The legislation that would have merged Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute with East Arkansas Community College failed to make it out of the committee stage in both the House and the Senate on Thursday. Despite optimism expressed by the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ronald Caldwell, and the governor’s spokesman J.R. Davis, the measure died before it could be brought to the floor for a vote.
The Forrest City Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a teenager suspected of killing a horse earlier this month.
Members of the Forrest City School Board voted last night to approve a modified salary schedule for long-term substitutes in the school district who have degrees.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson expects to have the votes necessary to force a merger between Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College as the state legislature convened for a special session that began today. According to Hutchinson’s spokesman J.R. Davis, if approved, the merger would take place as early as this summer.
The 90th General Assembly of the Arkansas Legislature convened this morning for a third extraordinary session of 2016 called by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc., will be holding an event for area veterans tomorrow at the Forrest City Civic Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Forrest City police officers will be extra vigilant in enforcing the law in regards to the theft of street signs, according to Mayor Larry Bryant.
A motion calling for a special called election in August to request the passage of a one-cent tax to cover the cost of a new jail facility failed during Tuesday night’s meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court.
Members of the Forrest City City Council approved a measure to apply a fee on administrative work associated with the library, solid waste and street departments during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
Over 6,000 Entergy costumers in St. Francis County who were without power sporadically Tuesday night can expect to have power fully restored by the end of the day today.