Board discusses roofing project, computer server

An update on the roofing project at the Forrest City Public Library and the need for a new computer server at the facility were among the issues presented to the FCPL Board by library director Arlisa Harris on Monday.

New markers making graves of veterans easier to identify

Each year, members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2869 and the American Legion Post 4 place American flags at the graves of soldiers on Memorial Day. When the groups make their annual trip next year, it might be a little easier thanks to some special stickers being handed out around town.

Hughes residents ‘insisting’ WM maintain local campuses

On the heels of an order upholding the Arkansas School Board of Education’s decision to involuntarily consolidate the Hughes School District and the West Memphis School District, a letter is being distributed by concerned citizens in Hughes making several demands of their new district, including leaving the campuses in Hughes open so that children will not have to be bused to West Memphis.

Proctor: HSD must merge with W. Memphis

The Hughes School District will be merged with the West Memphis School District as of July 1 after an order from First Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Richard Proctor denied the HSD’s request for a stay.

Summer program celebrates heroes and their stories

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are larger than life and some are everyday people. The Forrest City Public Library will be focusing on heroes, both imaginary and real, during its summer reading program entitled, “Every Hero Has a Story.”

School board rehires coaches, band directors

Personnel issues, including the rehiring of Forrest City School District coaches and band directors, were addressed by Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick and the Forrest City School Board Thursday night.