Officers interrupt attempted gun sale

Officers with the Forrest City Police Department are searching for an armed suspect who led them on a chase Saturday afternoon, after an attempt to stop the sale of a firearm. The suspect also reportedly caused damage to a FCPD patrol car in the process.

Public meetings planned this week

Several public meetings are scheduled this week throughout the county, beginning with the Widener City Council, which meets at 6 this evening in that city’s city hall.

School Board votes yes on increases from 2015-16 fiscal year

Forrest City School District Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick clarified information about Act 1120 of the Arkansas Code, which requires school board review of certain salary increases, before school board members voted to approve a resolution in compliance with the law which lists salary increases for a number of district employees.

FCHS homecoming tonight

Homecoming week will conclude when the Forrest City Mustangs host the Paragould Rams tonight at Sam Smith Stadium.

L’Anguille festival this weekend

The city of Palestine will host it’s annual L’Anguille River Festival, which begins tonight. A full lineup of events have been prepared for people of all ages, lasting until Saturday night.

Casinos, liability measures struck from Nov. ballot

Arkansas voters will no longer have the opportunity to vote on two proposed ballot measures, as the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday tossed the casino measure and the liability limits measure from the November ballot.