Waiting to go home: The students at Central Elementary School lined up to go home after their official dismissal at 3 p.m., but they had been forced from the building twice earlier in the day due to bomb threats. The Forrest City Police Department has made one arrest in the incidents, which disrupted classes at most area schools, including East Arkansas Community College and Crowley’s Ridge Vo-Tech. Stephanie Hemme watches the children as they wait for their parents to pick them up. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Big game: Forrest City’s Kelson Stewart (20) defends as a Jacksonville player goes up for the layup in the first conference matchup between the two 6A-East teams lasy month at Mustang Arena. Forrest City travels to Jacksonville Friday for the rematch. Photo by Fred Conley.
Morning accident: A woman was transported to Forrest City Medical Center this morning after an accident on Interstate 40. According to a state trooper at the scene, the woman was traveling eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle as she hit some ice on the overpass at Newcastle Road. The car reportedly flipped and came to rest in the westbound lane. The Forrest City Fire Department’s rescue squad had to cut her out of the car. Neither the woman’s name nor her condition were known as of press time. Photo by David Nichol.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Building a bridge: Work to widen Highway 1 South between Haynes and Marianna in Lee County from two lanes to four is progressing. Gary Dampier, crane operator with Jensen Construction of DeMoines, Iowa, moves wires that will be used to move pillars for the new bridge in the area. Photo by Alan Smith
Looking over planning map: Mayor Gordon McCoy, left, and Danny Capps, city council member and chairman of the Forrest City Planning Commission, look over a map of a proposed land use plan which is being recommended by the planning commission. A public hearing on the plan will be held Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., at city hall. Photo by David Nichol
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Home game: Forerst City Lady Mustang Fareedah Washington (2) battles for the loose ball in a game played at Jonesboro in January. The Lady Mustangs will host Marion tonight before playing at Jacksonville Friday and at Searcy on Saturday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Making a move: Forrest City Junior Mustang Teraye Lee (22) brings the ball upcourt Monday as a West Memphis Wonder player defends. The Junior Mustangs won the 6A-East Conference game 54-40 and moved into third place in the league standings. Photo by Fred Conley.
Picture day: Today was picture day at Central Elementary, and kids were all striving to look their best. Student Taykia Henderson is posed by Echo Denmark of Covington, Tenn. with Lifetouch photography of Memphis. Photo by David Nichol.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Home damaged: This home at 1021 Truman, occupied by Delois Dent, was severely damaged by fire on Friday. Firefighters responded to the fire about 2:54 p.m. No one was injured, but 75 percent of the house received fire damage and 100 percent received smoke damage. The fire reportedly started on a couch in the living room, but what started the fire is unknown. Photo by David Nichol.