Council agrees to purchase Ridout property

The Forrest City City Council approved the purchase of several acres which could become a city recycling center, despite a request from one council member to table the matter until officials had an opportunity to tour the facility.

Committee to recommend personnel policy changes

Policy changes could be in the works for the City of Forrest City’s employee handbook within the next month if several recommendations made Thursday by the city council’s personnel committee are passed by the full council.