The St. Francis County Quorum Court voted to approve a budget increase of $3,500 for the coroner’s office during a regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday. The increase will bring the total budget for the office to $10,501 for the year.
During the second special called meeting of the Quorum Court budget committee in as many weeks, justices on Tuesday agreed to recommended a budget increase of $3,500 for the St. Francis County Coroner’s office – bringing the office’s total budget to $10,501— in response to a previous request from newly-elected coroner Stanley Hurst and his chief deputy, Effie Clay.
The Forrest City Education Association hosted a program in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at Beth Salem Baptist Church on Monday.
The 2017 Special Olympics Arkansas Polar Plunge® is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning at 1:30 p.m., with a change in the location for this year.
Several area schools will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., holiday on Monday.
Members of the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission, on Tuesday, elected Commissioner Justin Reeves to serve as chairman, replacing former chairman Steve Hollowell who was elected as a State Representative in November.
Newly-elected St. Francis County Coroner Stanley Hurst appeared before the Quorum Court’s Budget Committee during a special called meeting Monday to request additional funds to supply “necessary equipment” to the office of the coroner.
With temperatures dropping it is important for area residents to keep the safety of their pets in mind this time of year and help them battle the cold and natural elements.
Students and bus drivers in the Forrest City School District should smile for the camera as they board district buses to return to school on Monday. The district is installing cameras in all buses that run daily routes for the school district.
SFC Elves, Inc., completed another successful Toys for Tots toy drive last week, despite having had a shorter period of time in which to reach their goal for the year.