Electrical providers readying their crews

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.

Weigh-in for competition set for Friday at FCMC

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.

Extension Service plans busy start to new year

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.

First Day Hikes set at pair of area state parks

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.

Area rivers still rising as officials monitor levels

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.

Cost to demolish old FCSD building reported to board

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.

Psychologist at FCC-FC explains inmate treatment

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.