On Friday, independent candidates seeking municipal offices with mayor-council governments may begin filing petitions of nomination with the St. Francis County Clerk’s office. Several St. Francis County towns will be tasked with filling each of their city council positions.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties won additional time Wednesday to circulate petitions after falling short of the number of signatures needed to put their proposal on the November ballot.
Circuit Judge Chris Morledge has issued an order to unseal a court case between Arlisa Harris, director of Forrest City Public Library, and Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant and the city council.
A Forrest City man is facing multiple felony drug charges after officers found several grams of cocaine and cash during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. The arrest also led to the search of a Forrest City motel room, where officers found additional narcotics and proceeds believed to have been obtained through illegal activity.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Police say a suspect is in custody after a fatal shooting at a Memphis trucking company.
Mayor Larry Bryant presented the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee with a variety of potential sources of revenue during Tuesday night’s called meeting. According to Bryant, the city’s general fund account is decreasing significantly with few options in place to restore it.
The Colt Community Development Corporation will host its 25th annual Colt Pioneer Days Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, on the lawn of the William Stone House in Colt.
Members of the St. Francis County Museum Board voted, in a meeting held Tuesday evening, to reset the number of board members needed to make a quorum.
In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee discussed amendments to each city department’s expenditures and revenues for the current year, as well as possible capital expenditures that may need to be added to the 2016 budget. Despite lengthy discussion on a number of potential expenditures, the committee made no official decision on changes to the city’s budget.
The St. Francis County Board of Equalization will meet Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse.