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.
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.
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.
The St. Francis County Health Unit will be giving flu vaccines at Forrest City Civic Center from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Homecoming week will conclude when the Forrest City Mustangs host the Paragould Rams tonight at Sam Smith Stadium.
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.
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.
Forward Arkansas, an initiative to improve educational outcomes across the state, will announce their presence in the Lee County School District on Friday with a ceremony to be held in Marianna.
Deputies with the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office have logged nearly 5,000 citations since implementing an electronic citation system in February.
The Forrest City School Board is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30 in the library on the junior high campus.