Man stabbed during assault

A man walking during the early morning hours today was reportedly stabbed in the hand when he was allegedly attacked by two men.

Woman charged after calling 911 for a ride to FC

A call to St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department deputies to help a woman in Madison from a gun-toting assailant ended with a criminal charge against the woman for filing a false police report.

IHS moves could impact East Arkansas patients and employees in four programs

Last week’s announcement that that In-Home Services (IHS) provided through the Arkansas Department of Health would be transitioning to the private sector will have an impact across the state. Locally, St. Francis County and the 13 other counties that make up the Southeast Region could see more than 650 employees lose their jobs and more than 3,200 patients looking for care.

A&P approves funding request

A revised funding request from the FCA United organization for the 2015 Fall Festival was passed by the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission in a split vote during a phone poll this morning.