Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are hopeful that a few days of sunshine this week will help in efforts to repair Interstate 40 through St. Francis County.
Parents and guardians are invited to attend the Forrest City School District’s Parent Summit on Tuesday at the junior high school.
Area rivers continue to rise with flooding forecast on several through much of this week.
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.
The Lee County School District was released from state control Thursday by the Arkansas Board of Education.
Area emergency officials are keeping an eye on the L’Anguille and St. Francis rivers and warning residents to make plans for alternate routes as both rivers will continue to rise with more rainfall forecast for the area.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board upheld a January decision by Superintendent Jon Estes to fire long-time district principal Zenna Smith, Tuesday, following a hearing held in the Palestine-Wheatley cafeteria.
The Palestine City Council has agreed to provide monthly funding for the city’s youth ball program.
Several weeks of winter weather have taken a toll on area roadways, leaving potholes along city streets, county paved roads and state highways. The weather has also halted work on the county’s gravel roads.
The combination of several inches of snow and ice, followed by weekend rain that continued into Monday has created a risk of flooding in the area. More rain is also in the forecast.