The Forrest City School District is one of 10 districts in the state to be selected for a program designed to try and keep good teachers in the classrooms.
Festival organizers throughout the area are gearing up for several events over the next few weeks designed to draw visitors to St. Francis and Lee counties, as well as entertaining the area’s residents.
Large amounts of rain over the past few weeks have many area farmers on hold until the ground can dry up enough for them to get back into the fields.
A dispute over a mobile home in the Heth area led to the death of one man Sunday afternoon and the arrest of another.
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is drawing near.
In order to be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election, voters must register by Oct. 8, according to St. Francis County Clerk Brandi McCoy.
The St. Francis County Fair will feature some new attractions this year to complement the favorites that have been staples at the annual week-long event for years.
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.
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.
The filing period for people seeking office in several smaller cities in St. Francis County is nearing its end.
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.