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story and photos by Linda Kaufenberg

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 3:48pm

Third quarter economic conditions were relatively unchanged in the Fort Smith region compared to the 2009 period, with declines in sales tax collections and building permit values and no employment growth likely preventing a better economic grade.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 10:41am

The $4.2 billion all-cash deal by ABB to buy Baldor Electric Co. should be seen as a good thing according to three local business and civic leaders.

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 12:35pm

Three Fort Smith city directors hope to have a new city administrator hired by March, and without the assistance and expense of an executive search consultant.

Mon, 11/29/2010 - 10:33am

Downtown Paris event draws hundreds to see the glow of more than 100,000 holiday lights.

Sun, 11/28/2010 - 5:15pm

story and photos by Roy Hill

Recent developments have the owners and employees of Advanced Welding in Rudy calling the Hogs.

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 8:10am

The Holiday Market event helps raise funds for the League’s community projects.

Sun, 11/21/2010 - 11:49am

The 10th annual Cotillion had more than 200 in attendance to honor the nine debutantes.

Sun, 11/21/2010 - 11:16am

story by Aric Mitchell

“Come and get me.”

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 7:30am

Editor’s note:  The following story is reposted as part of The City Wire effort to support this important regional project.

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 9:56am

The first of three new faces on the Fort Smith board of directors was sworn in Tuesday (Nov. 16), with George Catsavis casting his first official vote to approve a five-year consolidated plan for a Fort Smith program receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:29pm

story submitted by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Mon, 11/15/2010 - 10:34am

Hundreds came out to watch Shriners, students and others honor the purpose of Veterans Day.

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 7:18am

Students at 10 Fort Smith schools welcomed retired and active military members to celebrations held Wednesday and Thursday.

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 4:57pm

story and photo submitted by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 2:28pm

The board of the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority formally approved Wednesday (Nov. 10) the request of $25,000 each from Crawford County, Sebastian County, the city of Fort Smith and the city of Van Buren.

The combined $100,000 would help fund RITA through Dec. 31, 2011.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 4:09pm

The balance between quality service and financially meeting debt covenants and ongoing maintenance and operations with Fort Smith’s water and sewer system dominated the second in a series of three city hearings on the 2011 budget.

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 9:50pm

A regional economic development alliance formed in May is now seeking input from citizens in the region.

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 8:48am

The first 2.5 hours of Fort Smith’s fiscal year 2011 budget hearings were calm and quiet, with most of the comments from city directors and recently elected members of the city board focused on areas to make reasonable budget cuts.

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 10:08pm

The Fort Smith board of directors will review $202,700 in recommended funding for 25 community agencies operating in the areas of recreation, arts and humanities and social/community services.

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 12:11pm


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