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The first four reporting months of sales tax collections in Fort Smith have the city on a track that could top record collections posted in 2008. Collections of the 1% sales tax in the April report was up 8.81%, and the city’s portion of the countywide 1% tax was up 7.38%.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 1:39pm

Amy Knight has been named convention & event sales director for the Convention and Visitors Bureau; a division of Fort Smith’s Advertising and Promotions Commission.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:31am

An $11,000 check presentation and energy efficient demonstrations were part of the open house event held Wednesday (May 27) for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Sustainable Conservation House, an event showcasing the university’s newest learning facility.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:28pm

Packed into The Video Wire this week is a note on “tattoo-worthy” quotes from a leader of Take Back the Fort, Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders swinging his big veto stick and another screw up by Dawson Meadows.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:45am

The Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren has received a $367,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and will begin work on adding a second historic building for tours as well as creating new parking areas, offices and laboratories.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:29am

A somewhat “sexier” Dawson Meadow talks about Bass Reeves, Arkansas’ healthy tourism sector, what really makes a pig happy and an erroneous report that Fort Smith Directors will clean up behind the horses following the Memorial Day parade on Garrison Avenue.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:06pm

The pop song was almost right. Based on recent news, the next few months and years could be all about that Bass Reeves. Fox News and the Discovery Channel plan separate documentaries this summer about the legendary U.S. Deputy Marshal.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:07pm

Members of a newly formed non-profit group are confident they will reach their goal to revitalize the downtown and historic area of Van Buren with the help of community support, funding and awareness.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:12pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith graduation ceremony held Saturday (May 16) marked a major milestone for the university – the largest graduating class in its history.
 

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:20pm

Dr. Ron Darbeau has been named dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Dr.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:21am

Wearing his safety helmet, The Video Wire Anchor Dawson Meadows rants about a low voter turnout, a sewer savior and people who rant.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:04am

A Whirlpool vice president said Tuesday (May 12) that a successful redevelopment plan for the company’s shuttered manufacturing plant and associated 95 acres will likely require “strategic demolition” and a plan to “repurpose” the property into smaller parcels.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:32pm

Officials with the Arkansas National Guard announced Friday (May 8) implementation of additional random force protection measures at all of its facilities and installations in Arkansas as a result of a U.S.

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:53pm

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student Casey Millspaugh’s life was changed by a business card.
 

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:46am

Voting, voting on mustaches and the odds on Huckabee losing an arm-wrestling contest to Hillary are part of this week’s The Video Wire.

The Video Wire is a collaboration between The City Wire and Things To Do In Fort Smith.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:18pm

A skilled workforce shortage is a major issue facing many employers in the region, state and nation.

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:45pm

Gary and Jan Oftedahl have owned a photography studio in downtown Rogers for more than 30 years. A dozen years ago, they moved to an apartment above their business.

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:52pm

A new medical clinic to serve low income or uninsured families will open in August on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to serve residents in the southwestern Fayetteville and Washington County.

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:46pm

A teen center, Veteran’s job fair, connecting area youth with senior citizens and building a baseball field for children with disabilities were the four presentations made Monday (May 4) by University of Arkansas at Fort Smith students in the community leadership program.

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:04pm

Residents of Northwest Arkansas celebrated Saturday alongside federal, state and local officials as the ribbon was cut shortly after noon to mark the official opening of the Razorback Greenway, a 36-mile paved multi-use trail extending from Bella Vista to the south side of Fayetteville.

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:55pm

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