Residential burglary, chase lands four in SFC Jail

A residential burglary at a home in the county led to a chase involving the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police and the Forrest City Police Department. Three men and one woman are facing charges in connection with the crime.

Schools taking break next week

The 2014-15 school year is headed into the homestretch as next week area campuses will be closed for spring break.

Council agrees to purchase Ridout property

The Forrest City City Council approved the purchase of several acres which could become a city recycling center, despite a request from one council member to table the matter until officials had an opportunity to tour the facility.

Quorum Court denies application for funding

The St. Francis County Quorum Court unanimously accepted a recommendation from the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board to deny an application from an e-waste company seeking $250,000 in economic development funds.

FCSB holding board meeting

The Forrest City School Board will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the library of Forrest City Junior High School.

Financial status of school district focus of retreat

Members of the Forrest City School Board learned during a retreat Monday night that the financial stability of the Forrest City School District in the current school year is sound, but that cuts of $1.5 million will be needed in 2015-16 to keep the district that way.

Field pivot alarm catches would-be copper thieves

Now that temperatures have become more spring-like, farmers are making their ways back into the fields to check equipment ahead of this year’s planting season. Unfortunately, some will find that they have been the victims of metal thefts over the winter.

Historical Society to discuss cemeteries

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will present “Bringing It Back: Basic Cemetery Maintenance” for the St. Francis County Historical Society at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in the Quorum Court meeting room at the courthouse in Forrest City.