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Once again Dawson Meadows reports on news of the week, and also takes a jab at the creativity of Millennials and offers his take on Pinterest.

“Damn kids. Get off my lawn,” said a frustrated Meadows.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:31am

Fort Smith residents expecting more information on the future of the City Administrator position left the Fort Smith Public Schools Service Center disappointed Tuesday night (July 21) as the city’s Board of Directors withdrew a resolution to confirm appointment of Jeff Dingman as the Acting City

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:17pm

A schedule, sponsors and location detail have been made public by organizers of the inaugural Festival of Murals event to be held in Downtown Fort Smith. At least seven U.S.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:31pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Jolie Hobbs of King Elementary School in Van Buren, Ark. with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:57am

A “Rally for the Rebels!” event will be held at the Southside High School football stadium just days ahead of a planned Fort Smith School Board vote to change the school’s mascot and fight song.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:36pm

A life changing speech by “The Hutch,” a Village People appearance at a recent Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting and feral cats are part of the recent report from Dawson Meadows.

Meadows also has trouble understanding how grocery shopping at Walmart is a museum exhibit.

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:35am

The Fort Smith School District became the first in the state of Arkansas to acquire a new upgraded, high-speed, fiber-optic broadband network 40 times faster than what other schools throughout the state are capable of achieving.

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:04pm

The River Valley Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program. The funds will be used to purchase a replacement Retail Recovery Refrigerated Truck to recover grocery store products no longer considered retail salable.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:58pm

Those who spoke Tuesday morning (July 14) at the opening ceremony for a six-mile piece of Interstate 49 through Chaffee Crossing east of Fort Smith had a common theme: It’s a great start worth celebrating, but more money and concrete is needed to link the short stretch into a major national highw

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:38pm

City employees packed the room at Tuesday’s (July 14) study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors in which reinstatement of a business license fee, a reduction in non-uniformed employee retirement contributions and cuts to the city’s animal control services were options on the table to hel

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 6:28pm

The much anticipated Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville opened its doors on Monday (July 13) allowing members a sneak peek into the expansive $24 million children’s wonderland that spans roughly 40,000 square feet.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:50pm

Development in Springdale is expanding east and west of Interstate 49 along Elm Springs Road, much like Fayetteville and Rogers have expanded in recent years.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 1:38pm

Born and raised in Fayetteville, Sarah Fennel lights up when she talks about her family of two brothers and her wonderful parents.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:38pm

After a more than two hour executive session, the Fort Smith Board of Directors on Friday (July 10) voted 7-0 to named Jeff Dingman the acting city administrator following the surprise resignation Friday morning of City Administrator Ray Gosack.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:16pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack has resigned, with Friday (July 10) his last day on the job. He has worked for the city 16.5 years, with almost five years of that as city administrator.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:07am

A group of around 25 people gathered Thursday (July 9) for a public meeting about a proposed public enrollment charter school in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:29pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum has received a $25,000 gift from Wells Fargo Advisors. It is the firm’s largest grant in the Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas region for 2015. A portion of the grant will be used to sponsor the museum’s Descendants Day, which is scheduled for July 25 in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:18pm

The Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors presented a $2,000 donation to a local charity, The General Darby Legacy Project, on Thursday (July 9) at Old Fort Harley-Davidson in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:14pm

University of Arkansas alumnae and sisters Agnes Lytton, Mary Sue and Betty Lynn Reagan have designated an estate gift to the University Libraries valued at more than $1.2 million.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:34am

Dawson Meadows reports that some suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores are now sitting on golden thrones on their personal yachts. He also gets a comment from Moses on efforts to keep 10 Commandments monuments on Arkansas and Oklahoma Capitol grounds.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:47am


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