Walking trail to be built at Stuart Springs

Mayor Larry Bryant and city officials are making plans to give Stuart Springs Park a facelift, following approval of a grant for a walking trail through the city park. Though the trail won’t be built until next year, Bryant hopes that it will help make the park a desirable destination for visitors.

CRTI board meeting tonight

The Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s Board will meet at 6 this evening in the board room.

QC reverses course on tax to fund parking lot

St. Francis County Quorum Court Justices, during a meeting Tuesday, reconsidered enacting a one-half cent county-wide sales tax to assist Core-Mark with a parking lot expansion that will use $125,000 of the $1.4 million expected to be collected from the tax over a one-year period.

County clerk resigns; McCoy to take over

During a meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court Tuesday, justices unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance accepting the resignation of County Clerk Emily Holley, effective Dec. 1.

Council to allow naming rights for aquatic center

The Forrest City City Council on Tuesday gave permission to the Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium to promise naming rights to the proposed aquatic center to prospective donors. In their financial report, FCAWAC members told the council that $100,000 in donations had been promised to the group to date.

Drought poses problems for farmers and hunters

A lingering drought may pose problems for both farmers and hunters across the state. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 86 percent of the state is experiencing drought conditions in some form or another.

CRTI Board meets Thursday

The Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s Board will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., in the board room.

PW Board accepts student transfer from FC District

Members of the Palestine-Wheatley School Board approved on Monday a second board-to-board transfer of a student from the Forrest City School District. The board also cleared up clerical errors on the school’s calendar and stipend schedule, and approved bonuses for classified staff.