Rules providing a one-year permit and flexibility in the number of moves in that year were some of the preferred ideas supported by members of the Fort Smith Planning Commission toward a new ordinance regulating mobile food trucks in the city.
Fundraising for the U.S. Marshals Museum received a much-needed boost with Friday’s (March 13) news that First Bank Corp. added $500,000 to its donation and is 60% toward a goal to raise another $1 million for the museum to honor the late Sam M.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors did not have time to talk about changing the city administrator’s hire-fire authority, but they did have a lively discussion about how the city presents its budget – specifically as to how the city handles a prior-year general fund balance with respect to future
Key leadership changes were made recently at the 188th Wing in Fort Smith. Lt. Col. Tina Lipscomb relinquished command of the 123rd Intelligence Squadron to Lt. Col. Stanley “Sonny” Stefancic III, and Lt. Col. Jeremiah Gentry assumed command of the 184th Attack Squadron.
The proposed 3-year budget presented by the committee exploring sanctioned Division III sports at NorthWest Arkansas Community College totaled $431,519 for women’s volleyball and softball and men’s baseball.
Providing a preview for the September murals event in downtown Fort Smith is the reason why internationally acclaimed Irish artists Maser and Conor Harrington are in Fort Smith after finishing up high-profile art events in Sydney, Hawaii and New York City.
The involvement of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the effort to change the form of Fort Smith government, improved sales tax revenue for Fort Smith and an effort to reduce the tax on coke – the soft drinks, not the nose candy – are part of The Video Wire this week.
The January revenue report for Fort Smith shows sales tax collections up more than 7%, an indication that merchants in the city had a robust holiday sales season, and a good start for a city that has struggled with weak tax revenue collections.
Tough talk from Arkansas tourism officials during a presentation with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and encouragement on how to not sample 375 wine varieties in one night are part of this week’s The Video Wire.
The Old Fort Homeless Coalition is moving forward with the design and bid process after receiving approval of $695,000 in grants from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to support the first phase of construction on the Riverview Hope Campus just south of downtown Fort Smith.
An effort by Fort Smith city officials to update mobile food vendor regulations that one city official says are “antiquated” and “too restrictive” is welcomed by such vendors and a majority of downtown Fort Smith property owners who participated in a recent survey on the issue.
The University of Arkansas System bestowed the title of vice chancellor emeritus to Mark Horn of Fort Smith during a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Board of Visitors meeting held on UAFS campus Feb. 17.
This week Dawson Meadows updates us on a Mars Petcare expansion that could add up to 95 good-paying manufacturing jobs, insuring more than $240 million in Fort Smith city assets, and a Festival of Murals event that is being touted as an “Unexpected Project” set for Sept.
Another round of snow and ice is predicted for most of Arkansas, according to a Tuesday report from AccuWeather. This next push of arctic air is expected to bring air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero l