EACC hosting early registration

Early registration for the East Arkansas Community College summer terms and fall semester will begin Monday, April 6, during regular college hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to register early to ensure class placement.

FC City Council meets Tuesday

The Forrest City City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Tuesday at city hall.

Senate takes up religion bill at governor’s request

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state’s biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

Good Friday closings announced

The closings for this year’s Good Friday, April 3, are fewer than usual since two of the three public school districts in St. Francis County will be open.

Housing group eyes demolition of Cove Cove

The Forrest City Housing Authority Board approved a resolution Tuesday allowing agency administrators to seek authorization to demolish the Cope Cove portion of Grobmyer Circle, also known as Linden Heights.