The Forrest City Fire Department recently received a USDA grant for $100,000 for the second year in a row. With this grant, the department purchased new rescue equipment, foam, 12 helmets, 25 pairs of boots, two dryers and a washer, new saws and multiple other pieces of equipment to update the previous equipment, which according to fire department officials, was purchased about 20 years ago, in 1998.
Candidates for mayor of Forrest City met at the St. Francis County Fairgrounds Thursday night to share their vision for Forrest City’s future.
Four of the five candidates participated in a forum, responding to questions posed by a panel.
The nature trail at Forrest City Medical Center has undergone a complete overhaul.
Jason Lansdale, director of therapy services at FCMC, said the upgrades were funded through a partnership with the hospital and the Forrest City Rotary Club.
Forrest City Public Works Director Jason Evansingston said work to rid the city of debris that has littered streets since the June 2 storm is taking place, but moving slowly.
During a regular meeting on Thursday, members of the Delta Regional Airport Authority discussed changes to the bylaws and adding a sign to the island located near the entrance of the facility.
The Forrest City Mustangs are set to play their first game on the new turf field at Sam Smith Stadium on Friday as they open the 2018 football season against Star City.
The majority of the building permits issued by the City of Forrest City in July were for roofing and other projects for residents and businesses still trying to rebuild after the early June storm.
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission met in special session this morning to discuss funding for the Forrest City Downtown Revitalization Committee’s upcoming events.
During their meeting on Aug. 14, commissioners tabled the group’s request for $24,000 to purchase a piece of land for a green space in downtown Forrest City.
Members of the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission on Tuesday discussed decorations for Christmas and a request for downtown revitalization projects.
Palestine-Wheatley School Board members on Monday discussed the new high school building and test scores from the previous year.
Board members also allowed two students to transfer into the district while denying a request from the parent of two other students to attend classes in the PWSD.