The strike in the Lee County School District moved into its eighth day today after some officials expressed optimism last week that teachers would be back in class to begin the week.
A pair of area legislators have joined the effort to resolve issues between the Lee County School District and its teachers, who voted last week to strike.
Several mayors and elected county officials met Wednesday at the courthouse with St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes.
With predictions of winter precipitation for the remainder of the week, area law enforcement agencies are warning motorists to take it slow or just stay home.
Members of the Civic Center Commission gave themselves a little more leeway on Monday for contract talks with D&R Catering, the on-site caterers at the Forrest City Civic Center.
After just six months in operation, the Forrest City Wellness and Mutli-purpose Center is seeing membership numbers that have exceeded expectations.
The dispute over the rejection of a pay raise by the Lee County School Board last week has escalated into a strike.