“There are a number of issues, and waiting to read them until it’s time to vote can slow down the process for everyone.” – Sandra Wright, SFC Election Coordinator
The refinancing of bonds belonging to the Forrest City School District was finalized Wednesday night during a special called meeting of the board.
An ordinance to enact a one-half cent county-wide sales tax to raise funds for industrial development — namely a parking lot expansion at Core-Mark in Forrest City which would use $125,000 of the tax money collected— failed during a meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday evening.
During a regular meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday, justices voted to adopt two ordinances, one accepting a budget for 2017 and another to restore funds to the St. Francis County Indigent Care Board.
Students at Forrest City High School will soon be receiving another opportunity to find success in college through The College Initiative — a Memphis-based organization working to help students in the Delta gain access to college educations.
On Thursday, Forrest City Medical Center will hold a celebration of breast cancer survivors in the hospital’s main lobby. The event is in conjunction with the FCMC Auxiliary’s ornament fundraiser, which is held throughout October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Forrest City School District Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick clarified information about Act 1120 of the Arkansas Code, which requires school board review of certain salary increases, before school board members voted to approve a resolution in compliance with the law which lists salary increases for a number of district employees.
The Forrest City Mustang Band will host its 20th annual Forrest City Invitational Marching Contest Saturday at Sam Smith Stadium, beginning at noon.
Two seats on the Forrest City School Board have been determined after a pair of runoff elections held Tuesday.
Marcus Freeman, owner of M and M Catering, the in-house caterer for the Forrest City Civic Center, addressed members of the Forrest City Civic Center Commission during a regular meeting on Tuesday, detailing certain difficulties he is facing. In response to Freeman’s concerns, commissioners voted to have him turn in his $500 monthly fee at commission meetings in order to give him more time to meet the obligations set forth in his catering contract.