Teachers urged to apply for $500 SIMS grant

School budgets can limit things like special projects that can increase a student’s interest in science, but the Arkansas Community Foundation’s Science Initiative for Middle Schools, or SIMS, program can give a financial boost to teachers.

Pharmacy offers safe way to dispose of unwanted drugs

The proper disposal of expired and unused drugs is not always easy. Throwing them away can put them into the wrong hands. Flushing them down toilet gets unwanted chemicals into water treatment plants. Just keeping them can allow curious children to take them thinking they are candy.

FCSB resolution opposes charter schools

Members of the Forrest City School Board officially opposed the location of any charter school within the district’s boundaries during a called meeting Wednesday at the junior high school.

Justices begin work on 2015 budget for SFC

Members of the St. Francis County Quorum Court’s Budget Committee were given the proposed 2015 budget by county judge Gary Hughes during the group’s first meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Church suspect found bleeding on MLK

A Hughes man accused of burglarizing a church on Whitaker Street was arrested while walking down Martin Luther King Drive, bleeding from several cuts that police believe came from breaking windows to access the building.