The filing period for municipal candidates in three St. Francis County cities will open later this month, according to County Clerk Emily Holley.
The Forrest City City Council personnel committee met Tuesday, working with union officials on a variety of issues ranging from seniority and the grievance process to concerns regarding equipment safety and the city’s at-will policy for all employees.
The Forrest City City Council’s personnel committee will review the city’s policy regarding worker’s compensation after a recent memorandum was issued eliminating city pay for employees who are off work due to worker’s compensation claims.
The family of Richard and Lou Blaylock has been selected as the 2014 Farm Family of the Year for St. Francis County.
The St. Francis County Farmers Market has opened for the year in its familiar location on North Washington Street in the south parking lot at the Forrest City Civic Center.
An annual health care study shows some areas of improvement for residents in the Delta, but not enough to remove the region from ranking in the lower third in the state.
A lawsuit alleging that a St. Francis County residential care company was negligent in its supervision of a mentally ill patient at a West Memphis facility has been returned to St. Francis County Circuit Court after an appeal of the case was upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The new sales tax in Forrest City is in place, and area businesses and residents are making the adjustment.
The Forrest City Fire Department could be the first recipient of new equipment thanks to a portion of the .625 sales tax passed in November, which went into effect earlier this week.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant and Forrest City Water Utility Manager Calvin Murdock are warning area residents to use care when dealing with companies that claim to insure water and sewer lines leading to their homes.