Public meetings set for this week

The Widener City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 this evening at city hall. On Tuesday, the St. Francis County Quorum Court’s budget committee will convene at 5 p.m., to hear a presentation regarding a transfer station for the county. The group’s monthly meeting, which is traditionally held on the third Tuesday of each month, has been tentatively set for Tuesday, Feb. 27. The meetings will be held in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse. Also on Tuesday, the Forrest City City Council will convene in regular session at 6 p.m., at city hall. According to the agenda, the council will review a resolution … Continued

Man associated with feeding programs in area sentenced to federal prison for fraud

A former Arkansas resident involved with feeding programs in St. Francis, Lee and Cross counties was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for his role in a widespread scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas in Arkansas, according to a press release from Cody Hiland, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Presidents’ Day closings announced

St. Francis County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for Presidents’ Day, according to officials at the St. Francis County Courthouse.