Friday, April 19, 2013
Several employees at the St. Francis County Courthouse today participated in National Blue and Green Day. The employees wore blue and green to show support for organ donation. Ginadell Adams, left, who organized the local event, said she did so to honor local organ recipients including her sister, Allison Fogg, a two-time heart transplant recipient, and Brittney Tracy, also a heart transplant recipient. Adams speaks with St. Francis County Treasurer Tammy Talley while presenting her with a pin for organ donation. Photo by Alan Smith.
The Palestine-Wheatley School District hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new elementary campus Thursday night in Palestine. Superintendent Jon Estes was one of several speakers during the event which featured a tour of the new building, a performance by the school district’s band and refreshments for students, parents, staff and patrons. Photo by Kendall Owens.
East Arkansas Community College held a College and Career Day on Thursday as part of its week-long Spring Fling event. Several colleges, military recruiters and employers packed the EACC Gym for the event. The Bureau of Prisons table was one of the stops for Briana Wade, left. Continuing, from left, are BOP recruiter Anthonio Anderson, speaking to Wade, Gaynell Wilburn, speaking to prison employee Jeffery Ponder, and prison employees Ida Minton and Annie Norman. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Warmer weather has given children a chance to get outside and play. Three-year-old Karington Wiley takes advantage of the weather this morning at a local day care. Wiley shows off on the swings. Photo by Alan Smith.
Forrest City Mustang Demetric Howard (26) glances across the field after beating a pickoff throw back to first base in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Blytheville. Forrest City won both games. Photo by Fred Conley.
Traffic traveling on North Washington Street near the Highway 1 Bypass was slowed on Wednesday after a pickup hauling a trailer loaded with large pieces of wood jackknifed and ended up in a ditch. Pieces of the wood were scattered across the roadway and in the ditch. Details on the driver or if anyone was injured in the accident were not available as of press time. Photo by Alan Smith.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Forrest City School Board members and interim superintendent Joye Hughes, standing, continue to discuss ways to improve the financial state of the district during a called meeting Tuesday evening. Pictured, from left, are board members Glenn Shepherd, Marvin Metcalf and board president Joey Astin. Not pictured, but attending the meeting are members Sandra Taylor, Larry Jayroe and Pierre Evans. Board member Will Harris did not attend the meeting. Photo by Alan Smith.
Firefighters with the Forrest City Fire Department were called to this house fire at 124 Cisco Street about 7:45 this morning. Complete details were not available as of press time; however, officials with the FCFD said the occupant of the home was Talisha Pearson. The owner of the property is listed as Orlean Smith. No one was reported injured. Above, an unidentified firefighter sets up a ladder as a fan blows smoke out of the residence. Photo by Alan Smith.