A project to improve the Fishing Lake Bridge on Interstate 40, east of the Widener exit, is one of several bids approved Wednesday by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
The Forrest City City Council agreed Tuesday to allow Mayor Larry Bryant to seek requests for qualifications and requests for proposals for three projects approved last year by local voters.
A matter vetoed last month by Mayor Larry Bryant was back before the city council again Tuesday, with council members approving retroactive pay increases for five public works department employees.
The Widener City Council ended 2014 by approving the 2015 general, street and sanitation fund budgets on Monday night.
A mutation in the seasonal influenza A H3N2 could lead to a more severe flu season for 2014-15.
The Forrest City Civic Center Commission agreed Tuesday to ask Mayor Larry Bryant to seek bids for repairs to the facility’s doors to bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board upheld a recommendation from superintendent Jon Estes to reduce the stipend paid to fifth and sixth grade elementary principal Zenna Smith following an open personnel hearing and an executive session held prior to the start of Monday’s school board meeting.
The $15.4 million projected budget submitted last week to members of the Forrest City City Council includes several capital improvements covering many of the city’s departments.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are hopeful that supplies used to combat winter weather on area highways will be in by next week while they await new equipment to be used in that same fight.
Officials with the Forrest City Public Works Department are asking residents to remember to take advantage of a pair of free services offered on the first Saturday of each month.