Senators Ronald Caldwell, District 23, R-Wynne and Mark Ingram, District 24, D-West Memphis, may have differing party affiliations, but both agree that the 90th session of the Arkansas State Legislature has been moving slowly after starting off busy dealing with health care and the state’s budget.
The St. Francis County Museum was filled with Blues music Thursday evening along with area residents interested in learning about the county’s connection to the history of the Delta Blues.
Forrest City School District officials are hopeful that changes to the district’s curriculum, along with more professional development, will help improve district test scores as a whole, even as three district schools are set to remain on the Arkansas Department of Education’s academic distress list due to low test scores during a testing period from 2012 to 2014.
The Forrest City City Council heard updates from several department heads Tuesday as part of a new format for council meetings that was approved earlier this year.
Forrest City City Council members approved several resolutions Tuesday, but an ordinance regarding the city’s purchase of five acres on West Broadway has been pushed back to the next council meeting after failing to receive six votes to allow a second reading.
The Delta Regional Airport Authority may soon have a new site for its monthly meetings along with a lounge for visitors after a vote Thursday night.
The Forrest City City Council has approved a budget for 2015, using 2014 budget numbers with the exception of an across-the-board pay raise for all city employees.
The farm lease at the Delta Regional Airport in Colt is changing hands after a vote by the board Thursday during its first meeting of the year.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Youth Waterfowl Hunt is this weekend, and Game and Fish officer Trent Whitehead, with the help of several area residents and businesses, is sponsoring an effort to get more children into the fields in search of waterfowl.
The Forrest City City Council’s personnel committee agreed to recommend changes to the city’s personnel policy manual as well as a payment to a Forrest City Water Utility employee who retired last year during a meeting held Tuesday at city hall.