Cable for KIPPA new fiber optic cable is being installed today for the KIPP Forrest City College Preparatory School. Wesley Douglas, left, and David Sharp, with Edwards Construction of Forrest City, work at the intersection of Izard and East Cross streets, placing the line into an underground utility box. Photo by Alan Smith.
Healthcare Task Force weighs possible changes - Gov. Asa Hutchinson addressed members of the Healthcare Reform Legislative Task Force and his own Medicaid Advisory Council last week in a joint meeting to consider potential solutions for weaknesses in the state’s Medicaid program.
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New headquarters being considered for ASP Troop D in FC - State Police officials are considering ways to build or renovate several troop headquarters across the state, including the Troop D headquarters in Forrest City.
Software, programming stalls early-warning sirens - Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant is hopeful the city's new early-warning system will be online within the next few weeks after the final touches have been put on the system, which was purchased in May.
Motions to be heard in murder case - Pre-trial motions are scheduled for next week in the case of a Mississippi man accused of killing 12-year-old Joshua Wilson.
Farm Bureau again offering prize for agriculture photo - For the second year in a row, St. Francis County Farm Bureau will be offering a $100 prize to the best art representation of agriculture entered in this year’s St. Francis County Fair.