Early voting total climbs

As of this morning, 136 residents have cast their votes in the Preferential Primary election during early voting in St. Francis County.

PWHS graduation is Tuesday night

Palestine-Wheatley High School will hold its 2018 graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 7 p.m., on the school’s football field. Hunter Hodges and Peyton Reeves will share the role as co-valedictorians for the PWHS class of 2018. This year’s salutatorian is Marylynn Armstrong.

Public meetings set for this week

The Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce office. The Forrest City Civic Center Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the Civic Center. Also this week, members of the Delta Regional Airport Authority are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Colt Community Center to elect new officers.

Early voting begins in primary

Early voting is underway in the state’s primary and nonpartisan judicial election, days after the state Supreme Court said officials could enforce a voter ID law that a judge declared unconstitutional. Early voting for the May 22 election began today and will run through Monday, May 21. As of this morning, 68 voters had cast ballots in St. Francis County. Early voting is taking place in the Quroum Court meeting room at the St. Francis County Courthouse.