DRAA to pay on line of credit; ask bank for extension on loan

During a special called meeting Thursday night, the Delta Regional Airport Authority agreed to ask for an extension on a loan owed to the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas. The DRAA board also unanimously agreed to pay towards their debt, plus interest, after having officially named Shannon Hobbs as the board’s treasurer.

Obama: Country will experience tensions for quite some time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will keep his focus on reducing tensions between police departments and the communities they serve as he moves from an extraordinary closed-door meeting at the White House’s executive offices to a nationally televised town hall that will air Thursday.

Deputy suspended over Facebook post

MEMPHIS (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee has been suspended without pay over a Facebook post regarding a Black Lives Matter protest that led to the shutdown of Interstate 40.

Band department needs donations

Summer band rehearsals are approaching and the Forrest City High School Band Department is accepting donations of bottled water in preparation for upcoming marching practices.

Property owners to receive notices of value increases

Approximately 140 county residents will be receiving a notice of property value increases from the St. Francis County Board of Equalization and the county’s reappraisal company Delta Mass Appraisal Services, according to St. Francis County Assessor Craig Jones. The value increases will be for the tax year 2016, and will be payable by October of next year.