Bills were submitted on Tuesday in both the Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives that would force a merger between Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College. If the measure is signed into law, the two schools would be merge as early as July 1.
Members of the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission approved more than $45,000 in funding for upcoming community events during a meeting held Tuesday morning. In addition to promising funds for three events, the commission agreed to pledge support to the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium for the proposed aquatic center project.
The Forrest City Civic Center Commission met in a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday to discuss the state of the facility.
Boar’s Head will be hosting an open house Thursday, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., at its Family Health and Wellness Center.
January revenue for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery slipped to its lowest total for St. Francis County since October. Last month’s total revenue fell nearly $100,000 short of the total from January of last year.
Members of the Forrest City Public Library Board on Tuesday voted to send library director Arlisa Harris to the American Library Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Chicago in June.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board agreed Monday to purchase a used school bus and trade in a district-owned truck. During a meeting at the Wheatley campus, the board also accepted a wireless security policy for the district, rehired administrators and approved a board-to-board transfer from the Forrest City School District.
Tiffany Calloway, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission community development regional manager for Northeast Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The St. Francis County 4-H Program is encouraging area children to get fit in a relaxing and healthy way, by embracing the power of yoga.
The Forrest City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating what they believe is the city’s first homicide of the year, after the body of a 35-year-old Forrest City man was found behind a home on Annette Street Sunday morning.