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Reading is an important skill throughout life, but it can be fun too. Trevon Boyd, a first grader at Central Elementary School, reads a children's book in the school's library. Photo by Alan Smith.

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Council committee agrees to recommend across the board raise - With the clock ticking towards Feb. 1, and no official budget passed for the city of Forrest City, officials are working to approve a budget for 2015 while planning to continue examining the budget submitted in December by Mayor Larry Bryant.

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Policy change approved by FC board - A short called meeting of the Forrest City School Board on Tuesday night resulted in the unanimous decision to change a policy concerning compulsory attendance.
DRAA to meet Thursday - The Delta Regional Airport Authority will hold a meeting Thursday.
Building permits exceed $3 million in Forrest City for past year - Building permits reported in November and December were enough to push the totals for this past year above the $3 million mark, but not enough to eclipse the more than $12 million recorded the previous year.
Mayor says city can use W. Broadway site - The Forrest City City Council has tentatively approved the purchase of the former Ridout Lumber Company property on West Broadway, near its intersection with Ellis Avenue.