Patrolman honored: Forrest City Mayor Gordon McCoy, left, presents a plaque to Patrolman James E. Tucker as Interim Police Chief Dwight Duch looks on. Tucker was honored for his actions on the morning of Jan. 9, when he was credited with saving the lives of two people when he saw their house on fire and got them out safely. McCoy commented that while it could be said that police and firefighters are doing their job when they save someone, “we shouldn’t take them for granted.” Photo by David Nichol
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Landing zone: The recent rains have turned local farm fields into lakes, which is just perfect for thousands of snow geese. This very large group of the birds were along the Highway 1 Bypass on Monday. Photo by Alan Smith.
JOHN THOMPSON FILE: Age: 51; Hometown: Forrest City; College: University of Central Arkansas at Conway (1978)
Coaching History: Defensive coordinator at Florida, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State; co-defensive coordinator: South Carolina; head coach: Eastern Carolina; athletic director at University of Central Arkansas
GUS MALZAHN FILE: Age: 41; Hometown: Fort Smith; Education: Fort Smith Christian High School (1984) COLLEGE: Henderson State University (1990)
Playing Experience: Walk-On WR at Arkansas (1984) under Ken Hatfield; Transferred to HSU (1987-89)
Coaching History: Offensive coordinator at Hughes (1991); Head coach at Hughes (1992-95); Head coach at Shiloh Christian (1996-2000); Head coach at Springdale (2001-05); Offensive coordinator at Arkansas (2006)
Damaged by water: St. Francis County Clerk Elizabeth Smith looks over damage to her office caused by water leaking through the building’s roof. Ceiling tiles and offices throughout the courthouse were damaged from leaks in the roof during the weekend rain. The quorum court has been discussing the roof problems for the past three years, and has patched areas, but has failed to replace the entire roof. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Woman injured: Barbara Ann Williams, 55, of 925 S. Rosser is wheeled to an ambulance after a manhole cover slipped out from under her Friday morning, causing her to fall up to her arms into the hole. According to witness accounts, she was taking a garbage cart to the curb when she stepped on the manhole cover and it went out from under her. She had bruises and complained of pain. She was taken to Forrest City Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Photo by David Nichol.
Defending the paint: Forrest City sophomore center Gavin Glandton, left, defends against a Jacksonville player Friday night at Mustang Arena. Forrest City rallied late in the fourth period to take a 53-50 win over the Red Devils to stay unbeaten in 6A-East conference play. Photo by Fred Conley.