Fort Smith officials, food relief agencies and utilities are just a few of the organizations scrambling to react to a heat wave that has seen the Fort Smith area suffer through 29 consecutive days of temps above 100 degrees.
Fort Smith officials say a conversion of all 149 signalized intersections in Fort Smith from incandescent bulbs to LED lights will save at least $120,000 a year in electric costs and reduced labor and maintenance costs.
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Around 25 area business and civic leaders gathered Wednesday morning (June 29) at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to discuss the future — or if it should have a future — of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
The Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Amendment 89 could provide the Fort Smith Board of Directors more options in addressing sewer system improvements, expansion of the city’s fire department and other city projects.