Editor's note: A previous version of this story noted that RITA would own and financially benefit from rail improvements at Chaffee Crossing. It will be the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority that will own the rail.
In an interview the day after he was hired, Fort Smith’s new city administrator hinted at two broad priorities he plans to pursue now that he’s in the driver’s seat — or as much as one can be in the driver’s seat in Fort Smith’s city administrator form of government.
Fourth-quarter sales tax collections in Fort Smith and Sebastian County are attempting to end on a positive note, with the November report from the city of Fort Smith showing a more than 11% gain in countywide sales tax collections.
The River Valley Regional Food Bank collected more than 11,000 pounds of donated food Monday (Dec. 27), and will likely collect that much and more during the remainder of the week from grocery stores and restaurants clearing their holiday food inventory.
Helping Mitsubishi break ground on a $100 million wind turbine assembly plant to Fort Smith being named an Arkansas Volunteer Community of 2010 were cited by Acting City Administrator Ray Gosack as accomplishments in 2010.
Editor's note: The City Wire highlights each month a person in the Fort Smith region. Special recognitions, accomplishments, philanthropic support and input from The City Wire readers are considered when selecting a person to profile.
Candyce Hinkle is not sure what the movie remake of “True Grit” will do to boost Fort Smith’s tourism industry, but the Fort Smith native and cast member of the new Coen Brothers movie is more than happy to help Fort Smith.