Council considers regulating gaming machines in city

An ordinance to set licensing fees, penalties and fines for coin-operated amusement machines in Forrest City is headed back to the drawing board after city attorney Alan Cline questioned the amount of the fees during Tuesday’s Forrest City City Council meeting.

Council agrees to move forward with solar project

The Forrest City City Council authorized Forrest City Water Department manager Calvin Murdock to move forward with a grant request to fund all or part of a $5.5 million proposal that could help reduce the utility’s electrical costs through the construction of a solar array.

Plea, arraignment set for Friday

Criminal plea and arraignment has been set for Friday, at 9 a.m., in the upstairs courtroom at the St. Francis County Courthouse.

Library to cash in CDs to fund needed repairs

The opening of bids for a new skylight at the Forrest City Public Library and the news that state auditors want the City of Forrest City more involved with the finances of the facility dominated the discussion at Monday’s library board meeting.

55 cases of wine reported stolen from 18-wheeler

Numerous cases of wine are believed to have been stolen, and a couple of containers of chicken were tampered with during a pair of tractor trailer break-ins overnight Sunday in Palestine.