Flooding continues today along the L’Anguille and St. Francis rivers, but according to St. Francis County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Shane Dallas, water levels are holding steady and may be dropping in some areas.
A former officer with the Forrest City Police Department who was fired in late 2014 over a picture posted on social media is suing the department and the city for more than $2.5 million. The photo shows the officer in uniform with a convicted felon who was in possession of a handgun.
The Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for its annual banquet and seeking nominations for the 2015 Citizen of the Year from the public.
On New Year’s Day at least three reports of damage from bullets were made with Forrest City police officers.
Tonight many residents of St. Francis County will join people across the county in celebrating the last few hours of 2015 and welcoming in 2016. For those who plan to have alcohol as part of their celebration, the Forrest City Police Department and the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department will be offering courtesy rides for people who do not have a designated driver.
Christmas for about 700 children in St. Francis County was made brighter through the SFC Elves, Inc., annual toy drive and distribution.
As 2015 draws to an end, St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes says he believes the groundwork has been laid for good things to happen locally in 2016.
On April 16, 2016, the City of Colt will celebrate 100 years, and Mayor Randy Hefner told members of the city council on Tuesday night that a celebration is being planned.
Madison’s 2016 proposed budgets were unanimously approved by members of the city council this week.
The Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays will have area students and teachers out of classes for several days to celebrate.