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The Compass Report is being expanded with the addition of a monthly report — presented electronically as a two-page PDF — on nine key sets of local, state and federal economic data.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 3:38pm

Tim Mulvihill is eager to move forward with the cleaning and restoration of the historic Cavanaugh Mound in south Fort Smith.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 10:27am

More than 150 gather in Altus to support a unique reading program for pre-school children.

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 1:54pm

The Charleston Chamber of Commerce hears from a “True Grit” star and praises a superintendent.

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 12:51pm

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation are again trying to get legislation approved that would mint coins in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 2:27pm

Revenue for the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation was up more than 5% in 2010, thanks to the addition in June of about 4,900 residential accounts.

Total revenue for the DOS during 2010 was $13.246 million, up 5.46% compared to 2009 revenue.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 1:25pm

It will take a lot of algae and land to make a dent in the use of gasoline in the U.S., but researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a process they say could be commercialized within 5 years.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 6:02pm

The fourth quarter 2010 economy in the Fort Smith region saw momentum weaken, primarily because of rising unemployment figures that offset moderate gains in sales tax collections.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 2:10pm

Two early supporters of Fort Smith’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center are disappointed in the struggle to hire and retain a program director, and they hope talk of re-energizing the program becomes more than just talk.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:19am

August 2010 promises of more work on the Bella Vista Bypass — a segment of a future Interstate 49 — became reality Wednesday (Feb. 23) when the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department opened 10 bids for a 3-mile segment of the bypass.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 9:03am

The top Arkansas military brass was in Fort Smith at the 188th Fighter Wing base on Wednesday (Feb. 23) to formally open a more than $8.3 million support building that was constructed with federal stimulus dollars.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 3:06pm

Catching up is hard to do.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 3:58pm

The Howard Elementary School 6th grader won the 27th annual Sebastian County Spelling Bee.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 5:55pm

After a long, strange trip, Van Buren’s 19,000-square-foot modern library is now open.

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 7:50pm

The event featured dinner, auctions, time on stage with the band and a heated cigar patio.

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 10:45am

story info submitted by the Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 3:27pm

Fort Smith’s population grew by 7.4% between 2000 and 2010, with the city remaining Arkansas’ second largest behind Little Rock.

However, if growth trends continue, Fort Smith could fall to the third or fourth largest city by 2020.

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 2:43pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday (Feb. 8) agreed to give backers of the Mallalieu Project another 90 days to present a definitive plan on restoring a structurally troubled former church.

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 9:04am

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