Forrest City ended last year with a total of $8,030,892.98 in estimated costs for local building and reconstruction projects, according to officials at city hall.
As of this morning, a winter storm warning is predicted for the area including Eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi over the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service, and local utility companies are readying their crews for any possible outcome.
With the start of a new year, and new, healthier resolutions in place, Forrest City Medical Center will be hosting a $10,000 Weight Loss and Wellness Competition beginning Friday, Jan. 8, with the initial weigh-in, which will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., at FCMC.
Colder temperatures appear to be sticking around for a while and area pets who spend time outdoors can suffer in the cold weather if not properly cared for.
Employees and agents with the St. Francis County Extension office have a New Year’s resolution to be busy in 2016, offering a number of classes for area residents looking to learn a new skill, or even looking to start their own classes.
A pair of area state parks will be offering First Day Hikes to help residents in St. Francis, Lee, Cross, and Phillips counties kick-start their New Year’s resolutions and commit to keeping in shape and living healthier lifestyles in 2016.
The St. Francis and L’Anguille Rivers are still rising due to heavy amounts of rain that began just before Christmas and lasted into the early part of this week, but Shane Dallas, Coordinator for the St. Francis County Office of Emergency Services said area residents may not have as much cause for concern as initially thought.
Members of the Forrest City School Board received an update on the demolition of the district’s former administration building, which at one point was the district’s high school and an elementary school. The report was given during the final meeting of the year, held Thursday night.
Dr. Jennifer Godlove, chief psychologist for the Federal Correctional Complex at Forrest City, gave a presentation regarding the mental care of inmates, particularly those with mental health disorders, to prison staff members and members of the community at the prison’s quarterly Community Relations Board meeting Wednesday.
Members of the Forrest City Rotary Club on Tuesday announced their donation to the KIPP Forrest City College Preparatory School’s reading program.