During the recent Arkansas Delta Byways Banquet, a local farming business was presented an award for its efforts in bringing in tourism.
The winter weather this week and cold temperatures should not have much impact on area farmers, according to Mitch Crow with the St. Francis County Extension Service.
The Arkansas Department of Education’s Charter Authorizing Panel (CAP) has approved a change in location for the KIPP Delta Charter Schools’ Forrest City location, which is scheduled to open in August.
As of press time, the Forrest City School Board meeting scheduled for this evening was still going to be held.
The board will meet in the library on the junior high campus, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
The Forrest City City Council meeting rescheduled from Tuesday to tonight has been canceled.
The council’s next meeting is set for Tuesday, March 3.
State Representatives Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, and Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, agree that much of the difficult work before the 90th Legislative Session has been taken care of, but admit there are still things that need to be done.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are continuing their efforts to remove the final remnants of ice from this week’s winter storm from area roadways, even as forecasts predict more icy weather for the area into the weekend.
While most of the main thoroughfares in the area have been cleared of ice, many residential roads still have bad spots.
The Forrest City Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a West Broadway business Tuesday morning.
There will be no classes in the Forrest City School District on Wednesday, Feb. 18, due to road conditions from Monday’s inclement weather.