The Palestine City Council has agreed to provide monthly funding for the city’s youth ball program.
Several weeks of winter weather have taken a toll on area roadways, leaving potholes along city streets, county paved roads and state highways. The weather has also halted work on the county’s gravel roads.
The combination of several inches of snow and ice, followed by weekend rain that continued into Monday has created a risk of flooding in the area. More rain is also in the forecast.
A bill sponsored by Rep. Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, is drawing opposition from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving.
One day after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow and ice across Eastern Arkansas, traffic was inching across area roadways as things began moving back toward normal with many area businesses re-opening.
For the second straight year, the first week of March has left St. Francis County and much of Eastern Arkansas covered in a layer of winter precipitation after a storm system dropped at least a half a foot of snow and ice in many locations across the area.
The Forrest City Police Department’s policy regarding exit interviews and how public that information would be was questioned during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Forrest City officials are gearing up for today’s forecast of winter weather and Mayor Larry Bryant said plans are in place in case ice causes power outages in the area.
The Forrest City City Council agreed to amend the 2014 budget on Tuesday, increasing the actual city revenues to more than $15 million for the year and increasing the total expenditures to more than $13 million.
Capital murder charges against a Forrest City man accused of being involved in the 2010 murder of 56-year-old Arthur Joplin have been nolle prosequi due to a lack of evidence, according to First Judicial District Prosecutor Fletcher Long.