Committee praises FC District’s efforts to improve scores

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.

Updates to War Room ongoing at SFC Museum

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.

School board reviews plans on academic achievement

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.

Court: Simes erred in ordering re-sentencing for two inmates

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.

Ridgewood hosting Run for the Wall

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.