Area emergency officials are keeping an eye on the L’Anguille and St. Francis rivers and warning residents to make plans for alternate routes as both rivers will continue to rise with more rainfall forecast for the area.
Mayor Larry Bryant’s visit to the Forrest City Civic Center Commission’s meeting on Tuesday resulted in commissioners unanimously voting to increase the rental rates at the facility.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials are reviewing three bids to replace a pair of bridges on Interstate 40 in St. Francis County.
The next session of the St. Francis County Fine Collection Court will be held Monday, March 16.
The Hughes School Board, meeting on Tuesday, decided to leave the matter of consolidation in the state’s hands after a meeting Friday in which members of the Forrest City School Board voted to rescind the voluntary petition for annexation and annexation agreement that was previously approved.
The Palestine-Wheatley School Board upheld a January decision by Superintendent Jon Estes to fire long-time district principal Zenna Smith, Tuesday, following a hearing held in the Palestine-Wheatley cafeteria.
The Palestine City Council has agreed to provide monthly funding for the city’s youth ball program.
A Tuesday afternoon accident on the Shell Lake bridge on Interstate 40 sent two Texas women to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Several weeks of winter weather have taken a toll on area roadways, leaving potholes along city streets, county paved roads and state highways. The weather has also halted work on the county’s gravel roads.
Members of the Madison City Council on Monday night reviewed the city’s 2013 audit, which, among other things, shows the city being cited for missing payments to the Internal Revenue Service for back payroll taxes.