FCPD investigate alleged robbery

The Forrest City Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery of a Springdale man that reportedly occurred on Mann Street Tuesday.

QC denies request to collect economic tax for Core-Mark

An ordinance to enact a one-half cent county-wide sales tax to raise funds for industrial development — namely a parking lot expansion at Core-Mark in Forrest City which would use $125,000 of the tax money collected— failed during a meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday evening.

Council offers letter of support for FCAWAC fundraising effort

Members of the Forrest City City Council unanimously agreed to provide a letter of support to the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to agreeing to sign the letter, the council also agreed to give the group more time to raise funds and reach prospective donors before deciding on which aquatic center design to move forward with.

A&P approves $1.4 million for FAC programs

Members of the Forrest City Advertising and Promotions Commission approved five funding requests during a regularly scheduled meeting this morning, including a 10-year contract with East Arkansas Community College for more than $1.4 million. In all, the commission agreed to fund in excess of $1.52 million in projects.

Grand jury indicts Boeckmann on 21 charges

The former Cross County District Judge accused of giving lighter sentences to misdemeanor defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts has been indicted on 21 federal charges, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Monday.