The Forrest City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating what they believe is the city’s first homicide of the year, after the body of a 35-year-old Forrest City man was found behind a home on Annette Street Sunday morning.
Several meetings are scheduled for area boards and commissions this week.
The East Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees elected new officers during their quarterly meeting held Thursday.
The Forrest City School Board approved an official calendar for the 2017-18 school year, which was determined by the district’s Personnel Policy Committee.
St. Francis County experienced an increase in unemployment in December making it the second consecutive month the county’s jobless rate has increased
Forrest City’s fire rating is scheduled to improve this year, thanks in large part to the completion of the Forrest City Fire Department substation. Following an announcement from the Insurance Services Office, the city’s rating will go from 4 to 3.
A Madison man was arrested in Forrest City on Wednesday for the 13th time since May. Eleven of his arrests during that time were for stealing from local stores, including Walmart and Dollar Tree.
The Madison City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at Madoson City Hall. The Hughes City Council will also meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at teh Hughes Community Center.
The Forrest City Public Library has recieved a grant to host a new four-part program called Pushing the Limits, which will begin on Monday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 6 p.m.
The Forrest City City Council voted during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting to appoint Justin Reeves to the vacant Ward 3 seat. The council also agreed to establish an ambulance rotation and gave the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium more time to raise funds for the city aquatic center.