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A Military.com story adds more weight to concern that the 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith could lose its A-10 planes as a result of planned deep cuts to the U.S. defense budget.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 9:04pm

Life Styles Inc., a nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities in Benton and Washington counties, has hired Jennifer Maynard as a new executive director.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 11:56am

Spring enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is down 2.5% and enrollment at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is up more than 17%.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 11:50am

The Girls Incorporated Board of Directors has named Amanda Daniels the executive director of Girls Incorporated in Fort Smith. She is set to begin on Feb. 13.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 10:43am

Uncertainty still surrounds the future of the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith, and more information about the fate of the A-10 fighter platform increases the concern that the 188th could lose its mission

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 6:14pm

A contract dispute between pharmacy retail giants Walgreens and Express Scripts has resulted in military families using Tricare to not be able to have prescriptions filled at Walgreens.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 6:05pm

The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is hosting five public workshops in February to discuss proposed changes in operations at 29 of its parks because of budget cuts.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:16pm

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education gave final approval on Friday (Jan. 27) to Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus for its proposed Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 5:45pm

BENTONVILLE — According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are health care related. This burgeoning sector is projected to generate more new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018 than any other industry.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:42pm

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) approved a 2012 operating budget Thursday afternoon (Jan. 26), and also ended its continuing negotiations with Shire, Inc., by approving a 47.5-acre, $475,000 sale.

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 6:14pm

More details released Thursday (Jan. 26) by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about “substantial” defense budget cuts did little to provide clarity as to the future of military units in Arkansas — specifically the 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith.

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 3:04pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission accepted bids for drainage improvements in the West Corporate Area of the airport Tuesday night (Jan. 24), and one winner emerged.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 7:41am

BENTONVILLE — The city of Bentonville became a destination in 2011 as more than 125,000 people visited the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in its first 100 days of operation.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:21pm

Homebuilders and commercial construction firms registered a healthier pulse across Benton and Washington counties last year. The cumulative new building permit values in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and Siloam Springs jumped 27.3% during 2011.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 2:55pm

Trinity Junior High School of Fort Smith won the Arkansas Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday (Jan. 21).

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 1:13pm

Walmart executive Jack Shewmaker had a storied career with the Bentonville-based retail giant.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:44am

The Van Buren City Council approved an additional $102,490.78 in expenses for the repair of a collapsed sanitary sewer main east of Pointer Trail and Highway 59 at Monday night’s (Jan. 23) monthly meeting.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 9:26pm

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Recognition Banquet was held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 6:34pm

The $3 million Hope Campus recommended by Dr. Robert Marbut could move closer to fruition if Old Fort Homeless Coalition (OFHC) Vice-President and Director of the Fort Smith Housing Authority Ken Pyle has anything to do with it.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 1:31pm

Walmart’s Sam’s Club is breaking new ground appointing its first female chief executive officer in company history. Rosalind Brewer, 49, will replace Brian Cornell, 52, who is returning to the Northeast for family reasons, according to a company statement issued Friday morning (Jan. 20).

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:33am

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