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Born and raised in Fayetteville, Sarah Fennel lights up when she talks about her family of two brothers and her wonderful parents.

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:38pm

After a more than two hour executive session, the Fort Smith Board of Directors on Friday (July 10) voted 7-0 to named Jeff Dingman the acting city administrator following the surprise resignation Friday morning of City Administrator Ray Gosack.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:16pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack has resigned, with Friday (July 10) his last day on the job. He has worked for the city 16.5 years, with almost five years of that as city administrator.

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:07am

A group of around 25 people gathered Thursday (July 9) for a public meeting about a proposed public enrollment charter school in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:29pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum has received a $25,000 gift from Wells Fargo Advisors. It is the firm’s largest grant in the Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas region for 2015. A portion of the grant will be used to sponsor the museum’s Descendants Day, which is scheduled for July 25 in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:18pm

The Steel Horse Rally Board of Directors presented a $2,000 donation to a local charity, The General Darby Legacy Project, on Thursday (July 9) at Old Fort Harley-Davidson in Fort Smith.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:14pm

University of Arkansas alumnae and sisters Agnes Lytton, Mary Sue and Betty Lynn Reagan have designated an estate gift to the University Libraries valued at more than $1.2 million.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:34am

Dawson Meadows reports that some suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores are now sitting on golden thrones on their personal yachts. He also gets a comment from Moses on efforts to keep 10 Commandments monuments on Arkansas and Oklahoma Capitol grounds.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:47am

The Downtown Master Plan for the revitalization of downtown Rogers is an illustration of what could be done in the downtown area, not a recommendation to secure private property, said Scott Polikov, president of Gateway Planning Group of Texas.

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 8:51pm

Fort Smith City Clerk Sherri Gard has been elected president of the Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, Treasurers Association (ACCRTA).

City Administrator Ray Gosack said Gard’s leadership position is a reflection of her work on behalf of the citizens of Fort Smith.

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:49pm

Fort Smith business leaders, working with the Fort Smith Public School District and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, are moving forward with a plan to open by August 2016 a public charter school for students in grades 10-12.

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:13pm

Fort Smith attorney and former Fort Smith Public School Board member Joey McCutchen is pushing back against the effort to change the Southside High School mascot. He says ending use of the Rebel mascot “will not do anything to improve race relations.”

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:09pm

Reports about sizeable increases at Miss Laura’s historic bordello, a disturbing story about a bikini car wash fundraiser in Fort Smith and a bleeping bleepfest  are part of Dawson Meadows’ report this week.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:06am

Tony Crouch has been named vice president for business operations at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 2:13pm

Rogers Little Theater, which has developed a reputation as a renowned community theater company, has a new name.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:06pm

An informal survey of the Fort Smith Board of Directors places the odds against the city reinstating a business license fee to cover a shortfall in the city’s pension contributions for police and fire employees.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:14pm

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.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:19pm

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.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04am

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.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:25pm

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.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:26pm


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