Civics test to be condition for graduation

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.

Walmart robbing trio in custody of FCPD

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.

Council agrees to open bid process for aquatic center

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.

FCPL to hold Science-based adult program

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.

FCPD investigating shooting at Cherry Street home

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.

Madison woman in jail for stabbing

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.