Airport courtesy car located

  A courtesy car for at the Delta Regional Airport in Colt has been located after being reported stolen earlier this week. According to Delta Regional Airport Authority member Corbin Brown, an individual at the airport gave a pilot permission to use the vehicle, which the pilot drove to Manila to visit family. The vehicle will be returned soon, Brown said in an email to DRAA board members. The vehicle was reported stolen after it had not been seen in a week at the airport. DRAA member Shannon Hobbs told St. Francis County Sheriff’s deputies he first noticed the vehicle was missing Saturday, and when it was still missing Tuesday, … Continued

Ride the Ridge set for Saturday

The 16th annual Ride the Ridge Poker Run will be held Saturday, April 21, with registration for riders beginning at 8 a.m. at the Stage parking lot in Forrest City.

Law enforcement to conduct 4/20 Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

Law enforcement officials from several agencies will be conducting an impaired driving campaign to coincide with an unofficial “holiday” associated with marijuana use, according to a press release received this morning from the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department.

Wynne man gets seven years in prison in sex-threats case

A 27-year-old Wynne man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison for threatening to post a girl’s naked pictures on Facebook unless she or her mother agreed to have sex with him, according to a story in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

FC School Board meets this evening

The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 this evening in the library on the junior high school campus.

Bond set in Internet stalking case

Bond was set at $100,000 on Wednesday for a Marianna man accused of Internet stalking of a child. Russell McBride, 52, Marianna, was arrested on the charge Monday by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force. McBride was arrested after DTF agents created a fake Internet chat account of a 14-year-old girl, according to reports. After “chatting” through the fake account, McBride agreed to meet the girl after school at which time he was arrested and charged.

Student art exhibit at EACC Gallery

The East Arkansas Community College Gallery in Forrest City is hosting the East Arkansas Art Educators Association’s student art show exhibit through Friday, April 27.

Fingers are older than forks

Several sources define finger food, rather obviously, as food that is meant to be eaten using the fingers, as opposed to knives and forks.