Fire at “The Valley”: Forrest City firefighters were called to Mr. Bill’s Valley, known to many simply as “The Valley,” at 2512 E. Broadway, on Thursday afternoon. The origin of the fire was not determined. Extensive damage was done to the small building. Traffic on Broadway was blocked while the fire was being fought. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Up and over: Forrest City senior Marcus Britt (32) shoots over a pair of Marion defenders Tuesday night at Marion. Forrest City will host Jacksonville tonight at Mustang Arena for a varsity girls-varsity boys 6A-East Conference doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Building project: Working together can be fun, even if you’re sisters. Staley Page, left, 6, and Sydney Page, 7, work on a miniature building project at a local day care. Photo by David Nichol.
Loose ball: Jacksonville’s Damien Akins (21) and Hughes’ Darren Smith (24) go after a loose ball during a game played at the Red Devil Classic tournament recently. Jacksonville comes to Forrest City Friday night for a 6A-East Conference game at Mustang Arena. Hughes will host Brookland in a 3A-3 game Friday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Work beginning: From left, Bill Wilson, with Electric Wholesale Supply, and David Hamby and Wayne Loggins with Jancour Inc., general contractors, look over some of the plans for the work to be done At the multi-purpose center at East Arkansas Community College. When complete, the building will house the new EACC Technology Center. Photo by David Nichol.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Cause of fire: An early morning fire today on Water Street could have been worse if not for a Forrest City police officer who was patrolling the area. Officer James Tucker saw the smoke from the home, kicked in the door and saved the residents. Assistant Fire Chief and fire marshall Anthony Renigar holds a bathroom exhaust fan and heater that caused the fire. Renigar said Tucker’s quick actions probably saved lives and further property damage. Photo by Alan Smith.
Back to school: It’s back to school this week for students in the Forrest City School District after a two-week Christmas break. Davonta Brown enjoys his breakfast before heading off to class. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Move it: Forrest City Junior Mustang Davyan McKinney (with the ball) shoves past a West Memphis East defender in a recent junior high basketball game. Photo by Fred Conley.