10 months, fire substation still not done

The opening of the city’s fire substation is again on hold as officials await the completion of construction that started almost 10 months ago.

Asbestos in fire debris suspends clean-up efforts

Debris left behind after an August fire is lingering downtown, but city officials plan to soon add the site to a list of condemned sites because of inaction by the property owner.

Christ Church school building destroyed by fire

A portion of another of Forrest City’s historic landmarks went up in flames Tuesday night after an early evening fire at Christ Episcopal Church School on Ophelia Street.

Hwy. 1 project to Walnut Corner on AHTD’s schedule

The expansion of Highway 1 to four lanes in Phillips County and a pair of overlay projects on East Arkansas highways could be part of a busy 2016 for Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department District 1.

Dusting of snow, ice force closings

St. Francis County may have avoided the brunt of the winter weather predicted for today, but ice and a dusting of snow still led to school closings, delayed openings and traffic issues across the area.

Hope for best, plan for worst

Area officials are preparing for the year’s first winter storm and warning Eastern Arkansas residents to ride this one out at home and off of area roadways.

Complaint against judge amended to detail more claims

Cross County Judge Joseph E. Boeckmann is facing additional allegations of judicial wrongdoing and sexual misconduct after an amended complaint was filed Tuesday by officials with the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.