Public meetings set for this week

The Palestine-Wheatley School Board is scheduled to meet at 7 this evening in the cafeteria on the high school campus in Palestine.

DRAA to pay on line of credit; ask bank for extension on loan

During a special called meeting Thursday night, the Delta Regional Airport Authority agreed to ask for an extension on a loan owed to the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas. The DRAA board also unanimously agreed to pay towards their debt, plus interest, after having officially named Shannon Hobbs as the board’s treasurer.

Obama: Country will experience tensions for quite some time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will keep his focus on reducing tensions between police departments and the communities they serve as he moves from an extraordinary closed-door meeting at the White House’s executive offices to a nationally televised town hall that will air Thursday.

Deputy suspended over Facebook post

MEMPHIS (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee has been suspended without pay over a Facebook post regarding a Black Lives Matter protest that led to the shutdown of Interstate 40.

Band department needs donations

Summer band rehearsals are approaching and the Forrest City High School Band Department is accepting donations of bottled water in preparation for upcoming marching practices.