News Notes

Foster children need donations, Crossroads Coalition banquet is Thursday

Push to merge EACC/CRTI on agenda

The future of Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute will be in the hands of Arkansas lawmakers, as state legislators prepare for a three-day special legislative session that will include addressing a proposal to merge the vocational school into East Arkansas Community College. The decision to put the proposal before lawmakers comes as no surprise to administrators from both institutions, but it is met with mixed reactions.

Caldwell cites savings; other legislators question urgency

Arkansas lawmakers will convene Thursday for another special legislative session called by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to address a number issues he has expressed to warrant immediate action. Among the 14 agenda items to be brought before the legislature is a proposal to merge Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute into East Arkansas Community College.

News Notes

Library closing for staff development, QC, FC Council meetings tonight

Work crews taking down Old Central focus on asbestos

Demolition on the former administration building, also known as Old Central, will begin in the next few weeks, according to officials from Nabholz Construction. The asbestos abatement on the west side of the building, facing Division Street, was completed last week.