City seeks grant for turnouts

During a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Forrest City City Council unanimously approved a resolution to apply for a grant to purchase equipment for the Forrest City Fire Department. The General Improvement Fund, or GIF, grant would be used to replace aging turnouts for the department’s firefighters.

Civic Center Commission talks rules for concessions

The Forrest City Civic Center Commission voted in a meeting held Tuesday evening to give Marcus Freeman, of M&M Catering, the in-house caterer for the facility, exclusive right to first refusal at serving concessions during events held at the Civic Center.

Burglars strike pharmacy again

Police have descriptions of two subjects believed to have burglarized a local pharmacy overnight, the second time the business has been hit this month.

Library board advised to seek legal counsel after lawsuit filed

Members of the Forrest City Public Library Board of Trustees were advised by an attorney Monday evening that the lawsuit brought against Mayor Larry Bryant and the Forrest City City Council in March, by library director Arlisa Harris, may now be the responsibility of the library and its board, rather than just Harris.

Candidates to draw for ballot positions

The St. Francis County Election Commission will meet Friday evening to draw for ballot positions for the school board election. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., at the SFC Courthouse.

Deadline is Tuesday for candidates seeking school board positions

Any potential candidate seeking election in the September school election will have until noon Tuesday to file the necessary paperwork with the St. Francis County Clerk. Despite there being a total of five positions up for election in the county’s two school districts this year, only two people have officially filed.

Community-minded students collecting fans for needy

The Forrest City Explorers, a group of community-minded junior high and high school students, are collecting box fans to distribute to elderly members of the community to use during the hot months of summer. According to the group’s leader, Officer Vanessa Brayboy of the Forrest City Police Department, the Explorers hope to provide a needed service to some of the most vulnerable members of the community who may not have air conditioning.