The Forrest City Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery of a Springdale man that reportedly occurred on Mann Street Tuesday.
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.
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.
During a regular meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday, justices voted to adopt two ordinances, one accepting a budget for 2017 and another to restore funds to the St. Francis County Indigent Care Board.
The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 this evening in the library on the junior high campus.
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.
Students at Forrest City High School will soon be receiving another opportunity to find success in college through The College Initiative — a Memphis-based organization working to help students in the Delta gain access to college educations.
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.
Brandon Keeling held off two other readers to win last week’s Professor Pigskin contest.
Two people were killed in recent days in separate accidents on Highway 1.