Area agencies participating in annual drug take back day

In an effort to reduce the risk of prescription medication addiction and overdose, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has asked Arkansans to rid their medicine cabinets of any unused or expired medications.

September tax revenue reported

Of the six cities in St. Francis County that collect individual city taxes, only two saw increases in tax revenue collected in September.

Judge: Boeckmann must live away from Wynne if released

A former judge in Wynne who is accused of giving out lenient punishment in exchange for taking inappropriate photographs of defendants will remain jailed until his federal trial unless he can legally arrange to live on the other side of the state until then.

FCPD investigate alleged robbery

The Forrest City Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery of a Springdale man that reportedly occurred on Mann Street Tuesday.

QC denies request to collect economic tax for Core-Mark

An ordinance to enact a one-half cent county-wide sales tax to raise funds for industrial development — namely a parking lot expansion at Core-Mark in Forrest City which would use $125,000 of the tax money collected— failed during a meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday evening.

Council offers letter of support for FCAWAC fundraising effort

Members of the Forrest City City Council unanimously agreed to provide a letter of support to the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to agreeing to sign the letter, the council also agreed to give the group more time to raise funds and reach prospective donors before deciding on which aquatic center design to move forward with.