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The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce of today looks drastically different than the chamber of 2007.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:45pm

Van Buren is still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, as evidenced by a mix of sales tax figures, number of building permits issued and other factors.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:26am

A burn ban is in effect in Sebastian County as a result of dry conditions and high winds.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:39pm

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority meeting Thursday (Jan.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:42pm

A recently announced update to the Fort Smith School District's master plan has largely focused on the school's pitch for a third high school to be located at Chaffee Crossing.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:28pm

Fort Smith native and Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn has selected the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and Springdale-based A Level Up to receive proceeds from an award he was given by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Some of the proceeds will also go to Women’s Hope Clinic in Auburn.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:01pm

That a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home is art is not a revelation, but to move such a home almost 1,100 miles to be actual art on the Bentonville grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, well, that’s impressive.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:41pm

The Fort Smith School District unveiled its master plan through the year 2020 on Monday (Jan. 13), detailing plans for the district, plans that include a third Fort Smith high school at a cost that could be in excess of $65 million.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:21pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith made the transition from community college to four-year university just 12 years ago and already, the school is preparing to offer its first master's degree.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:42pm

A small southeast Arkansas town with a population of less than 1,000 residents hosted political leaders and candidates from across state, senators from as far away as Maine and reporters from across the nation for a night of fundraising and coon eating on Saturday night (Jan. 11).

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:35am

It was just 2011 when the city of Van Buren was refusing to pay a contested 2009 water charge of $253,000 to the city of Fort Smith.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:11pm

Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced Thursday (Jan. 9) that Douglas James Christopher, 60, of Valparaiso, Ind., was sentenced today for knowingly transporting a minor from Oklahoma to Arkansas with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 7:06pm

A mix of extreme cold and precipitation during the winter months could push the completion date of May 2014 for the Interstate 540 rehabilitation project in Fort Smith and Van Buren off schedule.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:07pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court approved resolutions Monday evening (Jan.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:25pm

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Chancellor Dr. Paul Beran took time Friday morning (Jan.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:03pm

Good schools are an essential part of Northwest Arkansas’ long term growth plans and a new report card says the region’s public school students are making positive strides in academic performance.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:43pm

Fort Smith has been named the fifth-place western town on True West Magazine’s 2014 Top Western Towns.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:12pm

John Brown University has named nursing educator Dr. Ellen Odell as director of JBU’s new nursing program. Odell will be initially responsible for developing curriculum and recruiting instructors for the university’s nursing program, which will begin admitting pre-nursing students Fall 2014.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:33am

It's not every day that Fort Smith, Ark., is in the national spotlight. It's not every day that a film crew from a world-renowned publication makes a visit to this community to shed light on one of the country's most startling epidemics, either.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 9:09pm

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