08/03/17 Today Last Day For School Registration


Today is the last day of registration for students in grades 7 through 12 at Fordyce High School. Today is the day juniors and seniors are to register. The hours are 8am till 3pm. Parents must come register their children and pick up schedules. Locker rent is $5.00.  All students are required to have a locker.

Registration continues today at Bearden High School for grades 9 thru 12. Registration forms must be completed before a schedule is received and a parent or guardian must complete the forms. Locker fee is $10.00 and must be paid before a locker can be assigned. Anyone who owes fines or lunch money from last year must pay before they can register.

Teachers in Fordyce and Bearden School Districts report for work on Monday. School gets underway on August 14.

The 239th traffic fatality of the year was recorded in Sebastian County on U.S

Highway 71 at Brooken Hill Drive in Ft. Smith.

According to a preliminary state police report..63 year old Janet Kessler died of

injuries suffered in a crash involving three vehicles. Kessler's 2014 Chevrolet

Cruze..eastbound on Brooken Hill Drive was hit broadside by a southbound

2006 Toyta Tacoma..the light changed and the driver of the Tacoma attempted

to stop..but not in time and struck Kessler's vechile on the drivers side..Kessler's

car then spun into a light pole and then collided with a a north bound 2015

Hyundai Sonota..who was stopped in the northbound turning lane of U.S. 71.

The drivers of the other vehicles not available in the report.

The injured were taken to a Ft. Smith hospital..where Kessler died of her

injuries. Weather conditions were clear..the roadway dry at the time of the

crash at 11:14 Thursday morning. Ft. Smith PD investigated.