FC woman arrested after apartment complex fire

A Forrest City woman was arrested on Wednesday after authorities alleged she started a fire that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to an apartment complex on Tennessee Street.

Raises for Bryant, Murdock tabled by FC City Council

Proposed raises for Mayor Larry Bryant and Water Utility Director Calvin Murdock were tabled during Tuesday night’s Forrest City City Council meeting. Despite an inconclusive vote on Murdock’s salary increase, council members elected to wait until the next regular meeting to discuss both raises.

Bids for new city hall come in above budget

In a special meeting of the Forrest City City Council on Tuesday, Mayor Larry Bryant opened bids for construction on the new city hall building. In all, nine bids were opened, with an average cost of nearly $1.2 million.

Committee agrees Bryant, Murdock should get raises

Members of the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee met Monday night to discuss the possibility of providing retroactive raises to Mayor Larry Bryant, Water Utility Director Calvin Murdock and one water department clerk. Despite some disagreement among those in attendance, the committee is set to recommend the raises to the full council before the year’s end.