Continued growth in Fort Smith and Sebastian County sales tax revenue may take some of the budget pressure off a Fort Smith Board of Directors that is struggling to find money for a pension shortfall and other needs.
The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows reports that Sebastian County River Rats is a leading contender for a new mascot idea at Southside High School in Fort Smith. As usual, Meadows has bad information.
Fort Smith School Board President Dr. Deanie Mehl is confident the board will on July 27 officially vote to do away with the “Johnny Reb” themed mascot at Southside High School. And a former Southside graduate who began an online petition to stop the mascot change has had a change of heart.
A contract is pending for the sale of the historic Lane Hotel, a focal point in downtown Rogers. Closing is scheduled sometime in July and depending on what the new owners have planned, the new property could be part of the “buzz” in downtown Rogers.
The number of consumers in Arkansas looking to make a major household purchase over the past six months rose 5 points in March as wages saw a slight increase and cheap fuel prices boosted discretionary income, according to the final installment of the 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey release
Predictions that Tropical Storm Bill will bring another six to 10 inches of rain to watershed areas of the Arkansas River could mean that normal transportation on the river system may not return until August.
Whether a school board member has children in the local schools isn’t a prerequisite to run for a seat on a local school board and shouldn’t make a difference since the board member is there to serve all children, say school officials and board members.
A recent statewide prescription drug Take Back effort cleared more than 20,000 pounds of drugs from medicine cabinets with the help of volunteers across the Natural State., Department of Drug Enforcement, and local law enforcement
Rental of more than 2,000 Fort Smith area hotel rooms and more than $250,000 spent locally by the U.S. Army are just two examples of the economic impact of a large three-week training exercise at Fort Chaffee.
Commentary on obesity in Arkansas, red eyes and good music at Wakarusa, activities at the Harry E. Kelley underwater park and some other things that don’t make sense are part of this week’s report from Dawson Meadows.
About 55 people gathered Wednesday morning (June 3) near the Interstate 540 and Rogers Avenue interchange in Fort Smith to recognize Beautify Fort Smith’s success in gathering fiscal and physical resources in improving the appearance of the interchange with hundreds of flowers, 124 trees and 2,88
The first four reporting months of sales tax collections in Fort Smith have the city on a track that could top record collections posted in 2008. Collections of the 1% sales tax in the April report was up 8.81%, and the city’s portion of the countywide 1% tax was up 7.38%.