Questions surrounding the November election of Carl Stewart Sr., to the Widener City Council led to a decision Monday by council members to withhold payment of city funds to Stewart and to not recognize him as the Ward 3 council member.
A pair of Searcy men are being held in the Crittenden County Detention Center in connection with the murder of Forrest City resident Eddie Williams.
Troopers arrested a pair of Ohio women Saturday night after finding a large quantity of marijuana inside their vehicle.
A Hughes man sentenced to more than 100 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the 2010 murder of Anna Mae Banks and the attempted murder of her husband, Nathaniel Banks, is scheduled to appear again in St. Francis County Circuit Court later this week.
Most Forrest City residents will agree that something needs to be done to address a recent problem with violent crime in the community, but one group of area residents and natives is actually working together to try to find a solution.
The Forrest City City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at city hall.
The Widener City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 this evening at city hall.
A deadline for the proposal being ironed out by the Forrest City and Hughes school districts to consolidate has been given an extension by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Yields, overall, for crops last year in St. Francis County were good despite some hurdles posed by Mother Nature.
Members of the Forrest City Education Association invite the public to attend their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Monday.