A decision by Mestek, Inc., to relocate a product line from its Forrest City location will result in the elimination of close to 30 jobs early next month.
Beth Anne Rankin, Executive Director of the GIFT Arkansas 529 College Savings Program, stopped in St. Francis County Thursday as part of a statewide tour promoting the program and a chance for a county resident to win more than $500 to start a Section 529 GIFT Plan account.
An ordinance to set licensing fees, penalties and fines for coin-operated amusement machines in Forrest City is headed back to the drawing board after city attorney Alan Cline questioned the amount of the fees during Tuesday’s Forrest City City Council meeting.
The St. Francis County Indigent Care Board approved close to $5,500 in payments to Forrest City Medical Center during its quarterly meeting Wednesday at the hospital.
The Forrest City City Council authorized Forrest City Water Department manager Calvin Murdock to move forward with a grant request to fund all or part of a $5.5 million proposal that could help reduce the utility’s electrical costs through the construction of a solar array.
The Forrest City City Council agreed Thursday to table discussion of a proposal to seek a grant of up to $5.5 million to construct a solar array to supply electricity for the wells operated by the Forrest City Water Utility.
The Palestine City Council has agreed to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator for city hall and to train city hall staff on the use of the equipment.
The Palestine-Wheatley School District is accepting Arkansas School Choice and Opportunity School Choice applications for students who want to transfer.
State senators Ronald Caldwell, R-Wynne, and Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis, agree that the 90th Legislative Session was a success, despite some late controversy due to the freedom of religion bill passed near the sessions’s end.
The 90th Legislative Session has closed, and area representatives Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, and Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, are calling the session a success.