FC’s general fund dwindling, mayor offers some options

Mayor Larry Bryant presented the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee with a variety of potential sources of revenue during Tuesday night’s called meeting. According to Bryant, the city’s general fund account is decreasing significantly with few options in place to restore it.

Council considers capital expenditures, makes no official moves on city’s budget

In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Forrest City City Council’s Budget Committee discussed amendments to each city department’s expenditures and revenues for the current year, as well as possible capital expenditures that may need to be added to the 2016 budget. Despite lengthy discussion on a number of potential expenditures, the committee made no official decision on changes to the city’s budget.

Equalization Board to elect officers

The St. Francis County Board of Equalization will meet Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse.

SFC Election Commission agrees to leave poll workers at Blackfish in September

In a called meeting held Monday night, the St. Francis County Election Commission agreed not to move main poll workers stationed in Blackfish during the September school election, despite there being no contested race in the zone. Commissioners in attendance also agreed to allow the use of ballot machines at the location in order to train new poll workers.

Whitby withdraws as FCSB candidate

LaTwon Whitby formally withdrew his candidacy from the Forrest City School Board election on Monday after submitting a letter to the St. Francis County Election Commission.