A decision by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to remove more than 50 overlay projects from its April bid letting will mean the loss of millions of construction dollars for projects in Forrest City and St. Francis County.
A legislative proposal to reduce the number of highways maintained by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is not receiving the support of St. Francis County leaders.
The Palestine-Wheatley School District is adjusting its calendar for the 2014-15 school year and making preparations for the 2015-16 school year by eliminating a pair of winter holidays.
A growing concern with the condition of one Forrest City bridge led to its closure over the weekend as a safety precaution.
Officials with the city of Colt are making plans for a pair of events later this year.
The proper maintenance and restoration of cemeteries was the focus the monthly meeting of the St. Francis County Historical Society, held Thursday at the county museum.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant called for unity in the city in an effort to help the city and St. Francis County move forward in the future as part of his annual State of the City address during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The Forrest City City Council approved the purchase of several acres which could become a city recycling center, despite a request from one council member to table the matter until officials had an opportunity to tour the facility.
A Widener man elected to the city council in November will not be allowed to take his seat on the council without first taking legal action against the city.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are hopeful that a few days of sunshine this week will help in efforts to repair Interstate 40 through St. Francis County.