The Forrest City City Council agreed Tuesday night to hire an independent inspector to survey the condemned property on North Forrest Street. The council also agreed to implement a nepotism policy in the police department, and heard quarterly updates from the city’s department heads.
A Forrest City woman was arrested on Wednesday after authorities alleged she started a fire that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to an apartment complex on Tennessee Street.
The William Stone House in Colt will open its doors this weekend to area residents looking for locally-made gifts for the holidays.
Proposed raises for Mayor Larry Bryant and Water Utility Director Calvin Murdock were tabled during Tuesday night’s Forrest City City Council meeting. Despite an inconclusive vote on Murdock’s salary increase, council members elected to wait until the next regular meeting to discuss both raises.
“It was scary. There would be air raids and you would hear the signals go out…” – Joe Ferguson
In a special meeting of the Forrest City City Council on Tuesday, Mayor Larry Bryant opened bids for construction on the new city hall building. In all, nine bids were opened, with an average cost of nearly $1.2 million.
A second man from St. Francis County has been sentenced in Tennessee on drug charges.
The Forrest City School District will be hosting a pair of holiday concerts next week.
Members of the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee met Monday night to discuss the possibility of providing retroactive raises to Mayor Larry Bryant, Water Utility Director Calvin Murdock and one water department clerk. Despite some disagreement among those in attendance, the committee is set to recommend the raises to the full council before the year’s end.
The board of trustees of the Forrest City Public Library bid farewell to chairman Marshall James during a meeting Monday.