Presidents honored in T-H section

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.

Public meetings set for this week

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.

CRTI board votes to oppose bills to merge with EACC

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.

Offices closing on Presidents’ Day

All St. Francis County offices will be closed Monday for Presidents’ Day, according to officials at the St. Francis County Courthouse.

Representatives differ on campus carry legislation

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.

FCPL offering tax assistance to area resident

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.