Two area high school juniors will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June, according to Michael Swan, the cooperative’s president/CEO.
Today’s Times-Herald includes a special section in honor of Presidents Day, featuring each of the nation’s 45 Presidents. The tabloid is being shared with school districts in St. Francis and Lee counties. As always, this special section is made possible by our advertisers.
The Widener City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6 this evening in that city’s city hall. On Tuesday, the St. Francis County Quorum Court will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., at the courthouse. Justices are expected to consider an ordinance regarding a floodplain. At 6 p.m., the Forrest City City Council is scheduled to meet at city hall. Also on Tuesday, the Wheatley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m., in that city’s city hall.
Members of the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s board voted, in a meeting held Thursday, to officially oppose a pair of bills filed by Arkansas State Legislators earlier this week that call for a merger of CRTI with neighboring school East Arkansas Community College.
The Arkansas Senate on Thursday approved a constitutional amendment that would limit punitive damages to $250,000 and give Supreme Court rule-making powers to the Legislature.
All St. Francis County offices will be closed Monday for Presidents’ Day, according to officials at the St. Francis County Courthouse.
Several schools in the area will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Arkansas lawmakers are expected to decide the fates of controversial legislation in the remaining days of the 91st General Assembly. One such bill, that would require college and universities to allow faculty members to carry guns on campus, was advanced by a Senate panel on Wednesday.
For those looking for help filing their taxes this year, the Forrest City Public Library is offering free tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers will be taking appointments through April 17.
St. Francis County District Court will host a warrant day on Saturday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.