Budget talks begin in earnest; tow pay raises proposed
Chilly work: It may be cold outside, but there is still work that has to be done. From left, Marland Brown, Ivory Jones and Leotis Haggins, with the Forrest City Water Utility, work to unclog a sewer line on Forrest Street. Photo by David Nichol.
The Forrest City City Council on Thursday began working with two budgets presented by Mayor Gordon McCoy — one which includes a 3 percent raise for city employees, and one which includes a 5 percent raise.