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Members of the St. Francis County Master Gardeners prepared flowerbeds for the spring outside a number of area establishments. Over the weekend, Amber Billingsley worked outside of the Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Caleb Talley

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Gov. Hutchinson to be speaker at annual banquet - The East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition announced on Monday that Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the guest speaker at this year's annual coalition banquet. The banquet is scheduled for March 23, and coalition officials began accepting nominations for regional awards this week.

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Arkansas cancels hearing for satanic display at Capitol - Arkansas officials canceled a hearing Thursday that had been planned for a satanic statue proposed near the state Capitol, saying a new law puts the monument on hold unless it gets legislative approval.
Walmart robbing trio in custody of FCPD - The two men and one woman believed to be responsible for a series of Walmart robberies spanning three states are now in Forrest City Police Department custody. According to FCPD officials, the three individuals, whose crime spree began in Texas, were turned over to the department on Wednesday.
QC amends floodplain ordinance following audit - The St. Francis County Quorum Court voted in a meeting held on Tuesday, to adopt updates to the county’s floodplain ordinance, following a recent floodplain audit.
FCPD investigating shooting at Cherry Street home - The Forrest City Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting on Cherry Street. According to an FCPD report, six children were inside the home that was believed to have been targeted.