Despite making improvements over the past year, St. Francis County has been ranked as one of the unhealthiest counties for health factors in Arkansas by a nationwide annual survey. The county’s overall health rank, however, improved over last year’s mark.
Insurance Agent Cedric Williams today announces his campaign for mayor of Forrest City.
Charges against a Marianna man accused of first-degree murder were dismissed Wednesday.
The St. Francis County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee is sponsoring the 2018 Miss St. Francis County Rice contest. The purpose of the contest is to promote interest in rice cookery and rice promotion among the youth and to focus attention of the general public on the importance of the rice industry to our economy, SFC Farm Bureau officials said in a press release. The contest is open to young ladies ages 16 to 19 who are enrolled in school. If a contestant turns 16 during the school year, she is also eligible to compete. The contestants must be residents of St. Francis County. The 2018 Miss St. Francis County Rice … Continued
A Forrest City man accused of murder was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on drug charges and manslaughter after a plea deal reduced his original charge of first-degree murder.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson today said he intends to present a transformation plan to the 2019 General Assembly to reduce by 50 percent the number of cabinet-level agencies in state government.
During a meeting earlier this week, members of the Forrest City Civic Center Commission discussed the possibility of changing rental prices for the facility, along with changes to the group’s meeting schedule.
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission held a phone poll Wednesday after failing to reach a quorum for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday morning. Commissioners discussed funding several projects, including the Street Hoop Fest and the 29th annual Run for the Wall ride. The Street Hoop Festival was first on the agenda and calls were made out to all members of the commission. Y.K. Patel, Louise Fields, Justin Reeves and Hannah McMahand voted to provide $11,000 in funding for the basketball event. They also unanimously agreed to give up to $3,000 to help fund the 29th annual Run for the Wall.
Two St. Francis County Election Commission members are named in a lawsuit aimed at removing a candidate for sheriff and collector from the ballot for the upcoming elections.
The security plan for the Forrest City School District is being updated in an effort to ensure all students and staff are safe while on campus.