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.
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.
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.
Planning for the fifth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner has begun.
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.
Surpluses in solid waste funds in Caldwell, Colt and Widener prompted the mayors of these cities to ask their citizens to allow the funds to be use for general purposes.
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.
Last month, firefighters on the B shift at the Forrest City Fire Department found themselves bringing a Palestine woman back to life in their own driveway.
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.
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.