Law enforcement being honored at area parades

Representatives of area law enforcement agencies will serve as the grand marshals in the 2016 Forrest City Community Christmas Parade, “A Blue Christmas,” which will be held Friday, Dec. 2, beginning at 7 p.m.

EA Enterprise Community hosting 18th public meeting

The East Arkansas Enterprise Community is preparing for its 18th annual public meeting, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Forrest City Civic Center. Registration will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m., followed by the EAEC Board meeting. The public meeting will be from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shoppers urged to use caution while shopping

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many are spending time in stores preparing for large family meals and even getting an early start on holiday gift shopping, but this time of year is often as laden with holiday crime as it is seasonal cheer.

Commission certifies vote; hopes to improve process

The St. Francis County Election Commission met Saturday to certify the results of the general election and to discuss any issues that might have occurred and how the local voting process can be improved before the next major election, which will take place in 2018.

QC reverses course on tax to fund parking lot

St. Francis County Quorum Court Justices, during a meeting Tuesday, reconsidered enacting a one-half cent county-wide sales tax to assist Core-Mark with a parking lot expansion that will use $125,000 of the $1.4 million expected to be collected from the tax over a one-year period.