A St. Francis County crime victim was awarded $7,500 through the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board in September.
Tax collections for both personal taxes and real estate taxes saw increases of about $200,000 for 2013, according to figures provided by St. Francis County Chief Deputy Collector Georgia Barnes.
The Forrest City Water Utility Commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the water department headquarters on North Rosser Street.
A local elementary school librarian will be the featured reader at Tuesday’s Halloween story time at the Forrest City Public Library.
The Eastern Arkansas Regional Career and Job Expo will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Arkansas Community College’s Fine Arts Center.
Early voting totals soared past 1,000 a little more than a week away from the General Election.
St. Francis County Election Commission Chairman Frederick Freeman is urging local candidates to keep their races clean as complaints are circulating regarding campaign sign theft and electioneering as voters cast early ballots.
Planning for the fifth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner has begun.
More than 800 area residents have cast ballots during the first week of early voting ahead of the Nov. 4, General Election. Included on those ballots are four constitutional amendments and a proposed act submitted by a petition of the people.
Representatives of a company in California have been contacting local residents, offering them the opportunity to pay for current grant deeds and a property assessment profile, but St. Francis County Circuit Clerk Bette Green said that same information can be obtained under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act just by visiting the courthouse.