The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department saw a drop in property crimes last year over 2014 statistics, but recorded the same amount of violent crime reports.
St. Francis County residents with outstanding fines in District Court have an opportunity to erase half of those fines under an amnesty program currently under way.
Anyone wishing to nominate a person or organization in St. Francis County for the 2015 Citizen of the Year award will need to visit the Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce by Thursday.
The theft of two ATVs from a farm shop on South Washington ended with one of the teenage suspects being held at gunpoint by the property owner and the recovery of both vehicles.
The Forrest City compost site on Hwy. 334, will be open Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid to replace a bridge near Palestine.
On Saturday, at Village Creek State Park, more that a dozen people jumped into the chilly waters of Lake Dunn to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas.
Forrest City public works officials are beginning their annual battle with mosquitos a little earlier than normal with the pests showing their heads in the heart of winter due to recent warm weather.
Reports of property and violent crimes increased in 2015 over the previous year in Forrest City.
A bullet that ricocheted off a mailbox and into a home on St. Francis County Road 130 near Palestine is causing the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols northwest of that city.