Lifesaving trainingEmployees at Woodruff Electric in Forrest City have been receiving training in CPR, first aid and AED. Certified first aid instructor Gary Chapman, of Chapman Life Services, instructs linemen on how to properly perform lifesaving techniques on practice dummies. Chapman, right, watches as Woodruff Electric employee Joe Myers performs chest compressions on a test dummy. Photo by Caleb Talley
Senators question Hutchinson’s plan to cut income taxes - The 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas Legislature is wrapping up the first week of its 2017 regular session. The first critical issue some legislators are facing is Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to cut taxes.
Also in the news
Infant suffers severe burns after crib catches fire; father facing charges - An infant is being treated for second-degree burns after her father allegedly placed her crib too close to a stove, causing it to catch fire.
Holiday closings announced - Several area schools will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., holiday on Monday.
Annual plunge to benefit Special Olympics moves to Sam Smith Stadium at FCHS - The 2017 Special Olympics Arkansas Polar Plunge® is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning at 1:30 p.m., with a change in the location for this year.
St. Francis County included in USDA pollinator initiative - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has started a special pollinator initiative in 20 Arkansas counties. The effort in those counties, which includes St. Francis County, will help to increase and enhance the pollinator habitat in the state.