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For realtors and mortgage loan officers fearing the impacts of Van Buren's loss of eligibility for the Rural Development Loan program, it appears the city and others across Arkansas have been given a one year extension before any changes occur.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:05pm

Two fire stations built and paid for using sales tax proceeds in Fort Smith and Van Buren came in at nearly the same price per square feet, with the Fort Smith fire chief noting the use of a construction manager for savings on the city's newest firehouse.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57am

At the first Fort Smith Library Board of Trustees meeting following the failed millage increase election on Aug. 12, the board and management of the library are expecting budget cuts for the 2015 fiscal year.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:52pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House received a $36,000 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to Enhance the Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors through Patient Navigation Services.
 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:07pm

Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac announced Friday (Aug. 15) an $11,000 donation to the Fort Smith Emergency Children’s Shelter.

The dealership donated $100 to the shelter for each new and used vehicle sold during July.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:42pm

Images that appeared on Facebook this week show a Ben Geren Aquatics Center that is no longer a pile of dirt, but instead something that resembles a set of pools.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:40pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will begin rock blasting operations on the west side of McKissic Creek Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:52am

Sentencing in the high-profile fraud case of former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber has been moved from Aug. 13 to Oct. 28.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:22pm

Leadership Franklin County has selected the program’s 2014-15 class has been selected. The class met for an opening reception on Aug. 7 at Post Familie Vineyards and Winery in Altus.

The new class members are:
Kevin Berry of Ozark, owner, Ozark Ford;

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:50pm

Twenty-five individuals have been selected for the 2014-15 Leadership Fort Smith Class. Participants will take part in a yearlong program offering a glimpse into the challenges of the local economic, educational, medical, nonprofit and governmental communities.
 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:48pm

A $4.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to the Fort Smith Regional Airport is the largest single grant received by the airport and will pay for completion of a major taxiway realignment by the fall of 2015.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:20am

The city of Fort Smith has invested $201.2 million since 1993 on wet weather sewer improvements and another $150 million or more could be poured into improvements before the city atones for violations of the federal Clean Water Act – bringing the grand total for compliance with the law to $351.2

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:25pm

A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been approved for nearly $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how to improve diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community of Northwest Arkansas.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:14pm

Linda Clifton has been named associate director of advising and retention at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:01pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors passed an ordinance at its Tuesday (Aug. 5) meeting that would restrict the location of temporary signs in rights of ways, a decision the Fort Smith Board of Realtors said could impact its business.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:24pm

In discussions about a two mil increase in property taxes to benefit the Fort Smith Public Library, much attention has been paid to the impact a tax increase could have on homeowners.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:10pm

Four Fort Smith city directors were dismissed from a lawsuit alleging violations of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act according to a Thursday (July 31) court filing.

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 3:17pm

There is a strong link between economic opportunity and education, and even though Northwest Arkansas has several top-rated schools in the state and some of the nation’s largest corporations there is still much work to be done, according to Dr.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:05pm

It was just more than a month ago that Fort Smith business and civic leaders said a concept similar to North Little Rock's Arkansas Innovation Hub was needed in the area and now the Fayetteville and Fort Smith public libraries ha

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:25pm

An opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General will not change action already taken by the Sebastian County Election Commission, but its chairman said the commission would likely take a new vote to ensure it follows the letter of the law after closing and in some cases consolidating polling sites

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:59am

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