St. Francis County’s unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent, give it the 10th highest jobless rate in the state.
Chrystal Seawood, a Forrest City High School graduate, is excited to return to her alma mater this fall as a first-year Fellow with the University of Arkansas’s Arkansas Teacher Corps, teaching ninth grade English and focusing her students on writing and literacy.
A plan that would have closed the Interstate 55 Mississippi River Bridge at Memphis has been postponed for at least a year, a decision receiving support from Sen. Keith Ingram.
A truck fire near the bridge at Beaver Slough on Interstate 40 caused a nightmare for Eastern Arkansas travelers Friday afternoon and into the early evening.
The second Fireworks on the 4th event in Colt was a success with the fire department raising more than $3,000, according to Colt Mayor Randy Hefner.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A heat warning has been issued for several counties in Eastern Arkansas and a heat advisory is in effect for the remainder of the state – both through Tuesday evening.
Forrest City officials are hopeful a break in the weather will provide an opportunity for construction of the city’s new fire department substation to begin soon.
Over $30,000 was raised for the East Arkansas Community College Foundation through its annual golf tournament, held last month at the Forrest City Country Club.
Area Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are waiting to learn the impact of the passage of a federal highway and transit bill earlier this week.
Two people have agreed to be on a referral list of certified persons willing to perform marriages, both traditional and same-sex, in St. Francis County, according to officials at the St. Francis County Judge’s office.