Officials with the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium can begin negotiations with a Jonesboro construction firm after making a recommendation to accept the firm as the city’s new construction manager for both the aquatic center and track facilities being funding by the 2013 bond issue.
The home of Forrest City government could soon have a new address, making a move of less than a block to the east, if the city council agrees to a proposal by Mayor Larry Bryant.
The East Arkansas Enterprise Community, Inc., will hold its 13th annual St. Francis County Cancer Awareness Expo/Mayor’s Campaign on Thursday, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Forrest City Civic Center.
Close to 30 projects removed from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department bidding schedule earlier this year have been reinstated, but a project to resurface a portion of Hwy. 70 through Forrest City remains on hold.
Many Forrest City residents heard the first testing of the city’s new storm-warning system Wednesday afternoon during heavy rain, which may have been inconvenient, but also served as a sign of continued improvements being made utilizing the bond issue approved in 2013.
The Arkansas Highway Commission has approved a bid for a $26.7 million project to continue improvements on Interstate 40 through St. Francis County.
The site of the new Forrest City Fire Department substation should see plenty of activity this week as plans call for construction of the exterior walls to begin.
Early voting in the 2015 school election will open Tuesday at the St. Francis County Courthouse even though there are no contested races on any of the ballots.
The Forrest City Police Department has released the reports in both of Wednesday’s late-night shootings.
The Labor Day holiday traditionally signals an end to summer vacations and summer fun, but kicks off fall festivals and football season.