E-waste collection event is Thursday

People wanting to get rid of electronic waste, or e-waste, will have an opportunity on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the intersection of Broadway and Rosser streets.

FCHS seniors taking the challenge

The Forrest City High School Class of 2015 is preparing for a cold shower on Friday as they will be accepting the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Crittenden hospital announces closing

WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility.

New Civil War marker unveiled during ceremony

A large group gathered at the intersection of Highways 1 and 306 in Colt Saturday morning to witness the unveiling and dedication of the new Taylor’s Creek and Mount Vernon Civil War Sesquicentennial marker.

Recycling event to help residents get rid of items

The East Arkansas Planning and Development District, with assistance from officials with the city of Forrest City and NEARCO, will host a recycling and e-waste collection event Thursday, Aug. 28, at the intersection of Broadway and Rosser Streets

Downtown Revitalization Committee reveals goals for participation in ADN 

The Forrest City Downtown Revitalization Committee has set three overall goals for Forrest City’s first year as part of the Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN) and Main Street Arkansas. Jenny Vandiver, with the Downtown Revitalization Committee, said the year’s plan involves both long-term and short-term goals intended to help make downtown Forrest City a community-friendly area.

PPD again participating in surplus program

The Palestine Police Department was temporarily suspended from a federal program that provides surplus Department of Defense equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies for use in anti-drug or counter-terror operations.