Parents of nearly 50 students living in the Forrest City School District have received notifications from the district saying the transfers of their students to other area school districts are being denied due to a pair of state laws legislating School Choice transfers.
The Forrest City City Council on Tuesday agreed to allow Mayor Larry Bryant to seek bids to replace two of the city’s garbage trucks.
A $225,000 USDA grant announced recently could pay dividends in St. Francis, Phillips and Jefferson counties when it comes to developing the food industry in the Delta.
When public school classes start later this month, more than 100 students who live in the Forrest City School District will be attending classes in the Palestine-Wheatley and Wynne school districts because several FCSD schools are currently on the Arkansas Department of Education’s academic distress list.
The ongoing construction on Interstate 40 will require overnight lane diversions near the Hwy. 38 interchange at the Widener junction beginning tonight.
Crews with the Forrest City Public Works Department will start working this month in an effort to prepare city streets for a major improvement project set to begin next month.
A called meeting may be necessary for members of the Delta Regional Airport Authority to decide whether or not to seek bids from area farmers who may be interested in growing crops on more than 200 acres at the regional airport in Colt.
As the state seeks a new home for a $100 million maximum-security prison, area officials are considering whether to submit a proposal in an effort to bring the prison to St. Francis County.
As motorists travel in and around Forrest City the continuing problem with roadside refuse is apparent.
Garbage collection for the Forrest City Solid Waste Department has been delayed this week, which will mean some Saturday garbage pickup.