Dusting of snow, ice force closings

St. Francis County may have avoided the brunt of the winter weather predicted for today, but ice and a dusting of snow still led to school closings, delayed openings and traffic issues across the area.

Hope for best, plan for worst

Area officials are preparing for the year’s first winter storm and warning Eastern Arkansas residents to ride this one out at home and off of area roadways.

Legislators ready to focus on highways, health care

State Representatives Marshall Wright, District 49, D-Forrest City and Reginald Murdock, District 48, D-Marianna expect a busy year in the state legislature with a fiscal session set for this year and a pair of major issues outstanding.