Grace, May say merging schools good for future

During the quarterly meeting of the East Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees, members heard from Dr. Coy Grace, EACC president, on the results of legislation that would have merged EACC and Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute had it not failed in both the House and Senate in a special legislative session last week.

Lone ‘no’ vote kills jail proposal

A motion calling for a special called election in August to request the passage of a one-cent tax to cover the cost of a new jail facility failed during Tuesday night’s meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court.