The threat of dangerous weather across much of the mid-section of the United States on Wednesday could lead to the first use of the city’s new early-warning system.
Three races have developed ahead of the March 1 Democratic Primary election in St. Francis County.
A merger between Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College could be on a fast track if boards from both institutions can agree to the merger before the end of the year.
Discussion could begin soon to combine Forrest City’s two institutions of higher learning after months of rumors of a pending merger between Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College.
The Forrest City City Council has agreed to review most Forrest City Water Utility bills prior to payment, a practice currently done with other city departments.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant is hopeful that recent issues with the city’s solid waste department and collection of residential garbage are in the past after the city received its new side-arm garbage truck Monday.
For the second consecutive year, employees in the Palestine-Wheatley School District will receive bonuses.
A Lee County man is free while waiting to see what, if any, charges will be filed against him in connection with a Friday incident that forced lockdowns at Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute, East Arkansas Community College and Forrest City Medical Center.
In November of 2013, Forrest City voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly showed support for a bond issue designed to bring improvements in several areas across the city.
Officers with the Forrest City Police Department and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are working to determine what charges, if any, will be filed against the 25-year-old man who authorities believe accidentally shot a 10-year-old boy Saturday afternoon.