One could get whiplash watching the last few monthly Fort Smith sales tax revenue reports. The 1% street tax tally was up 11.6% in the May report, down 5.47% in the June report and surging back up to 10.7% in the July report.
A “future” school that could teach Fort Smith students how to build “Back To The Future” style hoverboards is in the works. That’s according to the recent edition of The Video Wire, which has been known to get things wrong. Bad wrong. Frequently.
When Dr. Becky Paneitz walked away in 2013 from her 10 years as president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, she had no long-term plans for what she would tackle next. She wasn’t without challenges.
Revenue from sales tax collected by Northwest Arkansas’ four largest cities rose 7.13% in August after only fractional gains in July. The cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale reported combined sales tax revenue of $5.081 million, compared to $4.743 million a year ago.
An application for Future School, a public charter planned for Fort Smith, was filed July 28 with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Trish Flanagan says she is “positive about where we are heading,” and is hopeful a large delegation will attend an Oct.
A relaxation of off-street parking requirements in commercial zones is hoped to spur new development or redevelopment in older Fayetteville commercial areas. The proposal will be considered by the Fayetteville City Council on Sept.
Progress is slow but it’s happening on the much-anticipated 21-mile Bella Vista Bypass that will link Highway 72 near Gravette directly to U.S. 71 in North Bentonville. Chamber of Commerce, state Highway officials and legislators from Benton County gathered Friday morning (Aug.
The Unexpected Project on Thursday (Aug. 13) announced eight popular international urban and street artists for the line up of the inaugural Festival of Murals set for Sept. 3-12 in downtown Fort Smith. The artists range in geography includes from Ireland to Belgium to Brazil.
Come Monday (Aug. 17), the newest building on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus is estimated to welcome up to 400 students and wholly change how the university delivers art, design and printmaking education.
The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program (CAHM) got a shot in the arm from the Walton Family Foundation that will infuse more than $15 million toward program expansion.