Several SFC cities have filing periods beginning Friday

On Friday, independent candidates seeking municipal offices with mayor-council governments may begin filing petitions of nomination with the St. Francis County Clerk’s office. Several St. Francis County towns will be tasked with filling each of their city council positions.

FC man facing felony drug charges

A Forrest City man is facing multiple felony drug charges after officers found several grams of cocaine and cash during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. The arrest also led to the search of a Forrest City motel room, where officers found additional narcotics and proceeds believed to have been obtained through illegal activity.

FC’s general fund dwindling, mayor offers some options

Mayor Larry Bryant presented the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee with a variety of potential sources of revenue during Tuesday night’s called meeting. According to Bryant, the city’s general fund account is decreasing significantly with few options in place to restore it.

Council considers capital expenditures, makes no official moves on city’s budget

In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee discussed amendments to each city department’s expenditures and revenues for the current year, as well as possible capital expenditures that may need to be added to the 2016 budget. Despite lengthy discussion on a number of potential expenditures, the committee made no official decision on changes to the city’s budget.

Equalization Board to elect officers

The St. Francis County Board of Equalization will meet Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse.