This year’s summer break has a few weeks left, but students will soon be headed back to classes to begin the 2015-16 school year.
The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church’s property has been buzzing with activity ahead of the inaugural summer school classes of KIPP Forrest City College Preparatory School.
Increases in the property values of approximately 170 St. Francis County residents will be reflected in notices from the St. Francis County Board of Equalization and the county’s reappraisal company, Delta Mass Appraisal Services (DMAS), Inc.
Half of the estimated cost to repair Second Street in Madison will be provided through an emergency grant from the East Arkansas Planning and Development District (EAPDD).
Across-the-board cuts in state library aid funds will hit the Forrest City Public Library hard as the facility will have roughly a fourth of the funds they currently receive removed in 2016.
The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) fired a former St. Francis County Sheriff’s Deputy and Palestine Police Department officer on Friday for excessive force.
The hiring of a new deputy superintendent, the purchasing of three new buses and the news that the Forrest City School District is accredited were highlights during the brief regular meeting of the Forrest City School Board Thursday night.
St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May has battled with metal thieves and scrapyard owners who do not follow the law for many years, during which he has been very vocal about the problem.
The 2016 budget process in St. Francis County continued Tuesday with a meeting of the Quorum Court’s budget committee. The group unanimously approved the possible transfers of up to $100,000 from the jail maintenance fund and the Interstate 40 interdictory force. They also agreed to ask elected officials to present their budgets in an effort to avoid a deficit of about $160,000.
Since the Supreme Court’s June ruling that same-sex marriages are legal in America, the reaction has been mixed among the general public and elected officials.