St. Francis County saw a slight increase in unemployment from October to November.
Recipients of jury summonses are urged to return their forms to the St. Francis County Circuit Clerk’s office as soon as possible.
Forrest City Medical Center and HealthyWage will kick off its annual Weight Loss and Wellness Challenge with the initial weigh-in, which will be held Friday at FCMC. Teams can weigh in between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Forrest City City Council agreed Tuesday to condemn three dilapidated structures – two in Ward 2 and one in Ward 4. The council also reestablished the time, date and meeting place for their monthly meetings, and reelected councilman Chris Oswalt mayor pro tem.
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission reduced a deficit of more than $200,000 in 2016. Though the commission still spent more than it received in the previous year, an increase in profits and decrease in expenses allowed the group to come closer to balancing its budget.
A Forrest City man trying to help a pair of women get to their homes in Benton after their vehicle was involved in a wreck died from injuries suffered in a chain-reaction accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 40 near Palestine.
Members of the St. Francis County Quorum Court met for the first time in 2017 on Monday to approve county-observed holidays and committee assignments, as well as to establish the time of Quorum Court meetings. The first meeting of the year followed the swearing in of all county government officials.
Two Texas men and a woman are behind bars for their alleged involvement in a series of Walmart robberies. The group was apprehended in West Memphis on Thursday, after having allegedly robbed the Walmart in Forrest City and Wynne earlier that day.
East Arkansas Community College has announced the dates and times of advising and regular registration for the Spring 2017 semester. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 9.
Building permits filed in Forrest City in December brought the city’s permit total to $3,171,234.02 for the year.