Checking the oil

Firefighters with the Forrest City Fire Department spend much of their morning each day testing out their equipment and ensuring that everything is working properly. In the photo above, firefighter Melvin Taylor climbs under the hood of one of the department's firetrucks to check the oil. Photo by Caleb Talley

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SFC Election Commission agrees to leave poll workers at Blackfish in September - In a called meeting held Monday night, the St. Francis County Election Commission agreed not to move main poll workers stationed in Blackfish during the September school election, despite there being no contested race in the zone. Commissioners in attendance also agreed to allow the use of ballot machines at the location in order to train new poll workers.

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Whitby withdraws as FCSB candidate - LaTwon Whitby formally withdrew his candidacy from the Forrest City School Board election on Monday after submitting a letter to the St. Francis County Election Commission.
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