The January revenue report for Fort Smith shows sales tax collections up more than 7%, an indication that merchants in the city had a robust holiday sales season, and a good start for a city that has struggled with weak tax revenue collections.
Tough talk from Arkansas tourism officials during a presentation with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and encouragement on how to not sample 375 wine varieties in one night are part of this week’s The Video Wire.
The Old Fort Homeless Coalition is moving forward with the design and bid process after receiving approval of $695,000 in grants from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to support the first phase of construction on the Riverview Hope Campus just south of downtown Fort Smith.
An effort by Fort Smith city officials to update mobile food vendor regulations that one city official says are “antiquated” and “too restrictive” is welcomed by such vendors and a majority of downtown Fort Smith property owners who participated in a recent survey on the issue.
The University of Arkansas System bestowed the title of vice chancellor emeritus to Mark Horn of Fort Smith during a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Board of Visitors meeting held on UAFS campus Feb. 17.
This week Dawson Meadows updates us on a Mars Petcare expansion that could add up to 95 good-paying manufacturing jobs, insuring more than $240 million in Fort Smith city assets, and a Festival of Murals event that is being touted as an “Unexpected Project” set for Sept.
Another round of snow and ice is predicted for most of Arkansas, according to a Tuesday report from AccuWeather. This next push of arctic air is expected to bring air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero l
A more than $230,000 difference between two bids for the city of Fort Smith’s auto and property insurance did not present an easy choice for members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors who on Tuesday (Feb. 10) reviewed the competing insurance plans.
Just a day after a $692.175 million appropriation bill for the University of Arkansas system was filed in the Arkansas General Assembly, UA officials issued a report that the flagship university in Fayetteville had in 2014 a statewide economic impact of $1.2 billion.
Several hundred people stood in long lines at the Blue Lion in downtown Fort Smith to buy U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins. Up to $5 million of the coin sales could be available to pay for exhibit work at the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.
The City Wire and Things To Do In Fort Smith are working together to provide an entertaining way to deliver recent news and to provide the readers of both websites even more access to regional event information.
AccuWeather.com is predicting more severe storms in and around Arkansas during the upcoming Spring weather cycle. The severe weather season will ramp up compared to the past three years, as more widespread warm air will prompt unstable conditions.
The Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club (FSJ) is hosting its annual “Battle at the Fort” volleyball tournament during the next two upcoming weekends – Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, and Feb. 7-8 – which will bring thousands of people to the Fort Smith area.