Area law enforcement seeking elderly Cherry Valley man missing since Saturday

Area first responders are searching for an elderly Cherry Valley man who went missing on Saturday near St. Francis County. According to a press release from the St. Francis County Office of Emergency Management, Floyd Loye Canard, age 79, of Cross County has been missing since Saturday afternoon, after leaving the River Ridge Nursing Home in Wynne in a 2002 white Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck.

SFC unemployment rate rises again in June

St. Francis County’s unemployment rate rose in June, extending the county’s downward trend to two months. St. Francis County was just one of many counties in the Delta region to see employment figures worsen.

FCity building permits reach $1.9 million in July

The city of Forrest City approved nearly $1.9 million in building permits during July, according to records from Forrest City City Hall. Work to reconstruct McDonald’s on North Washington Street makes up the bulk of the total amount approved.