Law enforcement agencies across the county will be increasing their presence during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start of summer by many Americans.
A Memorial Day event offering activities for everyone is planned for Monday in downtown Palestine.
During a regular meeting Thursday evening, the Delta Regional Airport Authority board discussed changes to the airport’s bylaws and listened to a presentation on the airport’s five-year capital improvement plan.
Local schools and many businesses will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday to allow employees and students to celebrate with friends and family. Forrest City Public Works and the St. Francis County Solid Waste departments will not pick garbage up on Monday, but will resume pickup on Tuesday. All city and county offices will be closed on Monday and will resume regular business on Tuesday. The Times-Herald will be published on Monday.
The Forrest City Planning Commission voted to approve a petition to close an alleyway for a local business during a meeting Tuesday afternoon at city hall.
The dates and activities have been set for the St. Francis County Museum’s summer program.
A pair of Forrest City physicians are taking on new roles with the Arkansas Medical Society.
Members of the Delta Regional Airport Authority will meet at 6 this evening at the Colt Community Center. The meeting is open to the public.
St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May was re-elected Tuesday in a close race with challenger William Sparkmon.
Lee County voters re-elected Sheriff and Collector Ocie Banks on Tuesday, as one county officeholder was defeated and another is facing a runoff in June.