Perplexed that the unanimous Fort Smith School Board vote to change the Southside High School mascot is still facing intense opposition, Dawson Meadows succumbs to a bleep-inducing request of the primary Rebellious instigator.
Fort Smith Fire Chief Mike Richards said his decision to retire Oct. 30 is “strictly personal” and “absolutely has nothing to do” with what has been a tough budgeting process that has included a reduction in fire and police pension benefits.
The latest attempt to oppose the change of the mascot and fight song at Southside High School in Fort Smith hinges upon a difference between an official mascot and a “nickname,” according to an injunction filed Tuesday (Sept.
Victoria Giles has joined Western Arkansas Ballet as the new dance instructor and will teach tap levels I-III and beginning and intermediate hip hop. In addition, she will offer an 8-week session of musical theatre for ages 6-10 beginning Sept.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $8.5 million to 13 Arkansas airports for upgrades and expansions. The individual grants range from $3.498 million at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to $38,000 for the Hot Springs airport.
Maryl Koeth’s office is located inside the 100-year-old plus historic train station in downtown Van Buren. Koeth is a strikingly attractive, fashionably dressed, professional woman, and at first one might think she is totally out of place in such an old fashioned setting.
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.