Judge declines FCity’s request for 911 money

Funds sought for new street signs
St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes has declined a request from Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant and the city council to use funds from the county’s 911 fund to purchase new street signs.

Arkansas court says accident reports are open to public

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police cannot redact all driver and survivor information on accident reports, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The court’s opinion upholds a lower court’s ruling that the information, including names and addresses of drivers and passengers in non-fatal auto accidents, is public information.

March tax revenue declines for Forrest City, SFCounty

Tax revenue was down throughout St. Francis County in March, according to City & Town, the official publication of the Arkansas Municipal League, which reports tax revenue for both the county and city taxes collected each month.

Park supports saving frogs

Parkin Archeological State Park will host Save the Frogs Day on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Shelby County has more measles cases than rest of U.S.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.
The Commercial Appeal reports six cases so far have been confirmed in the county. According to the Health Department, that’s 60 percent of all U.S. cases this year.

EAEC supporting community gardens

The East Arkansas Enterprise Community is striving to promote community and home gardens throughout the region, and is willing to help anyone who is interesting in getting involved.