Retirement cake

Employees of Woodruff Electric and members of the community spent much of Friday afternoon honoring the service of longtime employee Joe McNair. McNair, who spent 46 years with the electric company, pauses to look at a cake that was presented to him during the event. Photo by Caleb Talley

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Budget committee to seek $2.5 million to fund city projects - The Forrest City City Council's budget committee will be tasked with finding and allocating approximately $2.5 million in the coming weeks in order to begin construction of the city aquatic center and a new city hall. According to Mayor Larry Bryant, construction on both facilities could begin this summer.

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FCSD students to begin ACT-Aspire testing - Testing for students in the third through 10th grades in the Forrest City School District will begin this week and district officials are encouraging students and parents to take every opportunity to ensure success.
Man flees police, chased across junior high campus - A Forrest City man is behind bars after leading police on a foot chase through the Forrest City Junior High School campus on Friday.
FCSD holding registration - The Forrest City School District will hold its pre-school and kindergarten registration round-up for the 2017-18 school year, tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mustang Arena.
FCSB approves salary schedule, hears update on future track facility - Members of the Forrest City School Board met during a special called meeting Thursday to revisit agenda items that were tabled during a Monday night meeting due to a board training session.