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The Noon Exchange Club of Fort Smith, in conjunction with the upcoming movement “Step Up, Speak Out! A Rally to End Child Abuse,” will host a joint press event at 5 p.m., April 2, at the Park at West End in downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 4:29pm

William R. “Bud” Harper, the former Sebastian County Judge and former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management under Gov. Mike Huckabee, passed away Wednesday morning (Mar. 28).

He was 81.

The Fort Smith Police Department filed this report on Harper’s passing.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 2:49pm

5NEWS (KFSM TV 5 and KXNW TV 34) and The City Wire have teamed up to produce a weekly one-hour news show designed to provide more indepth information about business, politics and arts &

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 1:43pm

The urbanized area of Northwest Arkansas was the 15th fastest growing region in the nation and is now qualified as a “Transportation Management Area,” according to a recent U.S.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 4:26pm

The Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3), presented by the American Cancer Society (ACS), is coming to the Fort Smith Region.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Marilyn Heifner will keep her job as executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission after pleading no contest earlier this month to violating the Freedom of Information Act.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 5:07pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack on Thursday issued a report on the progress he believes has been made on “top strategic priorities” and “tactical issues” established during an April and

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 7:20pm

Art Farine, a 32-year city employee and director for Siloam Springs, said a fiber-to-the-premises network will help the city stay current.

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 9:44am

The long-awaited U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin will soon be a reality, with up to $5 million in proceeds from the coin authorized to support a segment of work at the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 6:55pm

The Van Buren City Council moved closer to funding a one-cent tax hike for a wide range of city improvements Monday night (March 19) at the regularly scheduled meeting.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 7:09am

Kirk Rhoads firmly believes Arkansans must fix weak laws against child sex trafficking.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 7:15pm

FORT SMITH — James Pickens Jr., the actor who portrays Dr.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 5:38pm

Siloam Springs may add cable and Internet to the services offered through its city-owned electric utility, but it won’t come without opposition.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 3:11pm

The Riverview Hope Campus is not yet a reality, but it’s already done a first for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 9:28pm

This year may well be the year that Rogers residents remember as being one that helped put the city on the map. And that's just what city officials are aiming for in 2012.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 1:26pm

The City of Fort Smith Board of Directors is ready to take a second look at its animal care and control laws.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 9:14am

The first year The Farm grew produce, it was essentially a large garden. The second year, it was more than a garden, but not quite what most would view as a “farm.”

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:17am

As the fate of the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith continues to remain a source of speculation in the area, Fort Smith Regional Airport Director John Parker is not ready to join in.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 2:32pm

SPRINGDALE — EOA Children’s House, the only center in Arkansas that provides long-term, year-round treatment to young abused and neglected children, has received a $84,578 grant from the Walmart Foundation to expanded its pre-kindergarten education, transportation for children and for certain the

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 1:48pm

One group’s loss is another group’s gain, unless you are the Old Fort Homeless Coalition (OFHC) and the River Valley Regional Food Bank (RVRFB), in which case a loss could lead to gains for both organizations.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:50am


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