Massingill tours Readiness Training program at FCJHS

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.

Water Commission questions purchase by utility’s manager

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.

Colorado dog trainer arrested for theft for refusing to return local diabetic alert dog

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.