Council says time to move forward on aquatic center

The Forrest City City Council on Tuesday received an update from representatives of the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium on fundraising efforts for a proposed city aquatic center. The council is expected to meet again in a special called meeting before the end of the month to discuss how to move forward with the facility.

QC agrees to give coroner more funds

The St. Francis County Quorum Court voted to approve a budget increase of $3,500 for the coroner’s office during a regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday. The increase will bring the total budget for the office to $10,501 for the year.

Jury notices should be returned

Any recipient of a jury summons who has not yet returned their form to the St. Francis County Circuit Clerk’s office is urged to do so immediately, according to Circuit Court Clerk Bette Green.

Coroner: $64,000 needed to support office operations

During the second special called meeting of the Quorum Court budget committee in as many weeks, justices on Tuesday agreed to recommended a budget increase of $3,500 for the St. Francis County Coroner’s office – bringing the office’s total budget to $10,501— in response to a previous request from newly-elected coroner Stanley Hurst and his chief deputy, Effie Clay.