Arkansas officials canceled a hearing Thursday that had been planned for a satanic statue proposed near the state Capitol, saying a new law puts the monument on hold unless it gets legislative approval.
The Arkansas House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill requiring high school students to pass a civics test as a condition for graduation. The bill is headed to the state Senate, where it will be heard by the chamber’s education committee.
The two men and one woman believed to be responsible for a series of Walmart robberies spanning three states are now in Forrest City Police Department custody. According to FCPD officials, the three individuals, whose crime spree began in Texas, were turned over to the department on Wednesday.
The Forrest City City Council agreed on Tuesday to start the bidding process for the city’s aquatic center. The city will seek bids for an eight-lane, a six-lane and a therapy pool, according to Mayor Larry Bryant, effective immediately.
The St. Francis County Quorum Court voted in a meeting held on Tuesday, to adopt updates to the county’s floodplain ordinance, following a recent floodplain audit.
The Forrest City Public Library will host a four-part program called Pushing the Limits, beginning Monday, Feb. 27. According to library coordinators, the program will focus on the concept of pushing nature too far.
The Forrest City Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting on Cherry Street. According to an FCPD report, six children were inside the home that was believed to have been targeted.
A Forrest City teen is behind bars for her alleged involvement in a stabbing that occurred at an intersection in Madison on Monday. Tyra Wilson, 19, 210 Hadley St., was arrested on battery charges after police say she stabbed a woman in the face.
The Forrest City Area Humane Society offers grant money to help area residents spay and neuter their pets, an operation that can be expensive, but can benefit the health of the pet in the long run.
The American Legion Post 53, out of West Memphis, will launch a program in the coming weeks to provide veterans in the Delta with transportation to the VA hospital in Memphis. The program, called Van for Vets, is still seeking volunteer drivers.