A Forrest City site on the National Register of Historic Places is facing condemnation, according to officials with Forrest City City Hall.
The trend of declining enrollment in Delta area public schools continues to impact the Forrest City and Wynne school districts while enrollment in the Palestine-Wheatley School District remains steady.
A Forrest City man, freed after spending close to four years in the St. Francis County Jail awaiting trial in the rape of an eight-day-old infant, is now suing the city of Forrest City, St. Francis County, Sheriff Bobby May and former Forrest City Police Department investigator Brian Davis, alleging several violations of his civil rights.
The Forrest City Housing Authority is continuing efforts to increase occupancy while fighting issues with crime, delinquent tenants and competition from other housing options.
Garbage collection in Forrest City is being delayed this week after the city’s residential garbage truck was damaged Monday.
Construction is moving forward on the Forrest City Fire Department substation on Dawson Road, and officials are hopeful that weather permitting, an open house can be held early in November.
The trial pitting the Forrest City School District against the Palestine-Wheatley and Wynne school districts regarding school transfers was scheduled to begin today, but has been postponed until January.
A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Widener in connection with action taken by the city council to replace Ward 3 councilman Carl Stewart.
A group of St. Francis County residents appeared before Delta Regional Airport Authority, for the second consecutive meeting, with concerns regarding flooding, which they allege was caused by the construction of the regional airport west of Colt.
The Forrest City City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to approve a resolution allowing the East Arkansas Enterprise Community to seek a Community Enhancement Grant from the Arkansas General Improvement Fund.