The holidays are right around the corner, which means family gatherings and large dinners for many St. Francis County residents. For others, however, the dinner table might be bare if not for the work of the St. Francis County Food Pantry.
The start of 2015 will mean a fresh start of sorts for the prosecuting attorney’s office in St. Francis County with the addition of Forrest City attorneys Austin Easley and John Houseal.
Members of the Palestine-Wheatley School Board agreed during their regular meeting Monday night to spend close to $52,000 on one-time bonuses for district employees.
Logic and Accuracy testing for the Nov. 25 runoff should be held later this week, once St. Francis County election officials receive the media for the four races involved in the election.
Construction is closer to starting on the new fire department substation after the Forrest City City Council agreed Thursday to allow architect Dave Hodges to seek bids for construction and dirt work for the new facility, which will be located on Dawson Road.
The Forrest City Council has agreed to pay several employees in the city’s public works department additional money dating back to 2012.
A Lee County jury has sentenced a man to death following his conviction Thursday in the 2012 stabbing death of a correctional officer at the East Arkansas Regional Unit at Brickeys. He was already serving life in the ADC.
St. Francis County election officials are working to finish up Tuesday’s General Election while at the same time working to prepare for the Nov. 18 start to early voting in the Nov. 25 runoff election.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant and Chris Oswalt survived Tuesday’s General Election to face off again in the runoff for mayor in three weeks.
St. Francis County election officials are working to determine what went wrong with a couple of issues Tuesday night during the General Election, even as they work to prepare for runoff elections in three communities later this month.