QCourt approves committee seats, meeting times and holiday schedule

Members of the St. Francis County Quorum Court met for the first time in 2017 on Monday to approve county-observed holidays and committee assignments, as well as to establish the time of Quorum Court meetings. The first meeting of the year followed the swearing in of all county government officials.

Damaged pole causes some outages

Several customers of Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corporation experienced power outages over the weekend due to a damaged pole near Forrest City Medical Center.

Mayor sets goals to improve upon work during ’16

Another year is in the books for the city of Forrest City, and Mayor Larry Bryant believes residents can take away plenty of positives from 2016. The longtime Forrest City mayor is also setting goals for ways in which the city can improve in the new year.

Operation Forrest Relief results in three drug arrests

Three Forrest City men are facing a number of felony drug charges following a Forrest City Police Department Special Response Team bust on a Forrest Street home on Friday. The bust, dubbed “Operation Forrest Relief,” yielded several grams of methamphetamine and over an ounce of marijuana.

Students, teachers returning from breaks

Teachers at KIPP Forrest City will return from their holiday break on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in preparation for the return of students on Wednesday.