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A potentially X-rated portion of a recent Fort Smith Board of Directors briefly made the top news this week for The Video Wire. Really bad puns are included for free.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:03pm

The Board of Trustees at NorthWest Arkansas Community College have approved the plans for a new campus in Springdale. The challenge now is raising the estimated $12 million to build and furnish it.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:11pm

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.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:18pm

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.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:25pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has hired Rodney Parks as senior director of major and planned gifts. His first day on the job is Aug. 19.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:49pm

Neck-poppin’ Dawson Meadows has sources that tell him a Fort Smith City Director almost lost a mustache over a vote on bond sales.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:04am

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.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:13pm

It’s likely to be another intense Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting Tuesday (Aug. 11).

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:27pm

Officials from University of Arkansas at Fort Smith traveled to Bentonville Friday (Aug. 7) to sign an agreement with NorthWest Arkansas Community College that will help to streamline bachelor’s degrees for NWACC students in three disciplines beginning this fall.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:32pm

The beating of animals is certainly opposed by Dawson Meadows but he comes out in the political season to endorse the beating of eggs, drums and meat if it needs to be tenderized.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:31pm

A new collaborative program tagged A-Chance is aimed at helping children in violent and crime-ridden homes succeed in their school setting and in life. Conner Eldridge, U.S. Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, joined law enforcement and school officers on Wednesday (Aug.

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:33pm

An historical change in who handles the bulk of city of Fort Smith bond issuances was approved Tuesday (Aug. 4) by the Fort Smith Board of Directors, with Little Rock-based Stephens Inc. now sharing underwriting duties with Raymond James.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:31pm

Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen is not giving up on his effort to push back against the move now underway to change the mascot and fight song at Southside High School. On Tuesday (Aug.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:45pm

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted approval to Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Logistics Management beginning in the fall.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:55am

A growing population in Northwest Arkansas and continued benevolent support for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation are two good reasons why the Little Rock-based hospital is reportedly eyeing Springdale for a new child specialty facility.

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:03pm

A long-time area provider of free and affordable healthcare services has a new name as part of an expanded effort to offer medical services to a broader audience.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:34pm

Dawson Meadows reports that the same crack staff who selected the name for Fort Smith’s Parrot Island Waterpark has been appointed to find a new mascot for Southside High School. Once again, Meadows is dealing with bad information. Or no information.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:55am

It didn’t take long for a majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors to reject a plan that would annex 875 acres centered on the new intersection of Interstate 549 and U.S.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:30pm

A new independent school under development by the Walton Family Foundation won’t impact other education opportunities, including the public school district and the soon-to-open campus of Haas Hall Academy, officials said.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:58pm

Nearly one in three children (29%) residing in Arkansas live in poverty, compared to 22% nationwide, according to a new report from the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:38pm


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