s family and St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May deny the allegations, and the trainer has been arrested in her home state of Colorado on a charge of theft of property, a Class C felony, on a warrant issued through SFC Circuit Court.
Forrest City has been selected by KIPP: Delta Public Schools for its newest open-enrollment charter school.
Thieves who hit the Forrest City Water Utility’s Waste Water Treatment Plant over the weekend used one of the utility’s backhoes as an aid to steal some equipment from the facility.
The Forrest City School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to hire Aqua Stovall as the new deputy superintendent for the district. Stovall was selected over three other applicants.
The Forrest City School Board mulled several changes to the district’s licensed Personnel Policy Committee Thursday night.