Permits for construction projects continued to rise in April, boosted by more than $560,000 in permits for work in the Forrest City Housing Authority and a $100,000 renovation project for the new KIPP Delta campus on South Washington.
Two positions on the Forrest City School Board and three positions on the Palestine-Wheatley School Board will be on the ballot for the 2015 school election in September.
The makeup of the St. Francis County Election Commission has shifted, and leadership of the three-person committee is now in the hands of long-time commissioner Chris Oswalt, who was elected chairman of the group near the end of the commission’s first meeting of the year on Thursday.
(Editor’s Note: This story is the third in a three-part series taking a look at what has been accomplished with a .625 percent sales tax approved by Forrest City voters in November 2013. The tax money is designated for a wide range of projects throughout the city.)
(Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a three-part series taking a look at what has been accomplished with a .625 percent sales tax approved by Forrest City voters in November 2013. The tax money is designated for a wide range of projects throughout the city.)
A wet spring has kept many Arkansas farmers sidelined, waiting to plant crops, but that may not be the case for most St. Francis County farmers, according to an official with the county Cooperative Extension Service.
The dates and locations for the 2015 Keep St. Francis County Beautiful Spring Campaign has been released with weekend events taking place at locations across the county from early May to early June.
A year after the first penny was collected from a city-wide sales tax approved in 2013, progress has been made on some of the projects approved by voters but others, including the recreation department improvements, continue to wait for action.
Construction on a new Burger King in Forrest City will begin early next month, and company officials are hoping the new facility will be open by mid-July at its new location on North Washington Street.
Members of the St. Francis County Historical Society and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, along with Madison residents and officials, gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the unveiling of a Civil War marker near Scott Bond Cemetery in Madison.