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The departure of the of the A-10 flying mission at the 188th Fighter Wing means more than just the flying Razorbacks are leaving Fort Smith's airport, so is firefighting protection for the flying public.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:23pm

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. – formerly known as Arkansas Best Corp.

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:43pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack said he wanted proof from attorney Matt Campbell after Campbell alleged on his Blue Hog Report blog that the city's law firm had overcharged for services rendered. Campbell has responded.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 7:22pm

Plans for a new $40 million events complex for Fort Smith Public Schools took another step forward Tuesday (May 27) with the Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission giving the green light for the airport to move forward with negotiations with the district to use airport property as the site for th

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:35pm

Walter Turnbow has spent more than 50 years dedicated to making Northwest Arkansas a better place to live. His signature is on every glass of tap water consumed in Benton and Washington counties as he was a founding director and pioneer in the formation of the Beaver Water District. 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:01pm

Good things come to those who wait, so the saying goes, and Springdale is ready to collect, unveiling a $2 million trail and plaza project that will be a centerpiece on the Razorback Greenway that stretches through Benton and Washington counties in Northwest Arkansas.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:45pm

The Sebastian County Election Commission has selected a new election coordinator to replace its previous coordinator, who resigned following a series of ballot errors prior to the May 20 primary election.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:38pm

Somewhere, somebody at some place is a loaded box closer, a step closer, a state line closer to being the next resident of Northwest Arkansas. That person may be a retail industry veteran about to begin a lucrative job with a supplier to the company Sam and Helen started.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:50pm

Arkansas motorists will enter the traditional summer driving season this Memorial Day weekend with pump prices trending downward, but not without the typical bumps and fluctuations that often happen between now and the time students return to school.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:44pm

John Pope has a passion for trash ... well, for cleaning it up at least.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:33pm

Lawrence Beaty, son of Doris and Hilton Beaty, long-time Fort Smith area teachers, has received Idaho State University’s Distinguished Service Award for 2014.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:05pm

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus will soon be home to a new 20,273-square-foot building designed to support the growing number of students enrolled in health care training programs.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:36pm

A graduation ceremony was held recently for the 18 graduates of the 2014 class of Leadership Franklin County (LFC). The ceremony took place at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, where LFC is housed.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 1:21pm

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods Inc., pledged $2 million to the Jones Center Endowment on Tuesday (May 20), bringing the non-profit’s management within $3.5 million of its $30 million goal toward financial sustainability. The gift was made by the Tyson Family Foundation.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:05pm

The Van Buren City Council approved additional funding for an economic development study Monday night (May 19), in addition to approving amendments to the city's zoning for indoor gun ranges.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:04am

The 188th Fighter Wing flew its last training mission with its A-10 aircraft Friday (May 16) before the planes leave Fort Smith for the final time as the fighter wing transitions to a new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), targeting, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:20pm

A proposal that would give the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education an option to purchase land presently committed to Fort Smith Public Schools ran into a blip Thursday (May 15) during a meeting of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority's real estate committee.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:01pm

To paraphrase former President Gerald Ford, "Our long nightmare is (almost) over."

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:44pm

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will participate this summer in Blue Star Museums and offer half price RAM Family memberships to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:52am

A crisis is afoot in the four counties that reside along the Oklahoma border in Northwest Arkansas and the problem will only get worst, according to information from the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:13pm

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