Friday’s meeting between the Arkansas Board of Education’s special committee on academically distressed schools and the Forrest City School District was very positive, as committee members praised the work of Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick and the district’s efforts over all.
The next phase of construction on Interstate 40 in St. Francis County will begin this week with overnight lane closures on I-40 on bridges at Shell Lake and Blackfish Lake.
Employees and volunteers have begun making updates on the War Room at the St. Francis County Museum thanks to a donation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2869 of St. Francis County.
Kelly Lewis Real Estate opened in Forrest City in January of 2015, and owner and real estate agent Kelly Lewis said she is committed to helping grow Forrest City and the surrounding area.
Several meetings are planned for this week throughout St. Francis County.
Academic distress and plans for improving academic achievement in the Forrest City School District were the topics of a retreat held by the Forrest City School Board and Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick Thursday night.
A 2013 decision by Circuit Judge L.T. Simes in a Lee County case has been reversed and remanded by the Arkansas Supreme Court after the court ruled that Simes erred when ordering the re-sentencing of two men who had been sentenced to state prison for life without parole for murders committed when the men were 17.
A charter bus filled with middle school students from Memphis caught fire about 7 this morning on Interstate 40.
This evening at 7 p.m., the Forrest City High School Class of 2015 will graduate in front of family, friends and teachers in Mustang Arena, due to the threat of rain.
Motorcyclists who are part of an effort to raise awareness of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action will stop at Ridgewood Baptist Church at 6 p.m., on Sunday, May 17.