The St. Francis County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Thursday, bidding farewell to agency manager Ron Killingsworth while welcoming new manager Megan O’Neal.
Next month’s school election has no contested races in either the Forrest City or Palestine-Wheatley school districts, and the St. Francis County Election Commission announced yesterday that only early voting will be held.
The St. Francis County Fair begins Monday, offering a wide variety of attractions and events for county residents to enjoy throughout the week.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson addressed members of the Healthcare Reform Legislative Task Force and his own Medicaid Advisory Council last week in a joint meeting to consider potential solutions for weaknesses in the state’s Medicaid program.
State Police officials are considering ways to build or renovate several troop headquarters across the state, including the Troop D headquarters in Forrest City.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant is hopeful the city’s new early-warning system will be online within the next few weeks after the final touches have been put on the system, which was purchased in May.
Pre-trial motions are scheduled for next week in the case of a Mississippi man accused of killing 12-year-old Joshua Wilson.
For the second year in a row, St. Francis County Farm Bureau will be offering a $100 prize to the best art representation of agriculture entered in this year’s St. Francis County Fair.
Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant says the city’s normal processes were used to select ETC Engineers & Architects, Inc., to oversee construction of the aquatic center and track being funded through a bond issue approved by voters in 2013.
Planning is currently under way for the flower show at the 2015 St. Francis County Fair, which will follow the theme “Summer Soiree,” presented by Hughes Town and Country Garden Club.