New company planning to build in FC

The Forrest City Industrial Park will soon become home to a new company to help service the needs of the agriculture community.
Rosen’s Inc., has purchased eight acres of land in the city’s industrial park. The land was purchased from the Forrest City Industrial Development Corp., according to a deed on file at the St. Francis County Courthouse.

FC School Board approves external provider contracts

The Forrest City School Board on Thursday agreed to hire four external providers to work with teachers and students this school year at a cost of $170,000 to the district.
The board voted to enter into contracts with the Arkansas Public Schools Research Center, Keith Sanders Group, Marcus Nelson and Dr. Diann Gathright.

First day off to a good start for SFC

The first day of school in St. Francis County appears to have gotten off to a good start.
Officials in the Forrest City and Palestine-Wheatley school districts and Calvary Christian Schools say other than the normal first-day jitters for some, students and teachers alike have settled in for the 2018-19 school year.