QC denies request to collect economic tax for Core-Mark

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.

FCMC hosting celebration of breast cancer survivors

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.

School Board votes yes on increases from 2015-16 fiscal year

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.

Civic Center caterer shares concerns with commissioners

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.