FC man found dead in backyard; FCPD investigation is ongoing

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.

Forrest City ISO rating to improve effective in May

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.

Local city council meetings

  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.

FCPL hosting new program

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.

Council appoints Reeves to vacant Ward 3 position

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.