Gov. Asa Hutchinson was in Forrest City Thursday for the opening of the Region 7 office of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Forrest City City Council Personnel Committee has agreed to submit a request for additional vacation from water department manager Calvin Murdock to the full council, but the request will not come with a recommendation for the additional time off.
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.
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.
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.
Rates at the Forrest City Civic Center are shifting back to the 2006 rates after a vote by the city council Tuesday night.