Willie Murdock hired by ADHE

Former Lee County School District Superintendent Willie Murdock is headed for a job with the state Department of Higher Education, after a legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on the department’s plan to hire her as the director of the Career Pathways program. Murdock’s hiring did, however, raise questions from lawmakers in the panel.

FC School Board to meet tonight

The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the library on the junior high campus.

SFC Circuit Clerk receives approval for uniform shirts

The budget committee of the St. Francis County Quorum Court on Tuesday evening heard a request from Circuit Court Clerk Bette Green for $3,304.78 to be appropriated from a special fund for the clerk’s office to cover the cost of uniforms for her office staff.

FCPL Board votes to send staff to annual conference

During a regular meeting of the Forrest City Public Library’s Board of Trustees, members voted to close the library for two days to send the staff to the Arkansas Library Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Rogers Sept. 24 through 26.

EACC offers late registration

East Arkansas Community College will hold late registration Aug. 21 through 25 for on-campus classes, and Aug. 21 through Sept. 1 for online classes.