On Monday, Aug. 21, sky gazers from Oregon to South Carolina will have the opportunity to witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in nearly a century.
A Harrisburg man facing murder charges in Poinsett County was arrested at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds last week for allegedly harassing female minors.
Tax revenue was up across St. Francis County in June and July, compared to the same period last year.
Former Lee County School District Superintendent Willie Murdock is headed for a job with the state Department of Higher Education, after a legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on the department’s plan to hire her as the director of the Career Pathways program. Murdock’s hiring did, however, raise questions from lawmakers in the panel.
The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the library on the junior high campus.
Group also addresses nuisance abatement
The budget committee of the St. Francis County Quorum Court on Tuesday evening heard a request from Circuit Court Clerk Bette Green for $3,304.78 to be appropriated from a special fund for the clerk’s office to cover the cost of uniforms for her office staff.
The search for 79-year-old Floyd Canard ended Tuesday morning when his body was located near Palestine.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board agreed to accept the transfer of five students from the Forrest City School District during their Monday night meeting. The board also voted to avoid September school election polling places and raised the salaries of a number of school employees.
During a regular meeting of the Forrest City Public Library’s Board of Trustees, members voted to close the library for two days to send the staff to the Arkansas Library Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Rogers Sept. 24 through 26.