The winter storm that snarled traffic, left many residents without electric service and closed area schools is now forcing a delay in garbage collection for customers of the Forrest City and St. Francis County solid waste departments.
State senators Ronald Caldwell, R-Wynne, and Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis, say they are happy the private option issue is now behind the Legislature and are looking forward to the end of the fiscal session next week.
Forrest City Lady Mustangs coach Bobby Harris didn’t practice his team over the weekend and on Monday wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to get in a practice session before the Class 5A state tournament starts play on Thursday.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are doing what they can to make area roadways passable, but still urging motorists to stay home until this most recent round of winter weather clears the area.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is sending in National Guard units and the Arkansas Game and Fish Department to assist Arkansas State Police troops in Eastern Arkansas with motorists who are stranded on area roadways.
Forrest City officials are doing what they can to assist residents and travelers alike as road conditions forced many to take refuge in the city last night and power outages impacted the availability of rooms at area motels.
Area emergency officials are asking residents to stay home until the current round of winter weather clears the area.
Forrest City Public Works Director Mose Metcalf is hopeful that much of the debris that has fallen due to winter storms will be a thing of the past over the next few weeks.
The week-long filing period for the May preferential primary elections opened today at noon in St. Francis County Clerk Emily Holley’s office.
For the second time in six months, Arkansas State Police investigators are reviewing actions of a Forrest City Police Department official to determine if criminal activity has taken place.