Located more than 20 miles from the nearest grocery store, residents of Hughes can truly be referred to as a food desert, and the city’s Chamber of Commerce is seeking assistance in remedying that problem.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board made several personnel moves during its monthly board meeting Monday, including the hiring of two new teachers.
A Hughes man has been sentenced to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections after being found guilty in the 2009 murder of 25-year-old Joe Evans Jr.
A Forrest City Police officer may face disciplinary action after being found guilty of misdemeanor cruelty to animals Thursday in St. Francis County District Court.
The Forrest City Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that sent a man to the local hospital for treatment.
A year after the Forrest City School District lost more than 100 students to the Palestine-Wheatley and Wynne school districts due to transfers under the state’s Opportunity School Choice Act, the numbers have decreased significantly, according to officials from all three school districts.
Overnight storms knocked out power to more than 3,500 Eastern Arkansas residences, according to officials with Entergy Arkansas and Woodruff Electric Cooperative.
The Forrest City City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to allow Mayor Larry Bryant to negotiate the purchase of a potential site for a new home for city government.
Representatives of a Forrest City Neighborhood Watch group presented concerns regarding crime to members of the city council Tuesday, requesting an audience with Mayor Larry Bryant, city council representatives and department heads.
Assistance from area churches, employees with the Federal Correctional Complex-Forrest City and students attending a Forrest City School District summer program has helped stock the shelves at the St. Francis County Food Pantry, but the organization is still in need of monetary donations that will be used to help area residents in need.