State Representatives Marshall Wright, District 49, D-Forrest City and Reginald Murdock, District 48, D-Marianna expect a busy year in the state legislature with a fiscal session set for this year and a pair of major issues outstanding.
A dusting of snow across Eastern Arkansas led to some hazardous travel conditions along area roadways with more than 10 accidents reported in St. Francis County this morning.
As election officials prepare for the opening of voting in the Preferential Primary Election next month, they are also getting ready for the opening of the filing period for municipal positions in Forrest City and Hughes.
The Forrest City City Council has approved a 2016 budget, using the 2015 budget figures, allowing the city to pay bills until an amended budget can be approved for this year.
The Palestine City Council agreed Tuesday to amend the city street department’s 2015 budget to reflect the purchase of a new fire truck for the city’s volunteer fire department.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board has agreed to a settlement that will allow the children of a Forrest City woman, who sued the school district and Forrest City School District regarding school choice, to attend school immediately in the PWSD.
Area legislators are preparing for the biennial fiscal session of the Arkansas legislature while also preparing for the possibility of a special session to address a pair of critical budget issues.
A chill in the air and the start of the new year also signals the coming of the annual Polar Plunge® in support of Special Olympics Arkansas.
St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department officials are hopeful that issues with the department’s website will soon be resolved.
Flooding along the St. Francis River is forcing county emergency officials to close roads and ask area residents living near the river to make plans in case flooding worsens.