Council considers regulating gaming machines in city

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.

Council agrees to move forward with solar project

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.

Solar arrays for city’s water agency tabled

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.

Senators agree recent session was productive

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.