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The Downtown Revitalization Committee is getting ready to host a Rock the Ridge event on Saturday, Oct. 2. Ann Claire Vaccaro, left, holds a banner for Chris Oswalt as he works to hang it on the front porch of the St. Francis County Museum, which will be the site of next weekend’s event.....…

Several Marianna residents and businesses are spending this week making final preparations ahead of Marianna's annual Autumn on the Square Festival, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. Marianna Fireman and Code Enforcement Officer Doug Kennedy uses a fire hose to clean the outside of th…

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Palestine-Wheatley Rotary Interact Club member Molly Pipkin, left, hands out dictionaries to students at Stewart Elementary. Pipkin joined Forrest City Rotary Club members in handing out the dictionaries Tuesday, which is something the club does each year for students......read more in our e…

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The Forrest City Musical Coterie celebrated its 100th anniversary during a program Monday at the Forrest City Civic Center. Members were treated to a program featuring fellow member Janet Northcutt called “Name That Tune” in which three members were selected at random to participate in a gam…

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A car show as held Saturday on the parking lot at the Forrest City Civic Center, during which may people, even children, showed off their vehicles and won prizes. Dason Washington, 3, proudly displays the trophy he won on his Spiderman four-wheeler. .....read more in our e-edition!

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The Forrest City Fire Department is able to respond to emergency situations efficiently because they take time each day to continue training on different techniques they regularly use. Firemen Austin Hastings, left, Troy Thweat, back right, and Harold Holland practice using a mechanism to lo…

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Ann Claire Vaccaro, left, Tonya Jones, center, and Angela Wilburn join other committee members in discussing an upcoming Rock the Ridge event in downtown. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 until 7:30 p.m., and will feature the Eli Adams Band, Sarah Hughes Band and CaDari…

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The Palestine-Wheatley School Board on Tuesday discussed the progress of the new athletic fields among a number of other topics brought before the board. From left, board members Jared Parker and Blaine McCoy look over paperwork during the meeting......read more in our e-edition!

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The St. Francis County Clerk's Office will be closed throughout the week as the floors are replaced at the office inside the SFC Courthouse. Michael Davis, with National Carpet One, installs a piece of flooring in one of the rooms......read more in our e-edition!

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Children at local daycares are enjoying playing outside more now that the weather has gotten cooler. Barrett Gilchrist, 1, pretends to drive on a piece of playground equipment at a local childcare facility......read more in our e-edition!

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The William Stone House held its annual Colt Pioneer Day on Saturday. Above, Lonnie Seabaugh, left, and wife, Judy Seabaugh, enjoy gospel music on the lawn. At right, James Jackson helps out at  Cindy and Carin’s Craft Booth. The event also featured several booths for homemade items and the …

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The cooler weather in the area has allowed children to spend more time outside playing and exploring. Two-year-old Jay Ellis Turner jumps while playing with a toy on the playground at a local daycare......read more in our e-edition!

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Forrest City City Clerk Derene Cochran and councilman Danny Capps review documents prior to the beginning of Tuesday’s city council meeting. The council last night agreed to waive bidding requirements for upgrades to radio equipment in several city departments......read more in our e-edition!

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The Forrest City Fire Department responds to many different types of calls each day, but the first thing they do each day is make sure all of the equipment is ready to go at a moment’s notice. Firefighter Tyler Thorn places equipment back on the truck after inspecting it to ensure it’s in pr…

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People attending Friday nights events at the St. Francis County Fair were greeted by the sounds of live music from Eli Adams and his band. From left, bassist Mike Cobb, Drummer Jacob Brumley and guitarist and vocalist Eli Adams jam out during the Cornhole tournament at the Fair on Friday....…

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During a special called meeting of the Palestine-Wheatley School Board Tuesday, members approved a bid for the construction of a new concession stand and bathrooms for the athletic facilities. Board President Derrick Boileau, left, listens as PW Superintendent Jon Estes discusses the bid....…

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Forrest City School Board members Annie Norman, left, and Yolanda Mason review a resolution to offer incentives to employees of the Forrest City School District who get vaccinated. The incentive talks pushed the district's vaccinated staff rate to over 80%. Last night, the board agreed to pa…

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Practice was held Sunday afternoon for this week’s beauty pageants at the St. Francis County Fair, to allow contestants to get a feel for the stage. Colbie Weams, 2, practices waving at the crowd alongside her mother, Kinyuana Smith, during Sunday’s rehearsal. The beauty pageants will be hel…

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Delta Regional Airport Authority members Kendall Owens, left, and Nancy Jarratt review documents during Thursday’s meeting at the Colt facility. Board members agreed to increase the price of fuel and discussed the need for an airport manager......read more in our e-edition!

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These common Zinnia flowers are in full bloom from summer to fall in the flower beds at the St. Francis County Museum on Front Street, enhancing the beauty of the historic facility. The common Zinnia is known to thrive in dry conditions with good air flow, and are also known to attract birds…

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As temperatures continue to soar, people are looking for ways to stay cool, and local daycare centers have chosen water slides to beat the heat. Kingstin Kirkland enjoys his trip down a water slide at a local daycare......read more in our e-edition!

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Forrest City Mayor Cedric Williams addresses council members during a council retreat Friday night at the Civic Center. The group heard a presentation from the Arkansas Municipal League regarding how the city may spend $2.8 million it is expected to receive through the American Rescue Act...…

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Construction at the future home of the Speedway Convenience Store on North Washington is progressing as numerous workers are moving around the lot taking care of many different projects. An employee with Seneca Construction Company uses a skid steer to collect gravel to level the ground.

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The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas distributed commodities to those in need once again this morning at the Forrest City Sports Complex. Public Works employee Jackie Walker, left, hands boxes of food to volunteer Johnny Walker Jr., to be placed into the vehicle. The Food Bank brings commodit…

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Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee speaks to members of the city council’s personnel committee Tuesday, prior to the council meeting, to discuss incentives for workers who recommend people for jobs at the police department. The council approved Lee’s recommendation......read more in our e-edition!

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The St. Francis County Master Gardeners care for many different projects in the area, including the flower beds at the SFC Museum. Master Gardener Anita Vandiver works to weed and clean  the flower beds at the museum this morning......read more in our e-edition!

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Stewart Elementary School Principal Rafael Smith, above, opens the door for one of the many students returning to classes this morning in the Forrest City School District. Smith greeted many children and their parents as they were dropped off to begin the new school year. At right, second gr…

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Dr. Cathie Cline, President of East Arkansas Community College, shares preliminary blue prints of renovations to the old CRTI building with Dr. Don Lewis, EACC Math/Science Instructor, and Brent Howton, EACC Board Chair. Cline reported updates to the board Thursday night......read more in ou…

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Another shot clinic was held at the Forrest City Civic Center today as crowds gathered to receive their first or second dose of the covid vaccines. Emily Calvert, left, receives her first dose of the vaccine, administered by St. Francis County Health Unit Administrator Kathy Barron......read…

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The Forrest City School Board will be instituting mask mandates for the school district. Above, board members Annie Norman, Yolanda Mason and Evetta Whitby join other board members in the pledge of allegiance. At right, board president Sandra Taylor listens to information about the mask mand…

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Children are out and enjoying the warm, summer weather today at daycare centers throughout the area as the summer school break is winding down. Beckett Flowers, 5, plays on a bicycle powered merry-go-round. .....read more in our e-edition!

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The Palestine Veterans Memorial Park officially opened on Saturday with multiple veterans serving as guest speakers and officials at the ceremony. Sergeant Terry Parker of the U.S. Marine Corps gives a speech shortly before dedicating the park, Saturday morning......read more in our e-edition!

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An opportunities night was held at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center on Thursday where attendees were given the opportunity to learn about academic programs, admissions processes financial aid and scholarships among other offerings. Alvin Coleman III with the admissions de…

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Construction is moving along well at the site of the new St. Francis County Jail on South Washington in Forrest City. A worker with Smith – Doyle Contractors puts down mortar before placing bricks on the exterior of the new jail facility this morning......read more in our e-edition!

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The American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Forrest City Medical Center on Thursday saw a crowd of people show up to make donations. Maryann Rosamond, left, makes her donation as nurse Christine Shear checks the setup.

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Today’sTimes-Herald includes a special section saluting this year’s St. Francis County Farm Family, Cottonwood Farms of Widener. The farm is a partnership between brothers Dusty and Rusty Trail and their sons, Will and Ross. The partnership farms about 17,000 acres of corn, soybeans, cotton …

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Forrest City Little Theater will be performing “Steel Magnolias” on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Above, from left, Lawson Thomas, Gwyneth Goff, Cassey Renfrow and Kim Danehower rehearse lines for the play in the choir room at Graham Memorial Pr…

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Many children at area daycares are spending more time indoors during this time of year when it’s usually too hot to play outside for very long. Seven-month-old Kalani Abram plays with blocks while flashing a big smile this morning at her local daycare......read more in our e-edition!

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Children are enjoying a variety of summer courses this year at East Arkansas Community College. Above, Abigail Walker and Garrett Nichols share ideas while working on their pottery projects in the Play with Clay Pottery Camp for children in third through sixth grades. At right, Avery Halbert…

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The annual Mightymite Triathlon was held Saturday in Forrest City. Participants began the race with a swim at Village Creek State Park before grabbing their bicycles for a ride along Highway 284 to East Arkansas Community College where they traded their bicycles for running shoes to complete…

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Forrest City School Board President Sandra Taylor listens as another board member speaks during the Thursday night board meeting while board Larry Devasier reviews documents. The board agreed last night to begin offering $200 monthly incentives to each staff member who receives the Covid vac…

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Crime scene tape surrounds the entrance to a trailer on Old Mlitary Road in Colt Wednesday afternoon after three people were found dead inside the residence from carbon monoxide poisoning. The carbon monoxide levels were over 1,000 ppm when first responders arrived. The home had to be ventil…

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. José Romero discuss the importance of the Covid vaccinations during a visit to Forrest City Tuesday evening. The stop was part of Hutchinson’s ‘listening tour’ to promote vaccinations throughout the state. The Lee Count…

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No one is too young to help paint crosswalks in downtown Forrest City as part of the crosswalk project. Merritt Higginbothom, left, and Fuller Higginbothom join Smith Insurance Company employees and others this morning at the Hill and Rosser streets intersection to help paint an American Fla…

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Emile Willard places ice from a cooler into a cup for a customer. Willard and several other children manned a booth at the Forrest City Farmers Market Saturday, selling lemonade to thirsty shoppers......read more in our e-edition!

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Get ready for the BEST! The Times-Herald readers' choice nominations are now live! Go to https://heritage.secondstreetapp.com/Forrest-City-2021/ to nominate your favorites today!

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Children at a local daycare enjoy playing in a sprinkler this week while temperatures continued to rise across the area. Rain showers Thursday brought some much-needed rainfall and relief to residents......read more in our e-edition!

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Fighting fires can be difficult in any climate, but during the summer heat, firemen have to take extra care to make sure they stay hydrated when responding to calls. Forrest City Fire Chief Shane Dallas, left, delivers drinks to firemen, from left, Lt. Chris Ray, Capt. Zakk Jumper and Wesley…

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