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FCHS officials announce Class of 2017 earns $4429965 in scholarships

May 12, 2017 by Forrest City Times-Herald

Forrest City High School has announced the list of 2017 graduating seniors receiving scholarships this year. The recipients are listed alphabetically below: Erin Adkins, Henderson State University Reddie Achievement Scholarship, Arkansas Academic ...

Company to invest $410 million in Forrest City manufacturing facility

May 11, 2017 by“Hopefully, they can help us spin off some other manufacturing companies to come to Forrest City," said Mayor Bryant. "It's been a drought for awhile.” The company plans to buy more than 200,000 tons of Arkansas cotton every year to spin for textile use.

China-based textile company bringing 800 jobs to Forrest City

May 11, 2017 by KATV

KATV“Ruyi's decision to locate in Forrest City brings with it up to 800 new jobs along with a significant economic impact on Arkansas' cotton farmers,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Our business missions to China, along with ongoing work to build ...

Chinese textile company to open Forrest City plant, hire 800

May 10, 2017 by Arkansas News

Arkansas NewsGov. Asa Hutchinson, at lectern, speaks Wednesday at a news conference at the state Capitol announcing that Chinese textile manufacturer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group will invest $410 million in a plant in Forrest City that will employ 800 people.

$410 million project slated for Forrest City

May 10, 2017 by KAIT

“This project is tremendously important to Forrest City and St. Francis County not just for the great jobs it brings to our region, but also for the value to the cash crop on which the Arkansas Delta economy has been based for more than 100 years ...

The Economics of Prison Boomtowns

May 2, 2017 by CityLab

CityLabIn 2007, Eason moved his family to one such town—Forrest City, Arkansas—so he could take a deep dive into the complicated local dynamics that led to the erection of a federal prison there in the 1990s. ... So, I go to school. I'm doing my Masters ...

Forrest City teen facing rape charges

April 26, 2017 by

wreg.comFORREST CITY, Ark. -- A Forrest City teen is facing serious charges after he allegedly raped a student. Timothy Jones, 17, was arrested last Thursday at Forrest City High School. According to the police report, the 14-year-old girl started to feel sick ...

Chamber selects Norman 2017 Citizen of the Year

March 21, 2017 by Times-Herald

The Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Edward Norman, longtime educator and former headmaster of the Christ Church Episcopal School, as Citizen of the Year for 2017. Norman will be honored at the Chamber's annual banquet on ...

Forrest City homicide suspect threatens witness in Fayetteville, police say

March 16, 2017 by Arkansas Online

Arkansas OnlineFAYETTEVILLE -- A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death was arrested here late Wednesday after police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report. Bruce Heard, 25, of ...

Why prison building will continue booming in rural America

March 14, 2017 by Raw Story

Raw StoryIn 2007, I moved my family to Forrest City, Arkansas, a majority black town that welcomed a federal prison in 1997. My hope was that by studying this one town I would gain greater insight on key questions: Why is America building so many prisons? Why now?

Forrest City woman takes matters into her hands, holds attempted burglar at gunpoint

March 9, 2017 by

wreg.comFORREST CITY, Ark.-- Tired of being a victim, a Forrest City, Arkansas woman took matters into her own hands and held an accused burglar at gunpoint. 31-year-old James Ray Davis is facing charges after Forrest City Police said he burglarized her ...

House panel Ok's merger of Forrest City technical school into local community college

March 1, 2017 by KASU

Tom Darnell, a former director of the technical program at Forrest City High School, told the committee that both schools were important to the Northeast Arkansas Community – but separate entities with different goals. He also said that Crowley's Ridge ...

Forrest City man wins $1 million lottery prize

October 24, 2016 by Stuttgart Daily Leader

Stuttgart Daily LeaderWilliam Tinzie won the $1 million — before taxes — prize with a $1,000,000 Golden Ticket card he bought at Jordan's Kwik Stop in Wynne for $20. By Arkansas News Bureau. A Forrest City man cashed in a scratch-off lottery ticket Monday for a $1 million ...

Former Hog Bender passes away at 73

September 26, 2016 by Harrison Daily (subscription)

FAYETTEVILLE — Many around Arkansas knew Mike Bender much longer than Scott Reed knew him, but few doubly from both Forrest City and El Dorado could mourn Bender more deeply than the football coach he hired for Forrest City High and El Dorado ...

Morrilton art teacher retires after 41 years

May 26, 2016 by Arkansas Online

Arkansas OnlineHis interest and talent were further nurtured by a special teacher, John Isom, the art teacher at Forrest City High School, a black man teaching in an all-white school before integration. Gatling was taking too full a load his senior year to be able to ...

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