Meetings planned for next week

The Palestine-Wheatley School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11, on the Wheatley campus.

Case involving incident at Love’s sent back to SFC Circuit Court

A judge in St. Francis County was ordered Wednesday to take another look at the case of a woman who sued a Love’s Travel Stop after she tripped and fell on a rolled-up rug near the store’s entrance, according to a story in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Woman sentenced for role in multi-million dollar feeding program scheme

A Helena woman was sentenced to prison Wednesday for her role in a multi-million dollar scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas, according to a press release from Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

I-40 among 25 deadliest roads

Interstate 40 is on the list of America’s most deadly highways, according to Teletrac Navman, a company that analyzes trends in commercial transportation, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported today.

Billingsley wins final Pigskin

  It was a perfect ending to a perfect Professor Pigskin Contest season. Ava Billingsley, of Forrest City, turned in a perfect Pigskin entry to win the final Times-Herald Pigskin of the 2017 season and the $50 prize that goes along with the entry. Two readers missed just one of the selected games each while six readers missed just two. The Earle-Foreman high school playoff game was not a factor in the final Pigskin when Earle forfeited its season and playoff victories last week.