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Sondra LaMar, long-time public relations director at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, is leaving UAFS at the end of June, marking almost 42 years working in higher education.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:19pm

Craig Box of Fort Smith announced Wednesday (June 25) that it had inked a five-year deal with Eureka Pizza to be its exclusive pizza box provider.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 6:05pm

The Fort Smith Fire Department was awarded a grant Wednesday (June 25) that will allow it to purchase breathing apparatuses and face masks.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:46pm

The Fort Smith Airport Commission voted Tuesday (June 24) to follow the recommendation of airport staff and form its own fire department to serve the airport in the absence of the 188th Wing's firefighting mission, which will end October 1 now that the Air National Guard's

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:57pm

Fort Smith Public Schools Superintendent Dr.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:57pm

Steve Schotta, director for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, was on Monday (June 23) handed the keys to a new Chevrolet 3500 cutaway van with a 15-foot cargo box attached.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:42pm

Citing an improved labor market and sales tax collections, the city of Fort Smith was the top performing of 16 Arkansas cities measured by an economic index created by Arkansas Tech University.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:49pm

A failed May 1 vote on whether to unionize workers at an OK Foods facility in Heavener, Okla., could be dismissed by the National Labor Relations Board after it claimed the company interfered with the vote.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:57pm

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has selected Risley & Associates as the lead architectural firm for its proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine to be built at Chaffee Crossing in east Fort Smith.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:05pm

The Walton Family Foundation is a major economic engine in its own right, providing more than $34 million in grant funding last year to dozens of local charities, educational efforts and other ventures to improve quality of life in Northwest Arkansas.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:09am

Patricia Brown has been handed her fair share of hard knocks. Not only a recurrence of breast cancer that has spread to her lungs and bones, but also a stage four diagnosis.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:22pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority announced at its Wednesday (June 11) that it may soon host a meeting between legislators and private sector businesses in its attempt to secure funding for a new inland port along the Arkansas River.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:02pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum Board is boosting its 2015 public relations budget more than 500% as the museum staff prepares for several events geared toward raising money and awareness for the planned Marshals Museum in downtown Fort Smith.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:36pm

A Utah man who allegedly took $272,500 from the Southside High School band that was intended to pay for a 2012 band trip to Hawaii was in Fort Smith on Monday (June 9) where he was handed a three-count indictment for wire fraud.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:37pm

It is no secret that education systems in the 21st century faces an ever-increasing pressure to keep pace with the pace of change.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:18pm

As the last two A-10 Warthogs departed the Air National Guard base in Fort Smith on Saturday (June 7), a small boy looking to the sky was excited about what might happen next. “Do the drones come now?” he asked his mother.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 2:53pm

Sales tax revenues for the city of Fort Smith were up in April, with the revenue gap narrowing in the city for the first four months of the year.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:57pm

Van Buren municipal employees, including police officers and firefighters, could face increasing costs associated with health insurance for spouses and dependents when next year's city budget is created following a rate increase for the city.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum's Finance Committee advanced a proposed $3.176 million budget Tuesday (June 3) that includes funding for architecture and exhibit design for the museum.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 9:05pm

The departure of the of the A-10 flying mission at the 188th Fighter Wing means more than just the flying Razorbacks are leaving Fort Smith's airport, so is firefighting protection for the flying public.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:23pm

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