I want to clear up a couple of things before I go.
St. Francis County had the fourth-lowest average per capita personal income in 2016, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Last year, the average worker in the county made $26,627.
Pair of new members approved during Tuesday night meeting
The traditional Santa Claus float will make its return to area Christmas parades this weekend. The float, which is a tradition carried on by Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute for years, will be continued by Triple G Excavating Inc.
Area residents will have the opportunity to kick of the holiday season this weekend and promote a healthy lifestyle at the same time. The Warren Faupel Center on Saturday will host a day with Santa and Mrs. Claus, which will also feature free health screening.
Members to consider limiting sick days for most employees
The second-most requested editorial subject from my readers this month, behind the city’s aquatic center boondoggle, was the state of the Forrest City School District and the quality of its leadership. This is a loaded topic, one that I have managed to avoid for my nearly two-year tenure at the Times-Herald. And it’s a topic that could take two years to fully anatomize. The state of the district is the accumulation of not just the current administration, but those that predate my time as a student there. And believe it or not, it was this very topic that led to the demise of the Forrest City High School newspaper, The … Continued
Members of the local Delta Sigma Theta chapter are doing their part to help fight global poverty. The organization’s Forrest City Area Alumnae chapter is collecting gently used shoes to give to those in need in the community and around the globe.
The Forrest City City Council voted on Tuesday to appoint Dena Poteat to the vacant council position, to serve Ward 4.
The Forrest City Budget Committee on Tuesday heard the concerns of various department heads regarding the need for across-the-board raises for city employees.