The 12th annual Ride the Ridge Poker Run on Saturday raised about $24,000 to benefit a pair of local groups.
Forrest City Junior High School will receive a School Improvement Grant of $2.4 million to implement new programs designed for improving academic performance over the next two years.
The Lee County Water System is under a boil order until further notice.
The newest warden at the Federal Correctional Complex-Forrest City was introduced Wednesday to members of the prison’s Community Relations Board.
A marker commemorating a Civil War battle in St. Francis County has been approved by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, according to commission chairman Tom Dupree.
Community unity is the key to moving Forrest City forward, Mayor Larry Bryant said in describing the city as being in a “state of awakening” during his annual State of the City address.
The Widener City Council could ask voters in that city to allow the reallocation of some of its countywide sales tax funding in November after the city was cited by the Division of Legislative Audit for using sanitation funds for street repairs in 2012.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday to abolish the city’s water commission.
The project to extend water and sewer services to the Highway 1 Bypass is progressing, as council members last night agreed to allow the city to accept the lowest bid on the project from a Jonesboro company.
Officials at East Arkansas Community College are working to increase course offerings in an effort to offset the college’s continuing decline in student enrollment.