Municipalities across St. Francis County are making plans for the worst while hoping for the best with predictions of up to three-quarters of an inch of ice and possible power outages.
The Delta Regional Airport Authority agreed to pay close to $500,000 in bills to the contractor working at the airport in Colt during a called meeting Tuesday night.
Officials with the Forrest City Public Works Department are asking area residents for help with the annual battle against falling leaves.
Area highway and public works officials are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best with forecasts of severe wintry weather for later this week.
The Thanksgiving holiday period was fatality free for Arkansas State Police Troop D, but troopers had their hands full with heavy traffic throughout the four-day period that ended at midnight.
Efforts to form a union in the Forrest City Public Works Department have hit a roadblock after several of the city employees who signed up to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Arkansas Council 38 failed to allow union dues to be taken out of their paychecks.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant has presented a $10.2 million budget for 2014.
There were $596,938 in building permits issued for November, led by a permit for more than $500,000 in new construction by Core-Mark.
Officials with the Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Banquet, which is set for Jan. 16, and during which a Citizen of the Year will be named.
Officials with Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for the company’s new energy-efficient home on the Hwy. 1 Bypass.